Blackbaud Index Shows Modest Upward Tick in Giving
The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving, a broad-based fundraising index that reports overall giving trends of 1,264 US-based nonprofit organizations representing $2.56 billion in yearly giving on a monthly basis, today reported that charitable giving rose 2.2% for the three months ending October 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving, comprised of actual revenue data from 1748 nonprofits representing $424 million in yearly online giving, reported that online giving rose 10.6% for the three months ending October 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.
The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving are updated on the 15th of each month (or the next business day) and are based on a three-month moving average of year-over-year percent changes in US-based charitable giving. They represent the most comprehensive and timely sources of charitable giving available.