The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving down 1.1% in May and Online Giving up 6.9%

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The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving reports that overall giving decreased by 1.1 percent for the 3 months ending May 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011.

Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 02, 2012

The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving, a broad-based fundraising index that reports overall giving trends of 2,564 US-based nonprofit organizations representing $7.1 billion in yearly giving on a monthly basis, today reported that charitable giving decreased 1.1% for the three months ending May 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011. The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving, comprised of actual revenue data from 2,026 nonprofits representing $387 million in yearly online giving, reported that online giving rose 6.9% for the three months ending May 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011.

The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving are currently updated on the first 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.

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