Overall charitable giving up in February

The Blackbaud Index today reported that overall giving increased 2.9 percent and online giving increased 10.8 percent for the three months ending February 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012, indicating a continued recovery of charitable giving.

As reported in the recent release of the Charitable Giving Report, overall giving grew approximately 2 percent for full year 2012 and online giving grew by about 11 percent in 2012 compared to 2011.

The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Tracking approximately $8 billion in US-based charitable giving, the Index is updated on the first of each month (or the next business day) and is based on a three-month moving average of year-over-year percent change. Featuring overall and online giving, the Index can be viewed by size and subsets of the nonprofit industry via an interactive online chart.

Visit www.blackbaud.com/blackbaudindex to access the Blackbaud Index, subscribe to monthly email or text alerts, read about the methodology, or access special reports.

Source: www.blackbaud.com

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