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Monthly Fundraising Update from The Blackbaud Index

The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving to nonprofits increased 4.1 percent while online giving increased 9.9 percent for the three months ending September 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today. Tracking approximately $31.6 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. The Index also features a fundraising benchmark calculator that allows users to easily chart their own results against the Index and historical data to provide a fuller view of charitable giving.

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