Blackbaud recently announced their new Index of Charitable Giving, a fundraising index that reports revenue trends of 1400 nonprofit organizations on a monthly basis. The tool is valuable for fundraisers and organizations interested in keep an eye on the global pulse of of monetary giving.
The Haiti Effect
One of the really interesting things that the index has already shown is that overall revenue increased by 12.1 percent for February, March and April of this year compared to the same months in 2009. Researchers believe that the disaster in Haiti had a major effect on that number, which goes to show the amazing outpouring of support during that time.
The Index of Charitable Giving takes the pulse of the entire industry as well as parses out results by organization size. For all the results, check out the tool for yourself!