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The Blackbaud Index Report Archive

Below is a collection of reports featuring new data in The Blackbaud Index and commentary from experts in the field. Visit for the latest in charitable giving data.

2016 Archive Reports

October 2016

Blackbaud launched The Blackbaud Index ‹United Kingdom to track charitable giving to the United Kingdom's not-for-profit sector. Download the full report.

To benchmark your fundraising performance against other UK organizations, check out the interactive Blackbaud Index United Kingdom tool.

2015 Archive Reports

August 2015

The Blackbaud Index this month introduces a new foundation index that tracks revenue from giving to foundations. While the Blackbaud Index tracks data on giving to all those other sectors, which receive contributions, gifts and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations, it has not until now tracked giving to foundations. Special commentary was included from the Council on Foundations, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and Herbalife Family Foundation. Download the full report.

2014 Archive Reports

September 2014

Blackbaud launched The Blackbaud Index—Canada to track charitable giving to the Canadian nonprofit sector, which represents one of the country’s biggest industries. Download Full Report

Going forward, The Blackbaud Index—Canada will be updated on the first business day of each month at

June 2014

Launch of the Blackbaud Index for Higher Education tracks fundraising revenue for colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and studies giving trends in the higher education sector with special commentary from John Lippincott, President, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Download Full Report

2013 Archive Reports

October 2013

Launch of the Faith-based specialty index with guest commentary from Rick Dunham, president and CEO of Dunham+Company and Chris McLeod, a ministry strategist with Horizons Stewardship Co. Download Full Report

April 2013

Launch of The Blackbaud Index calculator and the Healthcare and Medical Research specialty indices with guest commentary from Tamra von Schroeck, senior director of operations and finance and philanthropy for Dignity Health and Shana Masterson, national associate director for interactive fundraising and engagement at the American Diabetes Association. Download Full Report

2012 Archive Reports

November 2012

Launch of K12 specialty index with guest commentary from Patrick Bassett, NAIS president, Karla Williams, principal of The Williams Group, and Kimberly Kubik, director of advancement at Shady Hill School. Download Full Report

May 2012

Focused on data through March, 2012, featuring guest commentary from Jim Yunker, chair of The Giving USA Foundation and president and CEO at Smith Beers Yunker & Company, Inc. Download Full Report

January 2012

Launch of public, society benefit organizations specialty index with guest commentary from Andrew Watt, president and chief executive officer, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Nichole Krieger, senior director corporate and direct marketing, Paralyzed Veterans of America. Download Full Report

2011 Archive Reports

October 2011

Launch of healthcare organizations specialty index with guest commentary from Bill McGinly, President, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and Stacy Pagos Haller, CEO, American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF). Download Full Report

July 2011

Launch of international affairs organizations specialty index with guest analysis from Chris Dann, president of Drakes Bay Fundraising and Kymberly McElgunn Wolff, senior vice president, resource development, CARE USA. Download Full Report

April 2011

Launch of arts, culture, and humanities specialty index with guest analysis from Ford W. Bell, president, American Association of Museums. Download Full Report

January 2011

Launch of environmental and animal welfare organizations specialty index, featuring Dave Strauss of SCA Direct. Download Full Report

2010 Archive Reports

October 2010

Launch of the human services specialty index featuring Lynn Edmonds, LW Robbins. Download Full Report

July 2010

Launch of The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving featuring Nick Allen, DonorDigital. Download Full Report

June 2010

Launch of The Blackbaud Index featuring Roger Craver, Donor Trends. Download Full Report


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