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3 Reasons To Download The 2017 Charitable Giving Report

As a member of the Blackbaud Community, you’re probably familiar with the Blackbaud Institute’s annual Charitable Giving Report, which offers the premier look at giving for the previous year. This is our 6th edition of the report, and there’s no shortage of valuable information, including overall, online, and mobile trends, key statistics on donors, and more!

But if you’re not convinced, here are 3 (more) reasons why you should download the Charitable Giving Report:

1. Make sense of 2017

2017 was a tumultuous year. From natural disasters to deep political rifts, more and more people started to get involved directly with the causes that matter to them. Many organizations have seen a huge influx of new donors, particularly when their causes are in the political spotlight. The Charitable Giving Report offers the first look into how these events shaped a positive change in giving and provides hope for the long-term health of the sector.  

2. Dive into information the way you want to 


Reading a report can seem like a daunting task, so this year we’re giving you alternative ways to absorb the information and making it easier to share the report on social media (#CGR17) or with your team members.

After downloading the report, you’ll be taken to a confirmation page with these additional download opportunities. 

3. Build a strategy and benchmark your organization


The Charitable Giving Report offers context and information that can hopefully help advise and advance your fundraising strategies in 2018. You can also benchmark your organization by utilizing the Blackbaud Index, the source of data for the report, which has the most up-to-date information on charitable giving.
You can download the report here. I’d love to hear what you think about it and what trends are shaping your fundraising strategy this year!

If you’d like to stay updated with everything the Blackbaud Institute is putting out this year, you can sign up for our quarterly newsletter, The Source

Posted by Ali Martinez on Feb 22, 2018 3:11 PM America/New_York

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We download every Report - I use it to show our board our benchmarks. I consider this a HUGE benefit from my BB payments.  :)
  • Posted Tue 03 Apr 2018 10:27 AM EDT
Jennifer - That's so great to hear! Thanks for sharing. :) 
  • Posted Wed 04 Apr 2018 10:00 AM EDT
This is great
  • Posted Tue 10 Apr 2018 12:17 PM EDT
Love reviewing this report every year!
  • Posted Mon 16 Apr 2018 06:29 PM EDT
Thnk you for sharing!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:08 AM EDT
This is such a great resource. Thanks for making this available to us. :-)
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:09 AM EDT
Great insight & Takeaways:
Overall giving in US increased 4.1%, Retention at 31%, and Online Giving continues to grow as a % of total giving.
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 12:17 PM EDT
We discussed this in one of my Raiser's Edge trainings and it is a great resource!!
  • Posted Tue 17 Apr 2018 01:54 PM EDT
This is such a helpful resource!
  • Posted Wed 18 Apr 2018 01:57 PM EDT
Wow!  I'm so excited about the information in this report!  I'll be showing my manager this!
  • Posted Tue 24 Apr 2018 12:14 PM EDT