The Blackbaud Index: Overall Charitable Giving up 1.8% in December and Online Giving up 12.9%

February 15, 2012

CHARLESTON, SC – February 15, 2012 – The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving, a broad-based fundraising index that reports overall giving trends of 1,301 US-based nonprofit organizations representing $2.59 billion in yearly giving on a monthly basis, reported that charitable giving rose 1.8% for the three months ending December 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving, comprised of actual revenue data from 1895 nonprofits representing $419 million in yearly online giving, reported that online giving rose 12.9% for the three months ending December 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving are updated on the 15th of each month (or the next business day) and are based on a three-month moving average of year-over-year percent changes in US-based charitable giving. They represent the most comprehensive and timely sources of charitable giving available.

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Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 25,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare, and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), analytics, financial management, and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has employees throughout the US, and in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit