Research to illuminate
the essential business
operations of the social
impact community

Grounded in the world’s
most robust
philanthropic dataset

and leading sector expertise

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Gen Z at the Table

1/3 of Gen Z supporters plan to increase giving this year. Are you ready to meet them? Explore Gen Z giving behavior in this new report. ​

2023 Trends in Giving Spotlight

This look at 2023 giving tells a powerful story of resiliency, showcasing the best performing subsectors with tips and tricks to maximize generosity in 2024.

Chart Your Course: AI Webinar Series

An era of breakthrough advances is here. You’re responding to an endless stream of news, hype, progress, and upheaval. Whether you’re an established leader or a change agent, you want to harness the potential of AI and other innovative and emerging approaches to power your impact. But how do you cut through the noise? Find out in this webinar series.

Who We Are

The Blackbaud Institute is a research lab illuminating essential operations of the the social impact community. Through research grounded in Blackbaud’s philanthropic dataset—the world’s most robust—and leading sector expertise, the Institute explores fundraising, nonprofit financial management, CSR, grantmaking, education and more.


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Recipient organizations and causes


Countries impacted through giving and volunteering

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