The 2017 Charitable Giving Report tracks nearly $30 billion in U.S.-based charitable giving from the Blackbaud Index and is one of the most credible resources on fundraising performance in the social good community. This arts and cultural spotlight offers a specialized look at 2017 giving data from the arts and cultural sector and shows how philanthropy was affected by a year of change and uncertainty.
We hope you use this information to benchmark your organization’s performance and advance your fundraising strategies. Start reading to discover 2017 trends, like:
- Arts and cultural organizations saw a 17.2% increase in year-over-year giving
- December, which accounted for 17% of overall giving, remained the top giving month for arts and cultural organizations
- Online giving accounted for 8.1% of overall giving for arts and cultural organizations
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