Charitable Giving Report

Using 2021 Data to Transform Your Strategy

How This Report Will Help You

Tracking over $46 billion in US-based charitable giving from the Blackbaud Institute Index, the Charitable Giving Report is one of the most credible resources on fundraising performance in the social good community. In the report, you will get a firsthand look at how charitable giving performed and the best practices you need to boost your organization’s fundraising performance. By remaining aware of the trends shaping philanthropy, you’ll have the insight you need to make informed, strategic decisions for your mission.

See the highlights of this year’s report and how you can make the most of the information to enhance your strategies.

In this section, you'll find:

  • Executive Summary of Findings
  • How to Use a Benchmark
  • About the Report and Blackbaud Institute Index
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Year over year, the Charitable Giving Report found an increase in giving.

In this section, you'll find:

  • Overall Giving Trends by Size
  • Profiles of the Average US Donor
  • Overall Giving Trends by Subsector
  • Overall Giving Trends by Month
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Learn more about how online giving performed last year.

In this section, you'll find:

  • Online Giving Trends by Size
  • Fundraising from Online and Mobile Giving
  • Online Giving Trends by Subsector
  • Online Giving Trends by Month
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Get a glimpse into how international giving trended in 2021.

In this section, you'll find:

  • Canada Giving
  • United Kingdom Giving
  • Australia/New Zealand Giving
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Published February 2022

Check out past editions and special subsector spotlights in the Charitable Giving Report series.