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Blackbaud launches faith-based specialty index

Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB) said it has updated The Blackbaud Index with charitable giving trends through October 2013 and announced the launch of a new faith-based specialty index that tracks fundraising revenue for congregations and other faith-based organizations.

Based on data from 3,828 charities that raised more than USD12bn in the prior 12 months, The Blackbaud Index reported that overall charitable giving grew 2.3 percent for the three months ending October 2013, as compared to the same period in 2012.

Among 3,097 charities that raised nearly USD1.7bn online in the prior 12 months, online giving grew 9.9 percent in the same three-month period, as compared to the same period in 2012.

Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. For more information, visit


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