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Industry Reports To Help Make You Smarter

1. 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study
    M+R 
    http://www.mrbenchmarks.com/

2. 2014 Charitable Giving Report
    Blackbaud
    https://www.blackbaud.com/nonprofit-resources/charitablegiving

3. Index of National Fundraising Performance – Q3 2014
    Blackbaud
    https://www.blackbaud.com/nonprofit-resources/national-fundraising-performance-index


4. 2014 Annual Report on Philanthropy
    Giving USA
    http://www.givingusareports.org

5. 2014 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study
    NTEN and M+R
    http://mrbenchmarks.com/2015-archive.html

6. The Next Generation of American Giving
    Blackbaud
    https://www.blackbaud.com/nonprofit-resources/generational-giving-report

Consumer Confidence Up for Fourth Straight Month

The upward trend continues! According to the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index released today, consumer confidence increased again in August – the Index now stands at at 92.4 (1985=100), up from 90.3 in July.
Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board, elaborated on the good news, saying, “Consumer confidence increased for the fourth consecutive month as improving business conditions and robust job growth helped boost consumers’ spirits. Looking ahead, consumers were marginally less optimistic about the short-term outlook compared to July, primarily due to concerns about their earnings. Overall, however, they remain quite positive about the short-term outlooks for the economy and labor market.”

We will keep an eye on the slight dip in short-term optimism among consumers, but we are pleased with the upward trend as we move closer to the fourth quarter fundraising blitz.

To read the full report, visit the Conference Board’s website.

CCI Aug 2014

Industry Reports To Help Make You Smarter – OLD

1. 2014 Charitable Giving Report
    Blackbaud
    https://www.blackbaud.com/nonprofit-resources/charitablegiving

2. Index of National Fundraising Performance – Q3 2014
    Blackbaud
    https://www.blackbaud.com/nonprofit-resources/national-fundraising-performance-index

 

3. 2014 Annual Report on Philanthropy
    Giving USA
    http://www.givingusareports.org

 

4. 2014 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study
    NTEN and M+R
    http://www.mrbenchmarks.com/

 

5. The Next Generation of American Giving
    Blackbaud
    https://www.blackbaud.com/nonprofit-resources/generational-giving-report