May reports are out for both Atlas of Giving and The Blackbaud Index and the news is positive, but cautious.

Atlas of Giving reports that year-to-date giving is up by 8.2%. They are predicting an overall increase in giving (from 2012 to 2013) of  6.3%. We're not out of the woods yet, economic indicators suggest that the first part of 2014 will present challenges for fundraisers. To read or download the current full report, visit

According to Blackbaud, year over year giving for May is up by 1.1% while online giving is up 15.2%. To access The Blackbaud Index visit

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