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Welcome to NEDRA's Industry News blog, where we feature news articles and other items of interest to the research community, curated by the NEDRA News Editor-In-Chief. We hope these selections will be of interest to you - and encourage you to share your thoughts and comments here!

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  • 16 Apr 2012 12:05 PM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    In 2009, IRS commissioner Doug Shulman said in a speech that the IRS had formed a new group of auditors who were going to be directing their attention at a special group of taxpayers: the super rich. Dubbing them "global high wealth individuals," Shulman promised that his agency would be taking a hard look at people who had tens of millions of dollars worth of assets and income tied up in complicated financial dealings that often involved overseas banking and aggressive tax avoidance strategies.
  • 16 Apr 2012 12:05 PM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    What does an organization do when the donor is giving a gift of somewhere between $10 and $20 thousand? How does the organization recognize this ‘mid-range’ gift? And when a donor is contributing such an amount and requests to have their gift named after a loved one, is the nonprofit obligated to do so? In general, is there a rule of thumb for naming opportunities that are not very large donations?
  • 10 Apr 2012 10:38 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)

    Good news: The dramatic rise of China's market economy has driven many newly rich people to give away money for the public good.

    Bad news: There is no effective way to do that in China.

  • 10 Apr 2012 10:35 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    Trends in Jewish giving - among individuals as well as large foundations - are shifting. As Jews become more globally conscious, and open their wallets to more nonsectarian causes, their impact on the wider community becomes more pronounced.

  • 10 Apr 2012 10:31 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    The biggest pay packages seem to keep getting bigger, according to a preliminary analysis of executive compensation at major US public companies.
  • 05 Apr 2012 11:37 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)

    Politicians around the world face a problem when it comes to the overseas rich. They want the spending, taxes and investment that comes with the foreign wealthy. But politicians don’t want to appear to voters as favoring the foreign have-mores over the local middle class. These tensions have played out in the U.K., Switzerland, and even Monaco. Now, they’re bursting out into the open in Singapore.

  • 05 Apr 2012 11:36 AM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    Economist Marc Faber is often gloomy and almost always contrarian.  Yet his latest prediction on the world’s wealthy may be among his most frightening yet.
  • 03 Apr 2012 3:57 PM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    Welcome to Research Matters, a new blog highlighting research at the Census Bureau. We aim to discuss important research in government statistics, and stimulate informed debate. Research ranges from substantive topics of interest in demography, economics and other social sciences, to methodological questions, such as the role of statistical modeling in surveys, designs for the Decennial Census, research on record linkage and confidentiality protection.
  • 03 Apr 2012 3:56 PM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    Although the economy remains a concern for most nonprofit organizations, for the first time in four years many groups saw an increase in donations in 2011, a new report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative finds.
  • 03 Apr 2012 3:53 PM | Tara McMullen (Administrator)
    While the post-Budget headlines were dominated by the cut in the top rate of income tax, the freeze on pensioners' allowances and the imposition of VAT on Cornish pasties, it was one brief announcement by George Osborne that sent a chill through the charity fundraising sector.

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