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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 – hand-selected by our NEDRA News editorial committee. We hope these selections will be of interest to you - and encourage you to share your thoughts and comments here!


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  • 25 Sep 2014 11:07 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Two billionaire brothers' pledges this month of a combined $370 million are just the latest example of Hong Kong's wealthy lining the coffers of U.S. universities.


    http://online.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-tops-list-of-donors-to-u-s-schools-1411401637

  • 25 Sep 2014 11:01 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Philanthropist Lewis B. Cullman discusses his concerns with the way some foundations and donor-advised funds operate.


    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/sep/25/stop-misuse-philanthropy

  • 25 Sep 2014 10:49 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    With great debate surrounding the definition of big data, Markets for Good looks at Berkeley University's unique take on defining the term.


    http://www.marketsforgood.org/what-is-big-data

  • 25 Sep 2014 10:41 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Charity watchdog Charity Navigator changed in August the way it issues its ratings. The new system is based on 100 points, similar to the school system and is more recognizable to users.


    http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/charity-navigator-goes-100-point-ratings-system

  • 25 Sep 2014 10:39 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Fundraisers are looking to emerging market countries for inspiration on how to deal with the post-recession philanthropic environment.


    http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/look-outside-u-s-fundraising-creativity

  • 25 Sep 2014 10:33 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    When a donor has very detailed preferences about how institutes of higher education use their gifts, it can lead to sticky situations.


    http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2014/9/12/how-much-control-should-higher-ed-donors-have-over-how-schoo.html

  • 25 Sep 2014 10:17 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Major donors beware: wealthy benefactors don't always get to name buildings the way they thought they would.


    http://online.wsj.com/articles/how-naming-rights-can-go-wrong-1411333032

  • 25 Sep 2014 10:13 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    A Stanford University philanthropy professor discusses how technology is changing philanthropy.


    http://online.wsj.com/articles/laura-arrillaga-andreessen-how-philanthropy-is-changing-1409947972

  • 25 Sep 2014 10:10 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Stuck in a prospect ID rut? The Helen Brown Group's Jennifer Turner has some suggestions for thinking outside the box.


    http://www.helenbrowngroup.com/prospect-id-going-beyond-old-old

  • 25 Sep 2014 10:07 AM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Once you've identified some excellent prospects for your organization, here's how to get the front-line fundraisers to act on your recommendations.


    http://www.helenbrowngroup.com/prospect-identification-5-steps-get-action

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