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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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  • 30 Mar 2017 2:43 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Documenting your achievements is important, for yourself and your career advancement, to help give you a sense of accomplishment. But it’s also important because it’s a way to show others what is possible.


    https://www.helenbrowngroup.com/pride-results-based

  • 30 Mar 2017 2:42 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Generally, with donor-advised funds, donors have been allowed to maintain a controlling hand over where grants are made, given that certain very basic legal requirements are met. But that informal yet prevalent practice may be beginning to unravel a bit.


    https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/03/29/jewish-federation-challenged-hate-grants-facilitated-donor-advised-funds

  • 30 Mar 2017 2:42 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Skeptics say it is not clear whether DAFs actually increase the amount of money that reaches the needy, and that the tax breaks associated with them mainly benefit the rich.


    http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21719494-rise-dafs-may-be-much-about-tax-charity-philanthropic-boom

  • 30 Mar 2017 2:41 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    The dividing line between “social welfare” and “political action” has become increasingly important. What does donor anonymity in 501(c)(4) organizations mean for democracy?


    https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/03/13/nonprofit-donor-anonymity-threaten-democracy

  • 30 Mar 2017 2:40 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Text messaging donors and supporters is a far more prevalent practice by nonprofits in Asia and Africa compared with their counterparts on other continents.


    http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/american-fundraisers-lag-behind-texting

  • 28 Feb 2017 4:31 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    This top 50 philanthropists list features a new #1, while overall giving by these top donors is down from last year.


    https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Phil-Knight-Tops-Chronicle-s/239122


  • 28 Feb 2017 4:26 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    This article by a seasoned researcher provides some tips and resources on figuring out prospect compensation.


    https://www.helenbrowngroup.com/just-compensation

  • 28 Feb 2017 4:24 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    The nonprofit Big Apple Circus attempted to meet their budget shortfall with a “Save the Circus” crowdfunding appeal, but fell short of their goal, and that began their journey into bankruptcy protection. Their story, thankfully, has a happy ending. Here is what they learned.


    https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/02/16/four-big-donor-lessons-big-apple-circus

  • 28 Feb 2017 4:21 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Here are some of the social media tactics that the National Park Foundation uses to reach people of different ages and backgrounds and inspire them to care about the cause.


    http://pndblog.typepad.com/pndblog/2017/02/six-ways-to-connect-people-to-your-cause-through-social-media.html

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