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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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  • 28 Feb 2017 3:53 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    This increase is significantly more than the increase in overall giving.


    http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/online-giving-increased-7.9-percent-in-2016-study-finds

  • 28 Feb 2017 3:51 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    This excellent article points the way to resources for information on the UK data protection laws and what they mean for nonprofits.


    https://www.helenbrowngroup.com/new-order

  • 28 Feb 2017 3:50 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    While we often use 990s as a way of gaining more information on our donors who have foundations, they may also be using them to gain more information on us.


    https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/02/23/sweet-16-990-return-says

  • 28 Feb 2017 3:49 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    The endowments of  U.S. colleges and universities returned an average of -1.9 percent, net of fees, in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016, the lowest since the 2008-09 financial crisis.


    http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/returns-on-educational-endowments-in-negative-territory-in-fy16

  • 28 Feb 2017 3:47 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    Research shows that there’s a reason why some campaigns (like the Ice Bucket Challenge) go viral but most do not.


    http://mashable.com/2017/02/14/how-charity-campaigns-go-viral

  • 28 Feb 2017 2:01 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    As new wealth centers crop up around the world, family offices are opening in diverse venues, prompted in part by a search for security and privacy and by global financial reforms.


    http://www.fa-mag.com/news/global-trends-drive-family-office-creation-31467.html

  • 31 Jan 2017 4:03 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    These megagifts—over $100M each—made the biggest splash in philanthropy last year.


    http://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstrauss/2017/01/10/the-18-biggest-charitable-donations-of-2016/#2bb948993791

  • 31 Jan 2017 4:01 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    It’s possible that during the course of 2017, using Google to research a potential donor will be declared illegal by Britain’s data protection regulator.


    https://www.helenbrowngroup.com/uk-ico-wealth-screening

  • 31 Jan 2017 4:00 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    This op-ed piece suggests that “strings attached” isn’t such a bad thing with philanthropic gifts.


    http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/opinion-honoring-donors-hard-earned-money

  • 31 Jan 2017 3:58 PM | Laura Parshall (Administrator)

    According to some studies, 90% of wealthy families lose their money in just a few generations. This article examines some of the reasons why, and how it can be prevented.


    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/globe-wealth/eroding-family-fortunes-how-the-cycle-can-be-broken/article33757468/

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