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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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  • 30 Jun 2016 4:52 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    The MacArthur Foundation has launched a new competition that will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The competition, called 100&Change, is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere:


    http://www.forbes.com/sites/bridgespan/2016/06/28/a-wow-moment-in-us-philanthropy-macarthur-foundations-100-million-competition

  • 30 Jun 2016 4:39 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Lisa Ukuku from the Citadel Foundation starts a discussion about gift officer travel--join in the conversation on the APRA Carolinas Chapter blog or in comments below!


    http://apracarolinas.wildapricot.org/page-1852016/4107914

  • 28 Jun 2016 4:48 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Google Earth isn't getting new functionality, but it did become a bit nicer to look at this week when Google rolled out sharper, more seamless satellite imagery to the tool. And they're mining nearly a petabyte of data--700+ trillion pixels--for these sharper images.


    https://maps.googleblog.com/2016/06/keeping-earth-up-to-date-and-looking.html

  • 26 Jun 2016 9:20 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    A recent Boston Consulting Group report revealed that women hold 30% of the private wealth in the world and that 44% are self-made: 


    http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2016/06/16/women-hold-nearly-one-third-of-global-private-wealth

  • 24 Jun 2016 10:07 AM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    What does the future of searching look like? And what will it mean to those of us that research professionally? Join Helen Brown in a discussion about the future of search.


    https://www.helenbrowngroup.com/the-future-of-search/

  • 21 Jun 2016 9:13 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Learn about the donor-centric way WBUR cut its annual spring pledge drive down to a single day—and kept momentum going weeks later:


    http://www.evertrue.com/blog/2016/06/09/a-giving-day-built-around-donors-how-wbur-raised-1-million-in-their-first-ever-one-day-campaign

  • 15 Jun 2016 4:32 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    For those that utilize SQL, here's a, well, nifty code from the CoolData blog that can help map trends in donor giving:


    https://cooldata.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/nifty-sql-regression-to-calculate-donors-giving-trends/


  • 10 Jun 2016 10:12 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Check out this list of 10 helpful tools to access through your browser, curated by the Helen Brown Group:


    https://www.helenbrowngroup.com/best-apps-extensions-add-ons-browser/

  • 08 Jun 2016 1:42 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    A report by consulting firm Bridgespan highlights the damaging expectations we ask nonprofits to live by when we insist on telling them how to best spend their money:


    http://www.fastcoexist.com/3060455/future-of-philanthropy/demanding-that-nonprofits-not-pay-for-overhead-is-preventing-them-fro

  • 03 Jun 2016 9:29 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Heather Hoke from the Helen Brown Group discusses working from home and suggests that offering it as an option can "lure top talent, boost productivity, increase morale and offer a work-life balance that we all need."


    https://www.helenbrowngroup.com/virtual-workers-real-asset/

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