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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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  • 28 Oct 2015 10:45 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    A recent scathing article on Henry David Thoreau in the New Yorker portrays the Walden author as a misanthrope who "did not care to help other people" and railed against philanthropy. This article suggests that Thoreau avoided philanthropic endeavors not because he resented helping other people but because he thought the philanthropy of his time was too often driven by selfishness.

  • 28 Oct 2015 10:27 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    The Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, in partnership with UK-based charity Stars Foundation, has launched an innovative new online education platform--Philanthropy University--that provides free online courses (MOOCs) in leadership and management to hundreds of thousands of people and organizations working toward social good.

  • 28 Oct 2015 10:24 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Not only does private philanthropy does not fill the gap when states reduce spending on education, it may help widen the gap in quality between rich and poor schools according to an Indiana University researcher.

  • 28 Oct 2015 10:18 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)
    The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), a nonprofit in Washington, DC, was founded in 2012 by "veterans of the nightmarish Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The organization strives to reshape disaster philanthropy and help private foundations become more strategic in their response to disasters.

  • 27 Oct 2015 10:23 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)
    Josh Birkholz shares some ways to convince reluctant leadership that data science is worth the investment.

  • 27 Oct 2015 10:14 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)
    The New York Times investigates the 158 families that have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House.

  • 26 Oct 2015 9:51 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)
    Kenny Tavares, a Senior Researcher at the Helen Brown Group, discusses the legislation affecting hedge funds and family offices and how this could impact the philanthropic landscape.

  • 26 Oct 2015 9:49 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)
    As the arguments for student loan reform and free college education take a main stage in political rhetoric, university executive compensation plans are slowly but gradually being drawn into the spotlight.

  • 26 Oct 2015 9:43 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)
    Wall Street billionaire Sanford I. Weill and his wife Joan have decided not to donate $20 million to the struggling northern New York college Paul Smith's after a judge ruled that the college could not be renamed for Mrs. Weill.

  • 26 Oct 2015 9:28 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Peter B. Wylie and John Sammis offer an analysis of giving at three higher ed institutions and some alarming--and possibly not surprising--conclusions.

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