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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 Mar 2016 12:00 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Wealth-X publishes the results of a survey of 400 advisors to UHNWI for insight into the perspective and behaviors of their clients. "Globally, the most popular driver of philanthropy was personal fulfillment, followed by 'a sense of purpose.'"


    http://www.wealthx.com/articles/minisite-post/why-ultra-wealthy-give/

  • 25 Mar 2016 9:46 AM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Declining a request for money can be hard for philanthropists; this WSJ article suggests it need no be harsh or a drawn-out process:


    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/26/your-money/the-art-of-saying-no-when-giving.html

  • 18 Mar 2016 8:30 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Sabine Schuller offers some tips and suggested resources for prospect researchers who embarking on an international research "trip."


    And though she doesn't mention it in her article, Schuller's International Donor Research Resources list is not to be missed!


    http://www.prospectresearchinstitute.org/1533-2/

  • 18 Mar 2016 4:21 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Robby West walks you through the process to of matching your prospect data to the FAA plane owners database!


    http://prspctmgmt.blogspot.com/2016/03/potential-plane-owners-in-your-database.html

  • 11 Mar 2016 7:58 AM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Ryan McCarvill from iWave provides a few ways charitable giving data can help with prospect research:


    https://www.iwave.com/2016/03/10/5-tips-for-using-charitable-donations-data/

  • 09 Mar 2016 7:18 AM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Did you know that 85% of millionaires use social media? Jen Filla outlines how social media can offer major gift fundraisers an edge and offers some simple steps that can be taken to participate. 


    http://www.jenniferfilla.com/3-steps-social-media-major-gift-prowess

  • 07 Mar 2016 7:07 AM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Armando Zumaya asks the question: "Do all short tenures always indicate an incompetent development officer?" He delves into what he calls "the most damaging parts of our fundraising: How our development officers are evaluated."


    http://www.armandozumaya.com/the-crisis-of-development-officer-short-tenures.html

  • 29 Feb 2016 8:30 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Sarah Bernstein writes about trusting our guts: "no algorithm can yet replace the intellectual leaps a skilled researcher is able to make, when their training and experience evolve into instinct."


    https://srbernstein2.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/trusting-your-prospect-research-gut/

  • 29 Feb 2016 8:15 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    An interesting read about the unique world of Islamic banking and finance for those that research Middle Eastern prospects:


    http://tribune.com.pk/story/1056075/financial-services-the-curious-case-of-islamic-wealth/

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