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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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  • 27 May 2016 5:12 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Helen Brown provides some tips for those looking for new positions:

  • 26 May 2016 8:19 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    With enormous time commitments, a wide variety of duties, and tenures that last nearly a decade, campaign volunteers are being put to the test.

  • 26 May 2016 8:00 AM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Click on the image below for more information about iWave!

  • 23 May 2016 9:21 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Observing how philanthropists like the former New York mayor collaborate with others can help smaller donors make a bigger difference.

  • 20 May 2016 5:04 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    The Panama Papers have exposed how some of the world’s most powerful people may have used offshore bank accounts and shell companies to conceal their wealth or avoid taxes. Helen Brown explains how the information was leaked and how an free, searchable database with over 320,000 offshore entities was created. She also discusses the ethical quandaries this data presents for prospect researchers:

  • 18 May 2016 9:22 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    This MIT article discusses how the location stamps on Twitter posts make it easy to identify Twitter users’ homes, workplaces. An interesting read for the prospect development world as we discuss the best (and most ethical) ways to use information gleaned from social media in our research.

  • 18 May 2016 8:58 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Maverick Collective CEO Kate Roberts and her cofounder, the Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway decided that if the current model for philanthropy wasn’t working to lift girls out of poverty, they needed to create something new.

  • 16 May 2016 5:00 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Some philanthropists are gambling that the larger the charitable contributions, the stronger the social impact on society:

  • 11 May 2016 9:13 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    "Prospect researchers are the best placed people in the non-profit sector to describe where a private life becomes public. But we had better get out there and get talking; our donors, our colleagues and our organisations need our guidance as we walk, together, along the edge of privacy."

  • 11 May 2016 4:54 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Hedge funds lost money for their investors last year but the industry's top-paid managers had a banner year, with five earning more than $1 billion each in 2015:

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