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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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  • 29 Oct 2015 9:35 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Internet researcher Irina Shamaeva shares a recently released document, Google’s Advanced Search Operators, and a twist it contains even for those familiar with advanced Boolean search syntax.


    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/previously-undocumented-use-asterisk-irina-shamaeva

  • 29 Oct 2015 9:32 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    See the most recent wealth report by the Boston Business Journal that shows that 2013 was the first year since the 2008 credit crisis that Massachusetts saw a drop in income among its most-affluent residents.


    Also, check out the accompanying photo gallery for a breakdown of the towns and cities with the highest concentrations of tax filers reporting at least $1 million in income.


    http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass_roundup/2015/10/the-bbj-wealth-report-the-towns-and-cities-with.html

  • 29 Oct 2015 8:53 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)
    The Minnesota Attorney General has accused the largest car donation charity, the Car Donation Foundation, of passing along only 20 percent of what it raises to the charity it claims to support: the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/15/us/minnesota-car-donor-foundation-is-accused-of-giving-little-to-charity.html

  • 29 Oct 2015 8:25 PM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Sociologist Brooke Harrington goes into the secretive world of global wealth management for the super-rich. Harrington shares some of her insights in this excellent article. 


    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/10/elite-wealth-management/410842/

  • 29 Oct 2015 10:33 AM | Susan Grivno (Administrator)

    Are you familiar with controversies surrounding donor-advised funds? A recent forum held by the Boston College Law School Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good brought together proponents and a few opponents of these giving vehicles for discussion. 


    https://philanthropy.com/article/Role-of-Donor-Advised-Funds/233916/

  • 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. 


    http://religiondispatches.org/thoreaus-ferocious-critique-of-philanthropy-does-not-make-him-selfish/

  • 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.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/17/your-money/online-university-helps-philanthropic-groups-and-their-leaders.html

  • 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.


    https://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropy-Doesn-t/233925/

  • 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.


    http://observer.com/2015/10/averting-disaster/

  • 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. 


    http://joshbirkholz.com/post/131707421143/convincing-leadership-to-invest-in-fundraising

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