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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, curated by the NEDRA News Editor-In-Chief. We hope these selections will be of interest to you - and encourage you to share your thoughts and comments here!

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  • Tue, March 20, 2012 6:19 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    Nearly a year ago to the day, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett paid a visit to India’s billionaires, asking them to consider taking a “giving pledge” and donating half their wealth to worthy causes before they die. While India’s philanthropists are still far away from meeting that challenge, a report on Indian philanthropy released on Wednesday at the third annual Indian Philanthropy Forum in Mumbai shows that Indian giving is clearly on the rise.

  • Tue, March 20, 2012 10:37 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Study of High Net Worth Women’s Philanthropy, the Million Dollar List and the Women Give 2010 studies are expanding the knowledge base about gender differences in giving.


  • Tue, March 20, 2012 10:30 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that many top hedge funds are showing signs of recovery after several tumultuous quarters.

  • Wed, March 14, 2012 9:58 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    U.S. colleges and universities raised $30.3 billion in contributions in 2011, an increase of 8.2% over a year earlier, according to the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey released last week by the Council for Aid to Education.

  • Wed, March 14, 2012 9:55 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is neither synonymous with Corporate Philanthropy nor an alternative. In Corporate Philanthropy, corporates donate a certain portion of their profits to charitable causes. In this context, it is perceived as "improper" for corporates to consider receiving any benefit from it.

  • Wed, March 14, 2012 9:51 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    Entrepreneur and philanthropist Chuck Feeney recently made news when his foundation donated $350 million to Cornell University. The huge gift was made to clinch that institution's victory in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's competition to build a technology-incubating campus in New York City. Behind the scenes, what generated the Atlantic Philanthropies' donation was Mr. Feeney's refusal to fall into a trap that has snared many other philanthropists.

  • Wed, March 14, 2012 9:49 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    Until somewhat recently in the U.S., community foundations were pretty much the province of the wealthy. The same goes for the rest of institutional philanthropy - family foundations, donor-advised funds, etc. But something may be happening to community philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world that reflects the “mutuality of philanthropy,” the sense that “community philanthropy is for everyone,” according to Nick Deychakiwsky, senior program officer of the C.S. Mott Foundation.

  • Wed, March 14, 2012 9:39 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    There are many reasons the rich give to charity. WSJ Wealth Report editor Robert Frank stops by Mean Street to outline a few of them with host Evan Newmark.

  • Tue, March 13, 2012 2:45 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    The declining coverage of nonprofits by newspapers and other journalistic organizations has been a growing source of concern to people who care about the welfare of nonprofits and philanthropy and their accountability to the American public.



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