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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 13, 2012 9:38 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    Go Brazil! If you’re keeping tabs on total growth in number of billionaires, Brazil beat out its BRIC compatriots—China, Russia and India– this year.

  • Tue, March 13, 2012 9:37 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    The rising cost of getting a college degree has put attending a traditional four-year college or university out of reach for many people -- and a handful of experts have recently made headlines by saying that a college degree simply isn't worth the massive debt a young person typically incurs in its pursuit. 

  • Fri, March 09, 2012 4:57 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    Forbes Magazine has released its 2012 list of the world's richest billionaires....Among the 1,153 billionaires on the list are six people who call Massachusetts home.

  • Fri, March 09, 2012 4:57 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    If we were holding a contest for “most depressing headline,” this one from Reuters might be in contention: “U.S. investors lack interest in companies doing good.” This was apparently the prevailing sentiment at a meeting of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, who met in New York City on Monday, which was International Corporate Philanthropy Day.

  • Fri, March 09, 2012 4:55 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    As the United States and Canada emerged from the Great Recession, charitable pledges to nonprofit healthcare organizations slowed in fiscal year 2010, jeopardizing the ability of healthcare systems in both countries to generate philanthropic funding necessary to meet their long-term, construction, equipment and patient needs.

  • Fri, March 09, 2012 4:54 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    Howard Stevenson has a new primer on fundraising based on his long experience as a donor and his involvement in raising over a billion dollars for a number of non-profits. He says that successful fundraisers need to think like entrepreneurs undefined someone who “is in the pursuit of opportunity beyond resources they control.”

  • Fri, March 09, 2012 4:52 PM | Tara McMullen-King

    You know you like your cup of Joe in the morning. But are you ready for a cup of Hugh? We are, of course, talking about actor Hugh Jackman, who recently launched a coffee and tea company that raises money for charity. Philanthropy is the driving force behind Jackman’s involvement in the coffee world. In a telephone interview he talked about being inspired by the late Paul Newman and his company, Newman’s Own, which has donated millions to charity. But it’s not the only reason.


  • Thu, March 08, 2012 12:11 PM | Tara McMullen-King

    Speakers at the second session of the concluding day of the 12th Jeddah Economic Forum discussing Arab philanthropy said yesterday that Saudis need to focus more on philanthropy and also invest in charities locally rather than directing their contributions overseas. Zakah also received attention from the speakers with calls to invest the SR125 billion Zakah in sustainable development programs.


  • Wed, March 07, 2012 9:57 AM | Tara McMullen-King
    This database contains information on the 7,066 Massachusetts state employees who earned at least $100,000 in 2011. All but one of the 50 highest paid were employed by the University of Massachusetts. You can search by last name, job title, or department using the search box below.

  • Tue, March 06, 2012 2:02 PM | Tara McMullen-King
    Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter is an eagerly anticipated treat for the financial community, and as usual, the 81-year-old Oracle of Omaha did not disappoint. In his characteristically good-humored, plainspoken style, Buffett surveyed the 2011 performance of Berkshire Hathaway, the investing conglomerate he’s run for over 40 years, and offered some broader thoughts on the U.S. economy.



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