Rise in Donations Means Universities Need First-Class Due Diligence
Posted on 02-23-2018 by Lisa Thompson

Universities in the United States received a record $43.6 billion in donations from individuals, companies and organisations in 2017. But recent scandals show that universities must not neglect due diligence on the source of these donations. Top marks for university fundraisers 2017 was... Read More

The 5 Nonprofit Trends That Dominated 2017
Posted on 01-18-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

This time last year, Forbes declared that 2017 would be defined by technology across industries. This proved to be a very accurate projection, and the nonprofit sector was no exception. In twelve months, nonprofits have positioned technology to be central to their operations, and as we go through 2018... Read More

Will These 3 Fundraising Trends Stick Around in 2018?
Posted on 12-27-2017 by susan.lawson-dawson@lexisnexis.com

The year is winding down, but for non-profits and universities, the planning for 2018 fundraising has already begun. Understanding trends and challenges can enable you to drive engagement more efficiently and effectively. Before we start predicting what trends will impact development professionals next... Read More

Start 2018 Strong With Optimal Record Updates
Posted on 12-21-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Every good prospect researcher knows that getting the most out of donors relies heavily on having their databases full of accurate and up to date information. So much time can be wasted chasing dead leads, and loyal donors can be lost if an outdated phone number or email address causes you to lose contact... Read More

Four Strategies to Meet Your Year-End Fundraising Goals
Posted on 12-15-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Everybody in the fundraising world knows the importance of December in any nonprofit campaign, but especially when it comes to year-end goals. The majority of donations are made in the last month of the year, and so using this to the advantage of your campaign to give it that extra boost before bringing... Read More

4 Ways to Maximize the Season of Giving For Prospect Researchers
Posted on 12-06-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Fundraising and donations during the holidays are big business - it’s not called the Season of Giving for nothing! Extending out of old religious traditions of helping the poor at Christmas time and reaching into the 21st century, people still feel particularly motivated to make a difference at... Read More

Information Literacy a Must in the Fake News Era
Posted on 11-28-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Just last week, The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette featured an article on how local educators—of students from elementary school to college—are working to improve information literacy skills in an effort to reduce students’ susceptibility to fake news. Sound familiar? Of course—because... Read More

Why You Should Ditch Black Friday & Upgrade To #GivingTuesday
Posted on 11-22-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Every year after Thanksgiving comes to an end and families gear up for Christmas, the Black Friday frenzy begins. Traditionally the busiest shopping weekend of the year, retailers discount their hottest must have items and shoppers brave the crowds by the millions. In 2016, 137 million people grabbed... Read More

Top 10 Strategies For Maximizing #GivingTuesday
Posted on 11-09-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

#GivingTuesday is just 19 days away, arriving hot on the heels of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year, charitable donations increased by 4%, with a total of $390.05 billion being given to charity, and these figures are set to keep growing year over year. So in the spirit of giving... Read More

Here’s What Libraries Brought To The Eclipse 2017 Party
Posted on 08-25-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

It’s not often that college students embrace an early start to the day, but this week’s rare solar eclipse brought out the early birds at Oregon State University, which had ringside seats as the sun began its path of totality across the U.S. As one of 30 NASA Space Grant universities across... Read More

Students Explore A New Generation of Research
Posted on 07-27-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

From the beginning, student opinion has been a big factor in the development of the new Nexis Uni ™ student research platform. As the product continues to grow and evolve, researchers at Nexis Uni have been hard at work talking to students around the country to capture what they need in a research... Read More

Looking Back at ALA Annual 2017
Posted on 07-13-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

The exhibit hall was bustling with attendees at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The 5-day event brought speakers, exhibits, programs, award celebrations, preconferences, networking and social events to people from all around the United States. Speakers included Sarah Jessica Parker who... Read More

College Transparency Act Demands Higher-Ed Accountability
Posted on 05-31-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Headlines publicizing the latest data hack or ransomware attack have kept data security and privacy in the public eye, but the College Transparency Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill introduced in Congress this month, looks to reverse a ban on federal student-level data collection—for good reason.... Read More

Can Scholarly Research Take Down Fake News?
Posted on 01-31-2017 by Kari Abitbol

Remember when the only fake news you encountered during the week was in the check-out line at the grocery store? You’d catch a glimpse of a headline—“Cab Driver Describes Night of Terror During Alien Abduction”—and laughingly wonder who comes up with such blatantly false... Read More

Digital Natives Describe Their Ideal Research Experience
Posted on 10-24-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Both undergraduate and graduate students rely on credible, accessible and diverse content to complete their coursework. In our journey to deliver a new research solution that’s uniquely aligned to their needs, we discovered a few key pain points students face when completing a research assignment... Read More

5 Strategic Prospect Research & Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits
Posted on 09-28-2016 by Janelle Coates

Co-authored by Kari Abitbol Last week, LexisNexis teamed up with a prospect research duo from The Helen Brown Group for a webinar presentation featuring key insights about the current fundraising climate trends. Elizabeth Roma , assistant director of research, and Rachel Dakarian , research associate... Read More

The Missing Millennial and Confused Media
Posted on 09-15-2016 by Megan Burnside

This post was guest written by Courtney Resnicky, a senior at Wright State University. Millennials—those born between 1981 and 1998—have now surpassed Baby Boomers by half a million , according to PEW research. While this may not seem like a huge number, the historic election taking place... Read More

Scholarship Winners to Weigh in on the Media, Millennials and Election 2016
Posted on 08-19-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Earlier this year, Pew Research announced, “Millennials, who already have surpassed Baby Boomers as the United States’ largest living generation, now have caught up to the Boomers when it comes to their share of the American electorate.” Of course, the statement also came with a question... Read More

3 Expectations Digital Natives Bring to Academic Research
Posted on 08-09-2016 by Kari Abitbol

As students descend on campuses across the country in the coming weeks, the vast majority will be Millennials. With a high school graduation rate of 72 percent and a college enrollment rate of 68 percent it’s safe to say that Millennials are on track to surpass the number of college-educated Gen... Read More