7 Non-Profit Trends To Watch in 2017
Posted on 03-29-2017 by Anna Stevens

The non-profit and fundraising worlds had a strong and successful year in 2016 but now the question is, will this trend continue into 2017? With so much change occurring in the new year Andrew Payne , director of product marketing and product management at Abila noted, “The volatility of the economy... Read More

Rise in Donations Raises Universities’ Exposure to Risk
Posted on 03-01-2017 by Kari Abitbol

The amount of money donated to universities in the United States by individuals, companies and organisations increased last year, according to a new report from the Council for Aid to Education. As universities accept increasingly large gifts, they must make sure they know where the money is coming from... 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

5 Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges and Trends in 2017
Posted on 01-17-2017 by Kari Abitbol

On the heels of a generous 2015, charitable giving grew another 4.1 percent in 2016—and those in the know predict 4.3 percent growth in 2017. How can you ensure that your university or nonprofit organization gets a piece of the projected pie? Staying engaged with your current donors and identifying... Read More

Top 10 Tips for #GivingTuesday Success
Posted on 11-15-2016 by Janelle Coates

Guest written by: John Haydon Co-Authored by: Kari Abitbol #GivingTuesday , a global day of giving fueled by social media, is growing in popularity as a major opportunity for nonprofits to capitalize on the generous spirit of the holiday season. Timed to contrast the commercialization of Black... 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

3 Trends Nonprofits Should Keep in Mind for Millennial and Gen X Donors
Posted on 10-20-2016 by Kari Abitbol

The world of fundraising is rapidly evolving along with the demographics of donor prospects. You may or may not be surprised to learn that Millennials and Gen Xers now constitute more than two-thirds of the U.S. workforce . Though estimates suggest that Millennials won’t take the lead with charitable... Read More

Has the Presidential Campaign Turned Into a Research Assignment?
Posted on 10-14-2016 by Megan Burnside

This post was guest written by Courtney Resnicky, a senior at Wright State University. The battle between who is telling the truth, who is twisting the truth, and who is flat out lying during this Presidential election seems to have become more heated than ever. In both presidential debates we’ve... Read More

Using Media Monitoring to Manage, Protect and Grow Brands
Posted on 10-12-2016 by Megan Burnside

"I'll leave it to chance," said no PR professional ever. But, do all PR professionals have a fast and effective way to stay atop of media buzz? Last September, we brought together three media intelligence experts to share best practices for utilizing media monitoring to manage, protect... 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

9 Tips for Boosting Non-Profit Fundraising
Posted on 08-22-2016 by Kari Abitbol

“Americans are embracing philanthropy at a higher level than ever before,” said Giving USA Foundation Chair W. Keith Curtis in a statement accompanying the release of the Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015 in June. The report also notes that giving in 2015... 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

Webinar: Tips for Avoiding a Brand Fail Due to Negative News
Posted on 07-12-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Everywhere you look—in print, on websites and across social media—negative news abounds. Those stories make for interesting reading unless, of course, the focus of the article is your own organization or individuals associated with it. Recently, we hosted a webinar entitled, “Preparing... Read More

How Empowered Women Are Taking the Fundraising Lead
Posted on 06-21-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Two years ago, Emma Watson—or Hermione Granger for Harry Potter fans—took the stage as the United Nations’ Women Goodwill Ambassador to speak about gender equality and the UN’s “HeforShe” campaign . While the pace of progress has been slow since the UN enlisted 189... Read More

Why You Should Visit the Rule of Law Impact Tracker
Posted on 06-07-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Just last month, The Huffington Post featured an article written by Mike Walsh , Chief Executive Officer of LexisNexis Legal & Professional. The topic? The rule of law — a critical factor supporting economic and societal health. He wrote, “War zones represent the most extreme lack of... Read More

Is Your University’s Brand at Risk Due to Negative Media Coverage?
Posted on 05-10-2016 by Kari Abitbol

High tuition rates, financial aid hassles, broken air conditioners, dingy dorm rooms—sounds like the typical complaints of college students, right? Yet, when students and alumni at one historical black college deluged Twitter® with these issues last fall, the hashtag #TakeBackHU quickly pushed... Read More