5 Signs You Need a More Powerful Prospect Research Solution
Posted on 07-21-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

As a prospect researcher, your organization depends on your findings to inform fundraising efforts. But how do you know if your chosen prospect and donor research tool has everything you need and isn't leaving anything on the table? After all, outdated, inaccurate or incomplete prospect information... Read More

LexisNexis Sweeps Reader Rankings as Best Online Public Records Research Provider
Posted on 03-13-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

Recent reader rankings award from National Law Journal follows eight wins in 2017 LexisNexis ®, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today announced that it was recognized throughout 2017 and into 2018 as the Best Online Public Records Research Provider by various prestigious... Read More

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 So much time can be wasted chasing dead leads, and loyal donors can be lost if an outdated phone number or email address causes you to lose contact...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

6 Ways To Keep the Donations Coming Post #GivingTuesday
Posted on 11-27-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

With #GivingTuesday coming to a close tomorrow, you may think the opportunity to capitalize on this day will pass when the clock strikes midnight, but efforts don’t need to end on November 28th. The last three months of the year, as many studies have found, are the most charitable, with research... 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

How Universities Can Leverage #GivingTuesday To Reach Fundraising Goals
Posted on 11-16-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Universities rely heavily on donations to continue delivering quality education, supporting their student bodies and offering top facilities. However, research found that in spite of much effort, the majority of donations made to universities went to an elite handful that already enjoy well-funded perks... Read More

Is Your Non-Profit Reaching for Stellar, Quality Donors?
Posted on 09-12-2017 by Korinne Bressler

Are you reaching for the stars? Yes... the stars. And by stars, we mean star donors. The donors that will help you exceed your yearly fundraising goals. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics , there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the US alone- each... Read More

Alumni Fundraising Strategies That Turn Students Into Million Dollar Donors
Posted on 08-17-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

In a world of alumni fundraising, donor research and dabbling in corporate giving databases , we sometimes come across opportunities that seem to knock on our doors, instead of the often painful alternative. For example recently news hit the wires of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla... Read More

Rage Donations Give Non-profits a Big Boost
Posted on 06-16-2017 by Korinne Bressler

2016 ended on a high note with $23 billion in charitable donations—a one percent increase over 2015’s record-breaking year. The slow, but steady, upward momentum is a positive sign for the nonprofit industry, but there is another emerging trend that could be a boom or bust depending on the... Read More

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

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

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

How Nonprofit Chapters Can Make the Most of Modest Resources
Posted on 09-20-2016 by Janelle Coates

Last week, we noted in a blog post that local chapters of national nonprofits often give up to 40 percent of their revenue in order to leverage the name, logo and reputation of the parent organization. The national nonprofit may provide additional material support as well. But nonprofit chapters are... Read More

Will National Nonprofits Lose Out to Local Chapters’ Fundraising?
Posted on 09-16-2016 by Janelle Coates

When the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation announced that it would cut off funding for breast cancer screens to Planned Parenthood, the backlash was swift—and came from all sides. The organization’s top public health official, Mollie Williams, resigned in protest. More than two dozen... Read More