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 So much time can be wasted chasing dead leads, and loyal donors can be lost if an outdated phone number or email address causes you to lose contact...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

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

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