How Research Helps Nonprofits Build Better Donor Lists
Posted on 06-10-2019 by Alyssa Vorhees

While most organizations and their leaders value efficiency, maximizing time and dollars is a categorical imperative for nonprofits. Not only do these organizations often operate with razor thin budgets and incredibly lean staffing, they also must spend a large amount of time and resources building lists... Read More

4 Cool Alumni Fundraising Ideas to Get You through the Dog Days of Summer
Posted on 07-31-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

The sun is shining. The swimming pool beckons. But vacation season does not change your fundraising goals. So, how do you maintain your momentum when the distractions of summer are making your alumni donors tune out? Use these helpful tips for enhancing your alumni engagement efforts. Conduct an... Read More

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 After all, outdated, inaccurate or incomplete prospect information...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

Finding Donors Like A Pro- 5 Things You Haven’t Considered in Your Current Research Plan
Posted on 07-13-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

When it comes to finding new donors for your university or non-profit, it's important to look beyond your alumni and current donor base and dig deeper into your community, special interest groups, corporations and partnerships. But where do you start? THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX Your research... Read More

5 Steps Non-Profits Can Take To Ensure A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Posted on 06-20-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

Crowdfunding is one of the biggest and most effective ways of raising money, with users turning to the platform in order to fund everything from business ventures to holidays to life-saving surgery. However, the rising popularity of crowdfunding as a method for reaching out to potential donors is a double... Read More

How Charities Can Maximize Micro-Donations
Posted on 06-07-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

Micro-donations are now one of the main pillars of modern fundraising, and were considered to be a major disruption to the nonprofit landscape when they started to become prominent. US presidential elections have seen micro-donations account for increasing proportions of funds on a termly basis, while... 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

Five Tips to Increase the Power of Your Donation Requests
Posted on 03-01-2018 by Korinne Bressler

Was 2017 the year you reached all your donor support and fund development goals? If you answered yes, congratulations! But if you’re like most development professionals, you probably feel there is always more you can do to be successful. From growing your major donor list to creating targeted campaigns... Read More

Remove Uncertainty with Comprehensive Company Information to Achieve Real Insight
Posted on 02-28-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

Are you tasked with managing your organization’s research on the companies that matter to them? Potential new clients? Investments? Partnerships? It can be daunting and time consuming especially if you’re not confident in your less-than-trusted content sources that you rely on to point teams... Read More

3 Trends Nonprofits Can Use to Boost Fundraising Effectiveness
Posted on 02-28-2018 by Lindsey Lambert

The first quarter of the year is a time for reflection and resolutions—and that applies to organizations as well as individuals. Not surprisingly, experts in fundraising and nonprofits have taken the process to heart by providing their own insights into past trends and changes we could see in the... 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