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5 Tips to Makeover Your Nonprofit Board into a Fundraising Powerhouse

By Rachel Muir, CFRE I meet a lot of fundraisers.  It makes sense, after all, I train people to be great fundraisers.  Sadly, it’s rare for me to meet nonprofit professionals who are truly happy or [...]

Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. A good night’s sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job [...]

Cracking the Mystery of the Shape of Eggs

he eggs laid by birds come in an astonishing variety of shapes: ellipses in hummingbirds, spheres in owls, pointy ovoids in shorebirds and almost everything in between. Avian egg shape has fascinated humans for millennia – [...]

Trust and the Overhead Myth: Still Challenging Nonprofits

By: Barbara O’Reilly In 2015, Giving USA announced that giving levels across the country had returned to record highs—finally restarting the philanthropic pause triggered by the 2008 recession.  If donor confidence had been restored and all [...]

Penn Professor refutes groupthink, proving that wisdom of crowds can prevail

Anyone following forecasting polls leading up to the 2016 election likely believed Hillary Clinton would become the 45th president of the United States. Although this opinion was the consensus among most political-opinion leaders and media, something [...]

Texas Team Shows Off Battery-less Pacemaker

A wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient’s heart is being introduced by researchers from Rice University and their colleagues at the Texas Heart Institute (THI) at the IEEE’s International Microwave Symposium [...]

Modeling Best Practices for Nonprofit Fundraising in the Age of Big Data

By Megan Gibeau Remember when selecting your prospect or donor universe was straightforward? Remember when a program had one or two models to supplement straight RFM segmentation? Those days seem far in the rear-view mirror. Today’s [...]

Are soft contact lenses safe for children? Risks seem no higher than in adults

Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in the June issue of Optometry and Vision [...]

What’s powering your devices?

Do Americans want to use more renewable energy? Yes they do – regardless of whether they’re Democrats or Republicans, according to new research by Washington State University sociologists. Christine Horne, professor of sociology, and Emily Kennedy, [...]

Antioxidant May Slow Symptoms of Aging in Skin

New work from the University of Maryland suggests that a common, inexpensive and safe chemical could slow the aging of human skin. The researchers found evidence that the chemical–an antioxidant called methylene blue–could slow or reverse [...]