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Want to increase your donations? Here are 3 reasons why payment type matters

by Peter C. Hohenstein You already know sustaining donors offer a steady, reliable income stream. But did you know the method of donation also matters? Using direct withdrawal via ACH—an electronic payment in which funds are [...]

Are boys more cliquey than girls?

Children’s friendship groups in secondary school remain consistent over time and are often structured around gender, with boys forming the most tight-knit bands, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. The findings suggests boys might be [...]

A Road Map to Truly Transformative Gifts

By: Doug Barker Does your organization need big, transformative gifts to achieve mission success?  If yes, then what will that take? Focus on both the art and the science of high-touch fundraising. High-touch fundraising creates development approaches and cultivation [...]

Digital vs. Print: New Study Shows Playing Favorites Can Hurt Sales

Since the first e-book platform launched in 2007, e-book sales grew to comprise 20 percent of all book sales by 2015. To ensure the increasing popularity of e-books did not undermine the success of their printed [...]

Stripes Are Cool, But Not for Zebras

Susanne Åkesson, a biologist at Lund University in Sweden, refutes the theory that zebras have striped fur to stay cool in the hot sun. That hypothesis is wrong, she and her colleagues show in a study [...]

Savory Foods May Alter Brain to Promote Healthy Eating

Researchers have found that consuming a broth rich in umami–or savory taste–can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviors and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesity. Umami is a [...]

Is there a Link Between Erosion and Global Climate Change?

Not so much, say scientists contesting earlier studies For the last several decades, Geoscientists have been intrigued by a potential link between erosion rates at the Earth’s surface and changes in global climate. What was the [...]

Dixie Botanicals Releases Its First CBD Vape Cartridge

Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that its subsidiary Dixie Botanicals has released a new cannabidiol (CBD) vaporizer (vape) cartridge, the first of its kind for the company. Dixie [...]

Where are all the Young People?

By Stephanie Johnson According to the National Endowment for the Arts’ Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, older adults were the only group to show an increase in performing arts attendance 2002-2012. If you are [...]

Sibling Bond Protects Against Negative Effects of Fighting Parents

Generally, children who experience recurrent destructive conflicts between their parents are at a higher risk of later developing mental health problems. However, a new longitudinal study published in Child Development finds that strong sibling bonds can offset the negative effects [...]