January 29, 2015

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The charitable face of data: Using big data to enhance nonprofit giving

Harnessing big data to make small changes to the giving process can result in substantial increases in donations because charities appear more appealing and can target the right people, explains Jed Mole with Acxiom.

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Trend Spotter: Using social media

Although nonprofits like that social media helps publicize events and reach out to new audiences, many do not have the time, staff or capacity to effectively use and manage social media. The good news is a number of resources can help nonprofits interested in investing in the use of social media. For the full story, click here.

    Focus on North Carolina

    Rich Clerkin to Lead Institute for Nonprofits

    Richard M. Clerkin, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement at NC State University. He will lead the institute’s research, teaching and engagement, and work with North Carolina nonprofit partners to extend NC State research to serve the state.

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