It’s been a relentless hurricane season, beating and tearing through one US region after another. Mercilessly. Texas. Then Florida. Now the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Knowing behind-the-scenes information about the sources we use can help us use them much more efficiently (and/or figure out workarounds). This week I’m delighted to welcome HBG Senior Researcher Heather Willis who shares her knowledge about the tools we use to research nonprofits and foundations. ~Helen
A lot of us research tax-exempt organizations and their 990s on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Lately I’ve been wondering about some of the resources we use for this process and why you can’t always find the information that you’re looking for.
My guess is that maybe you were also wondering, so I decided to look into them more deeply and get some answers. Let’s start with some basics about the Form 990. [Read more…]
From a North American perspective, international prospect research just doesn’t get any better than the United Kingdom.
First of all, there’s no language barrier.
Second, the way information is gathered and distributed by commercial and governmental entities is relatively similar to ours, so navigating around information sources feels …familiar. Logical.
And third, many of the resources that provide information here in the US (like LexisNexis, Factiva, D&B, and Moody’s) also offer products and services in the UK, so there’s crossover. Some of the information we can already get through what we’ve already, well, got. [Read more…]