CARDIFF, Wales & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, has won the Best Technology Partner category of the Partners in Fundraising Awards 2015. LexisNexis was nominated by its charity partner, Missing People, which brings missing children and adults back together with their families.
Through an in-kind donation, Missing People receives access to the Trace IQ tool, LexisNexis’ powerful web-based tracing and investigation facility, to help families who have been out of contact or ‘grown apart’ from loved ones to get back in touch.
This technological support helps staff and volunteers at the charity to find a valid address for a missing loved one. This gives a great opportunity for the charity to get in touch with the missing person and support them to reconnect with their families. The ‘lost contact’ page of Missing People’s website receives the second highest number of visitors, indicating the demand for this unique service. In 2013/14 Missing People conducted over 400 new lost contact searches and successfully reached 129 people.
Jo Youle, CEO, Missing People said: “The first step for all ‘lost contact’ enquiries is using the Trace IQ tool to check for a current address or to verify an old one. It is a speedy and effective way to search that enables us to offer people the opportunity to reconnect with their loved ones.
“Having accurate and up-to-date data is an absolutely vital element of our lost contact service, enabling us to provide sensitive and appropriate support to families and to the missing person themselves.”
“We’re proud that our technology is helping people across the UK to reunite and we see this award as testament to the people-finding capabilities of Trace IQ and its data,” said Owen Roberts, head of UK Communications, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “Trace IQ is a powerful tool which we regularly update to enhance its capabilities and offers nonprofits clear advantages. The partnership with Missing People is an important way for our business to benefit the wider community”.
LexisNexis has also provided data cleansing of Missing People’s supporter database, allowing the charity to segment its donors accurately to streamline its individual giving programme. This has created considerable savings in time and money, allowing for more accurate and targeted communication with donors.
The Partners in Fundraising Awards are held by the Institute of Fundraising, the professional membership body for UK fundraising.
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/uk) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a world leading provider of professional information solutions.
About Missing People
Missing People is the only charity in the UK which specialises in, and is dedicated to, bringing missing children and adults back together with their families. The charity searches for missing people on behalf of the friends and family left behind and provides specialised support to ease their heartache and confusion. The charity is contactable on Freefone number 116 000, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
About Reed Elsevier
Reed Elsevier Group plc is a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs approximately 28,000 people of whom half are in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV; the combined market capitalisation of the two parent companies is approximately £24bn/€32bn/$36bn. Its shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.
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