Prospect Research #ChatBytes

Podcast interviews with leading prospect research professionals and others Prospect research professionals share their stories, tips, and commentary on topics that affect our fundraising work and our lives. We also sneak in guests from outside our field to shake up our perspective on fundraising and prospect research.       #CareerCurious Video (free login required)… Read More »

What is Relationship Management?

At the Prospect Research Institute, we are turning our focus right now to developing new educational materials for the Relationship Management learning domain. Starting at the very  beginning we wanted to define some key terms for our classroom glossary. Looking online for material created by experts we came up with the terms and definitions below…. Read More »

Should your organization seek gifts of mineral rights?

By Patricia Smith Considering that I work for the Colorado School of Mines Foundation, when I was asked recently to research gifts of mineral rights, I was surprised to find myself chasing down a rabbit hole, much like Alice in Wonderland! I had anticipated being able to provide leadership with the nuts and bolts of… Read More »

Comparison of 4 Global Wealth and Philanthropy Reports

by Sabine Schuller You can’t lose. Everywhere on the planet, someone is generously lending a hand to their neighbor. Philanthropy can be time, talent, or treasure – it can be 5 rupees or US$5,000,000. There are many resources to help understand where your future donors are and what their philanthropy looks like. Following are four… Read More »

Likelihood to Give: An Exploration into the Fourth Dimension

by Mark Noll There is a fourth dimension beyond that which is known to Prospect Research. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between research and cultivation, and it lies between the objective of a campaign and the attainment of such. This is the… Read More »

Prospect Research Month in Review – Feb 2017

Worth Twittering Over #prospectresearch  @APRACarolinas @Forbes | Good reminder to use multiple sources, even for something you’d think is straightforward. “When it comes to LinkedIn profiles, follow the old proverb: “Trust, but verify.’”  @APRACarolinas @ResearchBuzz  | “DuckDuckGo has become a staple search engine for the privacy-conscious.” WIRED UK: All hail the privacy pioneers! DuckDuckGo’s ambitious… Read More »

Prospect Research Month in Review – Jan 2017

Worth Twittering Over #prospectresearch  @chrisfactary | Prospect Research is under attack in the UK. With it goes major donor fundraising and high-value philanthropy.  @WealthX  @ArtonCapital | Education receives the most from UHNWIs, but female donors lead the arts sector: Philanthropy Report 2016 @jenfilla @WFSullivan3 | Check out #8-10 of the Top-10 Trends in Wealth Management… Read More »

Prospect Research Month in Review – Dec 2016

Worth Twittering Over #prospectresearch  @CeciliaHogan | For your holiday reading pleasure: The Wealth-X and Arton Capital Philanthropy Report 2016 @rifuk | Career curious? If you’re thinking of getting into prospect research, listen to this interview series: #ChatBytes Podcast @Factary  @IanMacQuillin @RogareFTT | Great piece on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) “…ideological attack on wealth screening” … Read More »