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Are You Ready For the Information that Lies Beneath?

By Sabine Schuller As donor researchers, we pride ourselves on finding accurate information so our fundraising team successfully connects with supporters. Our eyebrows rise when we see an inflammatory headline followed by questionable content But sometimes we are asked to stretch outside our comfort zone… • When an alum from another country surfaces as a… Read More »

10 Ways To Get Budget $$ For Prospect Research Education!

Want potent #ProspectResearch education in 2018? Download the Learning Directory today!  Seminole FL, September 5, 2017 – Prospect Research Institute, the leader in comprehensive training for the fundraising research industry has published its 2018 Learning Directory with 5 online courses, 2 workshops, 2 online communities, and 1 page of workbooks – that’s 10 documented opportunities… Read More »

Leading in Prospect Research: Book Writing Tips from Canada

by Liz Rejman Tracey Church and I share many things: a love of red wine, pride in serving Apra, and little fear in taking risks. We also have taught prospect research courses in Canadian post-secondary institutions using Cecilia Hogan’s book as the text. The key thing that Tracey and I also shared which ultimately led… Read More »

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.     #ChatBytes Video (free login required)  |  #CareerCurious… 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 »