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 »

An Approach to Prospecting

Don’t just go proactive. Get faster and better, too! Do you struggle to source new prospects? Do you spend endless hours, but still feel like you are swimming aimlessly in a sea of data? Wish there was a tried and true method? There is! This course will teach you an approach for qualifying individual, corporate,… Read More »

Foundations in Fundraising Analytics

Are you worried that your organization is not using fundraising analytics? Frustrated trying to figure it out on your own? This course teaches you how to start using basic data mining techniques in Excel to  solve fundraising problems, such as finding the best prospects in your donor database,  comparing direct appeal results, or measuring donor… 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 »

Introduction to Prospect Profiles

Learn to qualify your prospects with public information! Are you a fundraiser or new prospect research analyst? Do you need to search efficiently and analyze and present information effectively on your donor prospects? This course teaches you how to build a prospect profile with simple search techniques – step by step. It’s based on the techniques I… Read More »

Capacity Rating Workshop

Are you confused about how capacity ratings are created? Worried that you are using the wrong formulas or don’t have any? Curious how other people are doing it? In this two-week workshop you learn the jargon, get introduced to the research studies behind the formulas, and practice rating for capacity. Then you and your peers… 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 »