Tag Archives: prospect profile

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 »

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 »

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 »

New Instructors and Workshop Format

Due in no small part to the generosity of the prospect research community, the Prospect Research Institute continues to innovate to meet the needs of fundraising researchers. As a result of community feedback the Institute has introduced a new two-week workshop format and hired two new instructors. “The workshop format accommodates wiggly topics such as… Read More »

Warning: Use These Surefire Social Media Research Tips at Your Own Risk

By Emily Davis Facebook. Twitter. Tumblr. Instagram. Twenty years ago, these words would have sounded like gibberish. Today, they are integral parts of our everyday lives. We use them to keep updated on the latest news, celebrity gossip, and updates from organizations and individuals that we admire and are connected to. Their importance to fundraising,… Read More »

International Research is a big space! Here’s an approach.

by Sabine Schuller International. Mondial. Global. Weltweit. 全球. What do we mean when we say that? More often than not, the frame of reference is someone’s home country as the center. Everything outside the borders is “foreign” – equally intriguing and puzzling. Norwegian and U.S. citizens might be mutually surprised, not realizing one country publicizes… Read More »

Introduction to Prospect Profiles Workbook

  The Updated Introduction to Prospect Profiles Workbook summarizes the profile search process and search techniques that form the foundation for comprehensive learning on the subject. It’s based on the techniques I have used researching prospects for organizations for more than ten years. What’s in the Workbook The workbook is printed and contains 49 pages of… Read More »

Search Tips 4Fundraising Research

Learn to perform basic prospect research and find information on your prospects – fast! The Search Tips 16-page booklet walks you through step-by-step with free and low cost sources. Description Maybe you are a director of development, a major gifts officer, or a new prospect researcher. Maybe you wear multiple hats in your organization. You… Read More »

The Power of Peer Review…Unleashed!

We are excited to offer a new kind of program at the Prospect Research Institute – the Profile Peer Review Program! But mostly we’re thankful to have students like Lisa Blockus Brown, Director of Stewardship and Prospect Research at Camp Sea Gull & Camp Seafarer in Raleigh, NC. We’ve interviewed her here so she can… Read More »