Florida Nonprofits Get a Fundraising Boost

Apra Florida brings prospect research tools to local nonprofits

Florida, May 21, 2019 | At its educational webinar today, Apra Florida announced the launch of its Research Capacity Building Program in partnership with the Prospect Research Institute and DonorSearch.

“So many nonprofits are ready to step up their fundraising and ask for more strategic gifts, but don’t have the internal research expertise to get there. This program delivers wraparound support to build those skills,” said Kim Walz, Apra Florida board member in charge of Professional Development.

Leveraging Data and Research to Power Fundraising

Universities and big hospital systems have been at the forefront of prospect research practices, but more recently, the accessibility of information technology, such as the DonorSearch research platform, puts best-in-class prospect research within reach of many more nonprofits.

“Lots of smaller nonprofits are assigning prospect research tasks to administrative staff without any training. What this program does is give that staff member the resources, skill-building, and peer support to develop prospect research methods that will deliver better fundraising results,” said Jen Filla, Prospect Research Consultant and CEO of the Prospect Research Institute.

“At DonorSearch, we are committed to making powerful research tools and key prospect information accessible to all nonprofits, regardless of size.  We keep adding more functionality and data sources to our online research toolset. Through this partnership, we’ll enable Florida nonprofits to leverage that power for good,” said Bill Tedesco, CEO of DonorSearch.

Applications are Being Accepted Now

Up to 50 eligible Florida-based nonprofits will receive association membership with Apra Florida, online courses with the Prospect Research Institute, and a one-year subscription to the DonorSearch tool for an annual fee of $990 – an incredible value!

To learn more and submit your application, visit https://prospectresearchinstitute.org/capacity121

About the Companies

Apra Florida, a chapter of Apra International, is the premier organization for professionals who strategically harness information and data to drive fundraising for philanthropic institutions.

Prospect Research Institute is a vibrant, online learning community that provides high-quality educational content, the opportunity to connect with peers, and an outlet for new ideas in the field of nonprofit fundraising research.

DonorSearch provides more accurate, more comprehensive, more actionable data to help nonprofits of all types achieve better fundraising and outreach results.

For more information, contact: Jennifer Filla | 727 202 3405 | jen@prospectresearchinstitute.org