Celebrate Research Pride | March 2021

Way back in 2014, Helen Brown got fed up! Her passion for our profession yielded a manifesto and the declaration of March as International Research Pride month.

“I officially declare that from now on, March is International Prospect Research Pride month. Get your elevator speech together and help dispel the mythology that what we do is creepy or invasive. It’s not, and it’s time we all let people know.” -Helen Brown

Each year Helen leads the call for advocacy with a series of blog posts. This year, the Prospect Research Institute decided to commemorate 2021 Research Pride month with some activities to cultivate a sense of pride and belonging, and to give you resources you can use to advocate on behalf of our profession

Week 1

#Chatbytes Podcast | Listen in as Helen Brown tells the story on how and why she proclaimed March as Research Pride month as well as what it’s like to run a prospect research firm. >>Listen Here

Week 2

#Chatbytes Podcast | Listen in as Kate Racculia, author of Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, shares how her work as a prospect researcher in Boston led her to create a prospect researcher as a lead character in a murder mystery novel! >>Listen Here

Week 3

#ResearchPride Scavenger Hunt | Mon 15 Mar Opening | Mon Mar 22 at 9am ET Submission Deadline | Sharpen up your research skills! Your peers have created a series of riddles for you to solve. Find and solve the last riddle to reveal the submission form where:

1-The first 5 correct answers earn a free copy of Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts.
2-Every correct submission wins a free Master Class coupon at the Institute.
3-The first 20 submissions trigger a $10 gift each (up to $200) to Apra Foundation for hardship grants.
4-Staupell’s scavenger hunt page offers a 15% off coupon for players who want to learn. Can you find the clue? I mean, the page with the coupon?

Click here to submit your answers, win prizes, and raise money for Apra Foundation!

Free Apra Arkansas Online Event: In Good Company: Corporate Fundraising Research | Fri 19 Mar: 12pm ET | In this conference presentation, Jen Filla will demonstrate why these three pieces of information can have outsized impact for corporate fundraising and research: Relationship, Alignment, and Ability. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to partner with your corporate fundraiser, ways to re-think your corporate profile, and a discussion on corporate capacity ratings. >>Register Now

Master Class: Healthcare: Grateful Patient Practices Any Org Can Do | Thu 18 Mar: 1-2pm ET | Learn how one healthcare organization implemented a program where major gift officers get assigned gift thank you calls in a stewardship approach to prospect identification. Examine the work process flow chart to consider whether or not your organization could create a similar program or uses pieces of the program to enhance your prospect identification efforts.  >>Login on March 1st to View

Week 4

Author Book Reading: Tuesday Mooney Talks With Ghosts | Wed, 24 Mar at 1pm ET | Join your APRA Florida and NEDRA colleagues for a virtual book reading by author, Kate Racculia, as she discusses the prospect research protagonist she created, Tuesday Mooney, in this great murder mystery! >>Register Online

Advocacy Resources

Research Pride Collection on the Intelligent Edge by Helen Brown

Apra International has created a suite of advocacy resources you can use now! https://www.aprahome.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1014