Tag Archives: donor research

Accelerate Your Fundraising in Some Surprising Ways With Clean Donor Data

All of us have experienced bad data first-hand. I remember keeping an index card box with carefully collected contacts and having to cross out old phone numbers until the card had to be replaced. When LinkedIn came along, I thought my updating issues were over, but alas, no. It turns out that many people fail… Read More »

Eight Great International Research Resources for 2019

By Sabine Schuller Can you believe it’s the end of the year?  Here are eight resources that caught my attention in 2018. 1. كيف تبحث في الشرق الأوسط إذا كنت لا تقرأ العربية Because Rotary, the organization I work for, has a presence in more than 200 countries I keep my eye out for any… Read More »

David Lawson explains how Big Data can translate into Big Good

What prospect research professional isn’t fascinated by Artificial Intelligence (AI), or what David Lawson terms, Cognitive Computing? As research professionals, we tend to be early adopters of new technology and keen to learn at least enough to hold a meaningful conversation about information technology trends. So when I heard about David Lawson’s book, Big Good:… Read More »

Capacity Ratings Workbook

The Capacity Rating Workbook outlines the methods for calculating and using capacity ratings. It covers techniques used for decades as well as newer techniques. Discussion questions help readers examine their current practices. What’s in the Workbook The workbook is printed and contains the following: Explains what capacity ratings are and how they are used Breaks… Read More »

Ratings on the Rise! Are you “doing” them right?

There’s a trend going on in prospect research and it has to do with ratings. It’s subtle when you’re in it, but pretty obvious if you take a few steps back. Prospect Management is gaining ground as the primary role in the overall field of Prospect Research. The availability of all kinds of ratings is… Read More »

AFP Florida’s Planet Philanthropy 2018 Book Winner

Every year AFP Florida puts on an amazing conference called Planet Philanthropy. This year it was in Ft. Lauderdale and Prospect Research Institute had the pleasure of being an exhibitor. It was exciting to hear from some of the biggest names in the business, including Alyce Lee Stansbury, Liz Wooten-Reschke, Scott Lange, Tim Winkler, and…… Read More »

Donor Advised Funds or Donor Advised Frauds?

by Rhode Warrior, Mark Noll In the past ten years or so, charitable giving has seen the rise of a “middle man” who disguises himself as a charitable vehicle when he is, in fact, nothing more than self-serving money monger. This person goes under the nom de guerre of a “Donor Advised Fund.” This euphemism… Read More »

Dates and International Research: Surprisingly Complex

By Sabine Schuller “I’ve been on a calendar, but never on time.” – Marilyn Monroe[1] Using your very creative imagination, picture yourself in 2003 finding an article about a prospect who’s not from your home country.  She made the news because she successfully sold her very large company.  This is exciting because your NGO’s fundraising… Read More »

My 40 Perspectives on Prospect Research

by Rhode Warrior, Mark Noll Expand your scope of education and skills. Stagnation will make you obsolete. Know when the time involved for that last piece of information is not worth the investment. What’s your value? We’re in a dollar value business. Those who don’t bring in the money are first to go during hard… Read More »