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Online Prospect Research Education Goes On-Demand

Leading provider of fundraising research education moves to a membership model Tampa, FL: Starting January 1, 2019, Prospect Research Institute is moving from offering 7-week, scheduled online courses to an all-membership model. Courses will be bundled into membership levels with affordable monthly and annual pricing. The Institute is entering its fifth year in business and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Prospect Research Month in Review – Feb 2017

Worth Twittering Over #prospectresearch  @APRACarolinas @Forbes | Good reminder to use multiple sources, even for something you’d think is straightforward. “When it comes to LinkedIn profiles, follow the old proverb: “Trust, but verify.’”  @APRACarolinas @ResearchBuzz  | “DuckDuckGo has become a staple search engine for the privacy-conscious.” WIRED UK: All hail the privacy pioneers! DuckDuckGo’s ambitious… Read More »

Prospect Research Month in Review – Dec 2016

Worth Twittering Over #prospectresearch  @CeciliaHogan | For your holiday reading pleasure: The Wealth-X and Arton Capital Philanthropy Report 2016 @rifuk | Career curious? If you’re thinking of getting into prospect research, listen to this interview series: #ChatBytes Podcast @Factary  @IanMacQuillin @RogareFTT | Great piece on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) “…ideological attack on wealth screening” … Read More »

Prospect Research Month in Review – Nov 2016

Worth Twittering Over  #prospectresearch  @WorkingLori via @iWavePRO |  Very timely and in depth analysis of US political giving and prospect research. The US election is on everyone’s mind, and @WorkingLori has some thoughts on political giving and prospect research @jenfilla @AnalyticsWeek | Demystifying Data Warehouses, Data Lakes and Data Marts  @ProRInstitute @EverTrue @KeithHannon |  See what… Read More »