CharityChannel Press and NPO Connect are collaborating on an exciting new series of free 35-minute webinars featuring the authors of our popular In the Trenches series as well as nonprofit titles in our For the GENIUS series. Kicking off the series Thursday will be Meredith Hancks’ free, 35-minute webinar, Fundraising Research Made Easy: A Practical […]
A busy prospect researcher should participate in committees and associations, and stay on top of professional development opportunities. Here’s how I do it.
This is Part 3 of a multiweek series on managing your time as a busy prospect researcher. In Part 1, Dr. Hancks began talking about the framework for time management in the field of prospect research and prospect management. In Part 2, she discusses how to organize your time for different types of research and […]
As a busy prospect researcher, how do you get everything done and still leave the office by 6:30 at night? Here’s how I do it. And you can, too.
Are you a busy prospect researcher? Me, too. A few years ago, I got an email from a colleague who was new to the profession. In it, she asked me, “how do you get everything done and still leave the office by 6:30 at night?” I don’t think I have ever stayed until 6:30 p.m. […]
There is a lot of discussion about databases and which are the best for various types of situations or organizations. There are benefits and challenges to whatever you choose, so the best course of action is to review your options and determine which one best addresses the needs of your organization. A smoothly functioning and […]
In business, each company needs to know what its competitors are doing and therefore conducts “competitive research” when developing a business plan and on an ongoing basis. You can do the same thing when searching for funders. Let’s say you work for a small liberal arts college and you’ve been successful with foundations in your […]
As part of a group organizing a development office for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra years ago, I ran a number of mailing lists by the committee. Certainly all agreed that season ticket holders were clearly a prime constituency. When we got to the single ticket buyer list, derisive comments emanated from staff about a […]
Whether you’re starting at a new agency as a grant writer or been with the same organization for years, finding new prospects and keeping track of them can be overwhelming. Obviously the type of prospect research you do depends on the type of agency you work at and the type of programs that need funding. […]