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DonorSearch: Innovation Since Day One


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DonorSearch was founded in 2007 with one goal: to provide more accurate, more comprehensive, more actionable data to help nonprofits of all types achieve better fundraising and outreach results.

Headed by industry veterans, DonorSearch is a leading provider of prospect research to nonprofits of all types, including charities, healthcare organizations, fraternities/sororities, religious organizations and educators.

Using information from 25 databases, DonorSearch uses proprietary algorithms to help clients find the best philanthropic prospects. DonorSearch’s data can be easily integrated with most common donor management and general sales software, putting critical donor information at a client’s fingertips.

DonorSearch is the only prospect research company that:

  • Searches and analyzes wealth and philanthropy databases

  • Reviews key information manually for greater accuracy before you receive it

  • Can predict both capacity and propensity to give with confidence

  • Provides in-depth information to help development personnel formulate approach and ask strategies

  • Helps development offices allocate scarce resources most efficiently


About the CEO

Bill Tedesco is a well-known entrepreneur in the field of philanthropy with over 15 years of experience at the helm of companies serving the fundraising profession. He has personally conducted original research to identify markers of philanthropy and has developed modelling and analytical products that use those markers to accurately predict future giving.

Since 2007, he’s been the founder, CEO and Managing Partner of DonorSearch. DonorSearch is one of a small group of companies providing wealth screening, philanthropic reviews, and online prospect research tools exclusively to the nonprofit market.

Prior to DonorSearch, he was CEO of WealthEngine and Executive Vice President of Target America, which was later purchased by Blackbaud and folded into Blackbaud’s Target Analytics division. Mr. Tedesco was also a principal of BFTConnect/ContactReporter.

He also has four years of fundraising experience as Director of Development for the Fund for Educational Excellence, Baltimore’s public education fund, and as a major gift officer at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. He earned B.S. and M.P.A. degrees from Pennsylvania State University and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the United States.

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