At DonorSearch, we’re proud to share our prospect research knowledge through our blog, but our word is far from the final word on the prospect research world. There are plenty of other blogs that give us inspiration and share even more necessary information on this expansive fundraising topic.
We’ve gathered our favorite prospect research blogs to share with you. We hope that you enjoy reading them a little less than you love reading ours, but that you gain value from them all the same.
Prospect research can seem daunting and overwhelming. There are a ton of resources out there, but there is not a lot of guidance.
Maybe you’re ready to get started with prospect screening, or maybe you’ve been in the game for a while and you’re curious about any tools you might have missed. Either way, this list will help.
Below you’ll find a compilation of 22, yes, 22, game-changing prospect research tools and resources.
For your convenience, we’ve divided all 22 prospect research tools and resources into categories of three.
Looking for donor stewardship strategies?
NonProfitEasy has put together a list of stewardship advice featuring Bill Tedesco, CEO of DonorSearch, among 28 other nonprofit experts.
Bill emphasizes the importance of engaging donors of all levels, advising that:
“Prospect research can help your front-line fundraisers identify which donors have the capacity to give a major gift and a history of past philanthropy.
This will enable your development team to ensure that those major donors receive excellent stewardship to keep them engaged for years to come!”
Whether your organization is a seasoned veteran with prospect research or a wide-eyed rookie, you should seek ways to get the most out of your investment. DonorSearch’s team has compiled advice from twenty fundraising experts on how nonprofits can make the most of prospect research this year at your organization.
Make sure your development team is taking advantage of the various tools and resources available to conduct prospect research. New applications and prospect screening services can improve the effectiveness of your prospect research efforts. Also, explore the free resources available to nonprofits to see how they can supplement your fundraising activities.