I’ve got three videos of a smart panel I moderated for the Foundation Center in New York City last November. They’re all about building and growing relationships with institutional funders. You’ll see many parallels between this work and your individual major giving program.
On March 21, The Foundation Center hosted Maria Semple and me for “What’s in Your Donor Dossier?”, a web chat on prospect research.
Maria, The Prospect Finder, and a contributor to Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio, shared lots of free and low-fee research sites.
As I complained about her efficiency, I contributed my thoughts on what robust prospect research looks like and how important it is to your fundraising.
Many thanks to The Foundation Center and GrantSpace for hosting us! When it was over they asked, “Would you like to do another one?” I think they thought I had left the chat by then.
The webchat transcript is here.
What’s in Your Donor Dossier?
The Foundation Center says we’ll talk about the critical pieces of data you should gather on prospective donors. “Our panelists discuss strategies and methods for developing a stellar donor dossier.”
Maria Semple is eminently qualified to answer your research questions. That’s why she’s a monthly contributor to my weekly Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio. I like to surround myself with smart people and pick their brains for our listeners.
Which leaves me wondering why I was invited. Maybe for color commentary.
Here’s the place to register and send your questions in advance. As you put together questions for me, imagine pitching wiffle ball to a 4-year-old.
This is a free, live chat and text-only. Should be interesting for two people who meet on my audio podcast.
Actually, I have thoughts on prospect research after 16 years in fundraising. I promise to share what I’ve learned.
Many thanks to The Foundation Center for hosting!
I hope you’ll be with Maria and me on Thursday.