New Researchers Symposium 2018

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Think you know the New Researchers Symposium? The program is changing this year, mixing the popular in-person networking opportunities and exercises with web-based learning available in the weeks leading up to Prospect Development 2018. Register for the New Researchers Symposium and you will have access to the online community of attendees and faculty experts, hours of on-demand content via Apra University, and a one-day hands-on training taking place on Wednesday, August 8.

The program is focused on the 4 key areas of prospect development - Campaigns, Prospect Research, Prospect Management, and Data Analytics – and explores fundraising terms and technologies, techniques, and resources for finding and analyzing biographical, background, and financial information, intro to corporate and foundation research, and an exploration of how available data can be used to formulate gift capacities and inform fundraising operations. The program will also cover guiding concepts related to prospect research, such as navigating ethical considerations in conducting research, best practices for managing and reporting prospect data, and creating quality research products.

Who Should Attend?

Fundraising professionals new to prospect research who wish to fast-track their capabilities and skill set.

What Will You Learn?

  • Practical skills and knowledge to be applied immediately in prospect development work
  • The critical role prospect development plays in the fundraising process
  • How rewarding and FUN it is to work in the field of prospect development!

Attendees will also have multiple opportunities to share experiences with other colleagues new to the field, begin to build a network of professional contacts, and acquire materials that will help to improve their work.

The New Researchers Symposium is sponsored by: DonorSearch, iWave Information Systems & Target Analytics®