New Researchers Symposium
July 26-27, 2017

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Research Fundamentals

Designed specifically for professionals new to prospect research (those with less than two years of experience), this two-day program provides attendees with the tools and skills they need to quickly develop proficiency in the field. The core of the program focuses on techniques and resources for finding and analyzing biographical, background, and financial information, formulating estimated gift capacity, and initiating prospect identification strategies. 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.

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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 upon returning to work
  • The critical role prospect research 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.

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The New Researchers Symposium is eligible for 11.5 continuing education points on your CFRE application for initial certification and/or recertification.

What Do 2016 Symposium Attendees Have to Say?

"It was great to interact with people who have similar job responsibilities and hear their methods of researching. Regardless of the type of organization they work for, we all seem to love what we do and face very similar challenges. I am the only prospect researcher at my organization, and I developed my prospect research techniques by reading literature and attending webinars. This symposium was very validating, showing me that what I developed is recommended by pros in the field!"

"The New Researchers Symposium is a fun, entertaining learning journey that covers everything you need to know in order to be successful! I highly recommend it."

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