What do Sherlock Holmes and an effective fundraiser have in common? They both look for the clues, assess the situation, and plan action to keep the story moving forward. Unlock your inner detective and discover how even a little prospect research can reap big rewards.
Join Jim Klasinski, Manager, Philanthropic Prospect Research at Children's Mercy, to hear his top tips compiled over 25 years of working in fundraising and prospect research.
In this 90-minute webinar you'll learn:
- The benefits of effective prospect research.
- Where to find public information to help shape your donor profile.
- How to translate your research into impactful bios to help you or your team make effective asks.
- How to use additional tools available to Nonprofit Connect members.
Whether you spend 100% of your time developing donor profiles as a part of a large fundraising team, or you're a fundraising department of one, this session will provide practical tips to increase the effectiveness of your asks using prospect research.
This is a program of the Fundraising Fundamentals Series.
is currently the Manager of Philanthropic Prospect Research at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He has been with Children's Mercy for 12 years and has 25 years of experience in the field of prospect research.
Jim began his fundraising career nearly 35 years ago at St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs, where his responsibilities included direct mail, grant writing, government advocacy and special events. He then decided to focus his career on the growing field of prospect research with positions at Rockhurst University and the PKD Foundation, both in Kansas City. With his natural curiosity and love for solving puzzles, Jim enjoys all aspects of prospect research, from helping to clean up a database to providing background for a visit with a new prospect!
Jim is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a BS degree in Public Relations. He also has an MA degree in Media Communications from Webster University. Jim is a member of APRA Missouri/Kansas and APRA International, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement.
Full participation in this training is also applicable for 1 points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.