[APRA-NW] New member - research questions

Lisa Ernst lisa.e100 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 13:16:06 PDT 2017

Thank you everyone for your feed back! Your responses provide great
starting points as we move forward and those who asked about our progress
as we begin creating the foundation for research; I will keep you in the

I do have four more questions:

1. How can you find interesting prospects in the date base?
2. How do you avoid donor fatigue?
3. What is the best way to utilize the board without exhausting them?
4. How do I get these questions onto the listserv international?


On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 8:03 AM, Lisa Ernst <lisa.e100 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear APRA members,


> I am just getting back into prospect research after 5 years of being away.

> I was asked by my previous employer (Healing Center - Seattle) to assist

> them in building a research department and help find donors who can

> contribute a significant gift. There is no reserve fund at this time, they

> are in need of help.


> What are some suggestions on the best way to approach this issue?


> What are some of the most current *free* based sources that are currently

> being used?


> IWave is the *fee* based source being used... any other suggestions?


> When I worked for this organization they had just started to use

> Salesforce; there still seems to questions on how to create reports for

> research purposes.. any suggestions would be helpful?


> Not sure if this is the right place to start; so I am just putting this

> out there.. thank you!


> P.S.

> I could use a refresher myself; didn't realize how much I've missed this

> kind of work until now.


> Lisa Ernst




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