• Enrollment system is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later.

Prospect Research

This course teaches the practical research skills needed for fundraising. Gain an introduction to the assorted research tools, websites, and databases, and learn the basics of data mining, database screening, and moves management. Acquire the skills to obtain information on donors and other funding sources, within an ethical context. The course also covers developing targeted research strategies, summarizing research findings, and creating cultivation and solicitation plans. In addition, learn how to evaluate a prospect’s ability and inclination to give.

Note: Full participation in Prospect Research is applicable for 20 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

More details

You'll Walk Away with

  • Tools needed to evaluate prospective donors’ ability and inclination to give
  • Knowledge of the basics of data mining, database screening, and moves management
  • The practical research skills needed for fundraising

Ideal for

  • Fundraisers
  • Researchers
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2019
    • Date

      Jul 1 - Jul 22
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Off Campus