Happy #Researchpride Month!

Happy March everyone!  It’s finally March and spring is just around the corner (even though it doesn’t feel like it in Manitoba today).  While March has always been special to me due to many family celebrations and St. Patrick’s Day, now there is even one more thing to celebrate – March is the time to Read more about Happy #Researchpride Month![…]

A Few of My Favourite Things (AKA Free Canadian Prospect Research Resources) – Part 3

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.  As we rang in 2017 and I looked back at past blog posts I felt that it was time to update my Favourite Things list.  I hope you found Part 1 and Part 2 helpful.  These free sources can be very beneficial Read more about A Few of My Favourite Things (AKA Free Canadian Prospect Research Resources) – Part 3[…]

APRA Canada 2016 – Educational, Inspiring….& Fun!!

It’s difficult to believe but it has already been three weeks since we were at the 2016 APRA Canada Conference in Toronto! For those who didn’t get a chance to attend the 2016 conference I hope you will keep it in mind for 2018. The theme of this conference was the celebration of APRA Canada’s Read more about APRA Canada 2016 – Educational, Inspiring….& Fun!![…]

Wrapping Up Summer 2016

Well today is August 31.  Labour Day weekend is fast approaching along with back to school, children’s activities, committee meetings and more.  It has been a fun summer – there’s been camping, visits to the beach and zoo, must-sees in Manitoba such as Folklorama and Tinkertown, and many afternoons enjoying our backyard. But there are numerous items Read more about Wrapping Up Summer 2016[…]

Why Conduct a Wealth Assessment?

One of the most popular profiles we prepare at Eclipse Research Group are our Wealth Indicator Reports & Analysis.  This profile includes a Wealth Assessment of the prospect.  While front line fundraisers generally just want “the numbers” it is helpful to understand what a Wealth Assessment is, and exactly how it can help your organization. What Read more about Why Conduct a Wealth Assessment?[…]

A Few of My Favourite Things (AKA Free Canadian Prospect Research Resources) – Part 2

As I listed in my previous post (A Few of My Favourite Things (AKA Free Canadian Prospect Research Resources) – Part 1), free prospect research resources can offer a wealth of information to both prospect researchers and their fundraising team.  In that post I listed three of my favourite free resources, here are some more: Read more about A Few of My Favourite Things (AKA Free Canadian Prospect Research Resources) – Part 2[…]

My #ResearchPride

March is International Prospect Development Pride Month.  #ResearchPride was launched by Helen Brown two years ago.  A fundraising professional since 1987 and co-author of the book Prospect Research for Fundraisers with Jen Filla, Helen is a distinguished prospect research professional.  (As the Chair of Programming for the conference I am particularly excited to say that Helen will Read more about My #ResearchPride[…]

A Few of My Favourite Things (AKA Free Canadian Prospect Research Resources) – Part 1

I started my prospect research career in a small shop as the first prospect researcher the organization hired.  In that role I implemented the organization’s prospect research program using mainly free resources as we had a very small budget.  Having a small budget meant spending time and using creativity to find free prospect research sources Read more about A Few of My Favourite Things (AKA Free Canadian Prospect Research Resources) – Part 1[…]

Why Should Fundraisers Media Monitor?

Media monitoring is one way for organizations with a fundraising department to learn about their constituents.  Information to be learned from media monitoring includes: Who has joined a Board Who has opened a new business Whose business is in the news Who has received an award (e.g. Order of Canada or Order of Manitoba) Who Read more about Why Should Fundraisers Media Monitor?[…]