Prospect Research Institute

Welcome to the classroom website for the Institute! Once you are registered for a class, this is where you come to participate.

At the Institute, we provide rigorous, online courses that bridge the gaps in self-learning. Watch short video lectures, engage in activities and discussion, practice your skills and measure your progress.

To register for a class, please visit us at www.ProspectResearchInstitute.org

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Available courses

bookclublogoThe Book Club has one simple goal: to bring prospect research professionals together over books. Many of us work solo in fundraising departments, and as a relatively new/small profession, we are often geographically dispersed. We are not going to let that stop us from socializing (and learning) over our love of books!

NOTE: The Book Club is free, but to participate in the forums and surveys you will need to create an account on this website. Once you create your account, click on The Book Club. You will be prompted for an enrollment key the first time you enter the room. Use this one: thebookclub

crwlogoIn this two-week workshop you learn the jargon, get introduced to the research studies behind the formulas, and practice rating for capacity. Then you and your peers share your capacity rating techniques, generating lively discussion on usage and validity.

fundraisinganalyticsiconThis course teaches you how to start using basic data mining techniques in Excel to  solve fundraising problems, such as finding the best prospects in your donor database or comparing appeal results to measure donor retention.

In this course we take the fear out of analytics. By walking you through the terminology and techniques, step-by-step, and with lots of practice, you get comfortable with the data and how it ‘speaks’ to you.

This course gives you an overview of business formation basics. Interested? Contact Professor Kishbaugh at (813) 766-8715.

This work group is creating the global glossary for Prospect Research Institute courses.