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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.

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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

ECClogoThe Early Career Club is a community of peers acting as a personal onboarding prospect research department. Moderated by an expert in the field, we take the growing pains out of performing as a prospect researcher.

A2PiconThis course will teach you an approach for qualifying individual, corporate, or foundation prospects sourced inside or outside the database by focusing on key criteria to create a scoring system. Learn how to communicate with the requestor at every stage of the project and how to manage your time effectively to ensure the highest return on investment in the project.

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.