“Your workshop today was excellent and gave me real insights into how and why my clients should structure and manage their research programs and set research priorities....and why prospect research is much more than Googling a name.”

Michael P. Miller
New York City


Advanced Track Chair
Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) 14th Annual International Conference

Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL
August 15 – 18, 2001

Pre-Conference Workshop Presenter
Understanding Culturally Diverse Constituencies
Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) 14th Annual International Conference
Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL
August 15, 2001, 8:00am – 11:00am

Michel Hudson, Vice President of Development Services, Seton Healthcare Network
(Hispanic Philanthropy).
Erlinda G. Paguio, Development Research Coordinator, University of Louisville
(African American Philanthropy).
Poonam Prasad, President, Prasad Consulting & Research (South Asian Philanthropy).
Ming Zhong, Director, Prospect Research, Tufts University (East Asian Philanthropy).

This informative discussion will focus on the philanthropic customs, issues and trends of culturally diverse communities. The session will include insights into how wealth is being created in these groups, their giving patterns, types of organizations supported, and tips on researching individuals. The panel is comprised of research professionals specializing in Asian, Indian, African-American, and Hispanic/Latino cultures.

Research Track Chair
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fund Raising Day in New York
The Marriott Marquis, New York, NY
June 27, 2001

The Research Track included the following sessions:

  • Evaluating Research Tools for Value, Accuracy and Relevance to Your Mission.
    Presented by David Shanton, Director of Research and Donor Relations for St. John’s University.
  • Researching Private and Public Companies on the Web.
    Presented by Charles A. Headley, Vice President of Prospect Information Networks, LLC.
  • Using Push Technology to Get Information You Need, When You Need It.
    Presented by Shelby Radcliffe McClintock, Manager of Prospect Information for Bucknell University.

Strategies for Involving Leadership Volunteers in Prospect Research
Mid-Atlantic Researchers Conference 2001 Annual Conference
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
June 22, 2001, 10:00 – 11:15am

Two pros will discuss successful strategies for involving key volunteers in both prospecting and researching.

Edie Pearson, Manager of Chapters & Service Centers, American Red Cross of Greater NY
Poonam Prasad, Principle, Prasad Communications & Research

Special Interest Roundtable Discussion Leader
Prospect Research
Hosted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools
January 27, 2001, 8:15am – 9:15am

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