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Nonprofit Leaders Can Pan for Gold: Find Your Best Donor Prospects NOW!

DateOctober 5, 2011
Cost $125.00 (but bonuses are included!)

Does your nonprofit know how to use online resources to find good donor prospects? The right research tools can ratchet up your revenue stream and increase the development department's success.

The information is out there – yours for the taking –  if you find the right databases and learn how to use them efficiently. In this online course for nonprofit leaders, you will get practical information in an affordable and convenient format that includes plenty of time for questions and answers.

Find out how your nonprofit organization can identify hidden nuggets in your donor database and find new donors within your community. In this nonprofit management training course, you will develop and hone your online research skills to better identify wealthier prospects.

It's about real-life, your organization's life, not theoretical scenarios. Lengthening your list of major donors can offset still-to-come cuts in government and foundation  income so join us in learning techniques that will help you find more donor prospects in your own community.

Participants will learn the importance of researching prospects and how mining the right databases can help nonprofit organizations. Techniques will be taught to:

  • Identify your best donors within your own database.
  • Identify new donors for your organization.
  • Use tools and techniques that will uncover higher-net-worth donors in your community (those millionaires next door!).
  • Uncover resources for researching individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Implement best practices to maintain confidentiality of donor records.
  • Understand prospecting techniques that make your use of free and fee-based databases more efficient.
  • Access fee-based resources through special offers from vendors.

Every attendee will receive:

  • Marias e-manual, Panning for Gold: Find Your Best Donors Prospects Now! a $49 value.
  • FREE access to a research resource that usually costs $1,000.
  • Bonus offers from select vendors of fee-based services as an extra for people who take this class.

Who Should Attend?
  • Executive Directors
  • CFOs
  • Directors of development
  • Any one connected to fundraising, including board members


Maria Semple , Principal, The Prospect Finder

Maria Semple, Principal of The Prospect Finder LLC, is an experienced researcher, trainer, and frequent speaker on prospect research, email marketing, and simple social media strategies. She consults with nonprofit organizations, financial services firms, and small businesses interested in finding the best prospects for long-term business relationships. Semple authored two downloadable and interactive e-books, filled with dozens of prospecting resources. Check them out at The Prospect Finder.

Maria’s firm is also a Constant Contact Solutions Provider, assisting small business owners and nonprofits with their email marketing needs and social media strategies. Maria is a Constant Contact Local Authorized Expert, who conducts seminars on leveraging the power of email marketing and social media. Finally, as a “LinkedIn Evangelist,” Maria helps nonprofits and small businesses understand how to LinkedIn to increase visibility.