June 2020 | Tampa FL | The Aspire Research Group’s Prospect Research Page is a comprehensive list of resources that provide top news and insights in philanthropy. The Prospect Research page has information on specialized categories including Arts & Culture, Black Philanthropy, Covid-19, and Women’s Philanthropy.
Each section contains news sources, relevant news articles, subsections of content to help researchers and fundraisers stay informed on the topics. Aspire Research Group will continue updating the sections as new reports and information are released and found.
“We want to help our colleagues and clients stay informed about philanthropy,” indicates Jen Filla.
“There’s so much information out there that we wanted to digest it down into the hot topics of philanthropy,” says Shoenberger.
In addition to the above mentioned, sections of resources include the following:
- Corporations and Foundations
Check it out here: https://www.protopage.com/prospectresearch#Home
About the Authors
Jennifer J. Filla, president and founder of Aspire Research Group, leads a group of talented researchers from around the United States. She recently founded Prospect Research Institute, which offers the first-ever, rigorous online courses in prospect research in the industry. She is co-author with Helen Brown of the popular book, Prospect Research for Fundraisers: The Essential Handbook, part of the Wiley/AFP Fund Development Series.
Jen is a member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She previously served as president of APRA-FL, and as past director of AFP-FL Suncoast, Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County, and The Center Foundation. She received a B.S. from Neumann University.
Elisa Shoenberger is a researcher and writer in Chicago. She has over seven years of experience in the fundraising sector working as a prospect researcher at Loyola University Chicago and benchmarking analyst at Grenzebach Glier and Associates.
Elisa earned her MBA in marketing and operations management from Loyola, a MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and a BA in history from the University of Chicago.
She writes regularly for Book Riot, Loop News, and Sixty Inches from Center. She has written about philanthropy for Inside Philanthropy, the Daily Dot, Brainfacts.org and others. She has published with the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Deadspin, Business Insider, and many others.