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Introduction to Prospect Research

Tue, February 19, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Regional Foundation Center at Parkway Central Library

Prospect research plays a strategic role in fundraising. This workshop will outline the basics of prospect research that can help your organization uncover funding opportunities within your donor base. During this interactive workshop you will learn:

  • how to identify individual prospects and build prospect profiles
  • how to access publicly-available wealth and philanthropic data
  • best practices to consider when conducting and sharing prospect research

The program is presented by Jessica Wade, Development Research Specialist, Science History Institute (Philadelphia, PA). Jessica joined the Science History Institute in 2013, when the Institute was known as the Chemical Heritage Foundation. As a member of the Development team, Jessica is the Institute’s sole prospect researcher. Jessica obtained an MA in European History from Villanova University. She is a member of Apra International and has served as Membership Director on the Board of Apra-Pennsylvania since January 2018.

Advance registration is required as space is limited; please contact the RFC at

Tuesday, February 19 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Parkway Central Library | 4th Floor | Skyline Room

Regional Foundation Center
Room 202

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103