Looking to connect with peers to advance your career? Wish you had a welcoming place to ask questions?

Short on time and looking for curated self-learning experiences?

When you join the Research Connectors, you and your peers serve as a virtual professional prospect research department, supporting each other as you encounter new situations. Moderated by Jennifer Filla, you boost your job performance through content, discussion, practice, and peer feedback.

Imagine the next time you get asked to do something you’re not sure about. You reach out to your fellow members and get suggestions, resources, and moral support. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

You have the skills and talent – you just need affordable, ongoing learning and support to keep your prospect research efforts on track and growing.

Join the Research Connectors to connect, innovate, and grow!

How It Works

As a Research Connector, every month you can...

  • Identify how new topics relate to your work through weekly Connector emails
  • Get to know your fellow members by discussing topics on Slack and at live, video Master Class meetings
  • Participate in skill-building exercises with peer review
  • Consider how to apply new ideas and skills at your office
  • Connect with peers, sharing obstacles and triumphs


In this private community you never have to worry about asking dumb questions! When confronted with strange research requests or worried that you should be finding information you can’t, you can reach out to the community and get quick answers – and plenty of support and understanding, too.

All this for less than the cost of attending a conference!

You Will Also Receive

Your membership gives you access to all of the content in the Resource Collections. There is a Resource Collection for each of the five learning domains: Research in Fundraising, Prospect Research, Relationship Management, Fundraising Analytics, and Careers.



Join us for a Master Class on the fourth Tuesday of every month for live video discussion via Zoom.




Every member can ask and answer questions and share challenges and triumphs on Slack discussion channels. Not familiar with Slack? We’ve got a video tutorial to get you “slacking” in no time!


The Research Rocks! podcast interviews experts on monthly topics of importance to research professionals. We ask experts the tough questions, such as: What are the very first steps to begin a prospect management program? What does it look like when a major gifts officer and a prospect research professional work together successfully?

What People are Saying

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  • Monthly subscriptions accept recurring credit card payments only.
  • There are no refunds, but you may change your membership level or cancel at any time by contacting us.

About Your Moderator

  • Jennifer Filla

    Jennifer Filla

    Founder, CEO, and Instructor

    I’m Jennifer Filla, a Prospect Researcher and Fundraiser at Aspire Research Group LLC and co-author of Prospect Research for Fundraisers: The Essential Handbook, part of the AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series. As a consultant, I have worked with a lot of small and large organizations that needed to build internal fundraising capacity with prospect research. I have also been a member of AFP and Apra for more than ten years, speaking and presenting at AFP and Apra meetings and conferences. The demand for clear instruction that can be applied immediately at the fundraising office led me to launch the Prospect Research Institute. I’m excited to learn with you!

Become a Research Connector