Pathways to Learning

Discover some of the most common ways researchers leverage training.

  • I’m serious about prospect research and I want comprehensive training courses.

    The Research Focused membership is an all-access pass to the courses, content, and live meetings we offer at the Institute. This is the best way to add new skills and gain a comprehensive background in key areas of prospect research: profile research, prospect identification, and fundraising analytics.

  • Prospect research is my career and I want continuing education.

    Research Connectors membership connects you with your fellow researchers at Master Classes, which tackle trending and other topics that members request. Learning materials on topic are assembled each month inside the Master Class course. Sometimes there is homework you can complete and bring with you. Once on Zoom, we talk, and show each other the tools, tips, and tricks we use by sharing screens.

  • I’m trying to land a new/better prospect research position.

    Research Focused membership is an all-access pass to the courses, content, and live meetings we offer at the Institute. This is the best way to add new skills and gain a comprehensive background in key areas of prospect research: profile research, prospect identification, and fundraising analytics. You can earn digital badges to add to LinkedIn that click through to describe the skills you accomplished.

  • I want to add prospect research skills to my resume. - OR- Help! My nonprofit is adding prospect research to my duties.

    Research Fundraisers membership includes the Essentials for Successful Fundraising Research course, which is a sampler of the key tasks you might perform in prospect research. It includes creating prospect profiles, advanced search techniques, prospect identification, and a beginning exploration of data analytics and prospect/moves management. You can earn a digital badge and certificate, which indicate that you have demonstrated your new skills. You can add the digital badge to your LinkedIn profile.

  • I want access to continued learning, but not necessarily courses. -OR- I am the only researcher on staff and I could use ongoing coaching and support.

    Research Connectors membership connects you with your fellow researchers around topics of interest. You can ask questions, share resources, and get to know people on Slack. And once a month you can join them on Zoom for a Master Class. It’s a great way to update your skills and stay current.

  • None of this really fits me. But I want to know more.

    The very best ways to get explore and get answers: (1) Enroll as a FREE Knowledge Seeker member to browse the collections; (2) Visit the Events page and sign up for a back stage tour; or (3) Sign up to get the Institute's news and special invitations at www.prospectresearchinstitute.org/join-elist