How Researchers Can Avoid Miscommunication With Development Officers

Shortly after I started my position as prospect development analyst, I received an email from a development officer with a list of names and IDs. The body of the email was short and to the point: “Please research to see what you can find on the names below. I will be traveling next week.” I […]

A Data Management Tool Kit for the One-Person Research Shop

As the only prospect researcher in my office, I wear a lot of hats. While I spend the majority of my time providing research support for the three departments in our advancement office, that isn’t the only thing I do. I’ve been bestowed the great honor of “Assignment Czar,” functioning as the final authority on […]