Foundation Prospect Research – On a Shoestring

Back in the day when I was running an entire development department alone on a tight budget, I recognized the importance of regular foundation prospecting research.

Once a month or so I would trek into Philadelphia to spend a day at the public library researching funders on using Foundation Center, but I also recognized the importance of day to day research and developed my own system, using the Internet.

How do you research foundations to support your nonprofit organization’s mission when you’re operating on a shoestring budget? This step-by-step tutorial will show you how you can use the free online resources available to scout out foundations eager to support your organization!

5 Responses to “Foundation Prospect Research – On a Shoestring”

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  2. Deidre Badu says:

    Dear Pamela,
    This is the first time I actually understood what Foundation Search is all about. I now know what to look for and how often to look.
    Thank you,
    Deidre Badu

  3. John says:

    Brilliant suggestion. This has just saved me HOURS of plugging away using Google or other search engines. This one-person Development shop thanks you!

  4. Dave Todaro says:

    Nice job, Pamela! Easy to follow and inspiring, because you present this approach as so do-able. I hope to get back to you and share some feedback over the next several weeks on how this goes!

  5. Great information on ‘how to read a 990’. I had zero luck with a search in Noza, regardless of how general my search criteria, which was frustrating.

    Thank you for the tips!