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Prospect Research Manager, Columbia Libraries

For the job description, follow the link here: Prospect Research Manager job posting.pdf

Apply here: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1537381783653

Prospect Research Senior Manager, Archdiocese of New York

Primary Responsibility: The Prospect Research Senior Manager will support the archdiocese fundraising program by leading prospect research, prospect management, and moves management for the office. The Senior Manager works closely with the Interim Director of Operations and the Director of Donor Relations to assist in creating the solicitation strategies for high-level prospects and renewing donors. The Senior Manager oversees one Prospect Research Associate and assists in preparing in-depth briefings and confidential research profiles on individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Professional Level: 5 to 7 years of prospect research, with strong technical and analytical skills and proficient in use of technology, and excellent interpersonal organization and communications skills – both oral and written

Direct Supervisor: Chief of Staff

Reporting to the Chief of Staff for the Archdiocese, the Prospect Research Senior Manager will be an experienced prospect researcher who also possesses strong management and communication skills. The Senior Manager will oversee all prospect research within the development department and will guide the staff in research best practices throughout the division. The successful candidate will be an individual with strong leadership, research capabilities and managerial skills, and who has a deep background in nonprofit prospect research for fundraising.


  • Analyzes donor trends, behavior, and profiles to identify best prospects for upgrades and renewals.
  • Identifies prospects and strategies for donor acquisition and proactively culls the donor database in order to surface the most promising prospects.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes accumulated information to assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity and connections to the archdiocese.
  • Evaluates research results to develop and implement further research strategies to assist gift officers with the development of cultivation and solicitation plans.
  • Serves as the primary manager of the Donor Relations office’s prospect rating system and database entries to ensure that they are current and properly coded.
  • Develops a collaborative partnership with principal gifts managers and development staff to ensure that fundraisers are working with the most financially capable donors.
  • Plans and facilitates prospect review meetings, supports development officer portfolio review, updates prospect ratings, and reviews and improves internal prospect tracking procedures.
  • Collaborates with Donor Relations staff to develop a high-quality moves management program that encompasses prospect cultivation, solicitation and stewardship and provides oversight and management of prospects in cycles.
  • Coordinates research to ensure current biographical information is provided to Development staff attending events.
  • Creates and maintains policies and procedures supporting best practices, ethical and professional research standards, leveraging technology, data integrity and data security.
  • Manages 1-2 staff members and works closely with the Executive Office and Donor Relations.

Standards of Performance:

  • Identifies and recommends 10-15 names a month of newly found prospects
  • Develops, prioritizes and sequences the $10,000+ prospect list
  • Generates prospect lists for Board review once a year
  • Prepares a monthly activity summary report containing new activity entries in the database and prospect status reports
  • Oversees wealth screening projects
  • Oversees foundation outreach effort

Position Requirements:

  • 5 to 7 years of prospect research, with strong technical and analytical skills and proficient in use of technology
  • Excellent facility with Raiser’s Edge
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with senior staff in development-related activities
  • Possesses curiosity and logical thinking abilities
  • Strong knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of internet and standard research sites, including DonorSearch/WealthEngine, LexisNexis, and Relationship Science


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

Personal Characteristics:

  • Intelligent, articulate, highly motivated self-starter with strong inter-personal skills
  • Ability to relate effectively with upper management, peers and others
  • Ability to independently carry out multiple and diverse tasks concurrently
  • Possess initiative to constantly seek ways to improve fundraising results
  • Ability to take on added responsibility as it is presented
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please forward resume and cover letter to: eaf@filimonpartners.com

Prospect Research Assistant, New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic seeks a Prospect Research Assistant to support the Research Department’s daily activities and “reactive research”.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Work with the Special Events team to prospect for the Galas and complete research blurbs for these events (3-4 annually).
  • Create research blurbs for all other membership and cultivation events.
  • Review lists for prospective donors (ie other organizations’ board and donor lists)
  • Maintain research files and database records on donors and prospects.
  • Keep departmental calendars and ensure Research team is aware of all meetings and departmental needs.
  • Manage alerts on donors, prospects, competitors, and other organization giving, and keep records up-to-date. 
  • Handle circulation and renewals of publications and databases and process department invoices as needed.
  • Review publications for new prospects.
  • Answer all contact information requests from Development staff.
  • Conduct in-depth profiles on current and prospective donors when necessary.
  • Miscellaneous duties as required.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree with previous related development/research experience; excellent organizational and analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail. S/he will possess strong written and verbal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, customer databases (preferably Tessitura) required. Experience at an arts organization preferred.

Please submit a resume and a cover letter along with your salary expectations to resumes@nyphil.org.

Pratt Institute, Research Assistant 

Pratt Institute is looking to hire a part time temporary Research Assistant position.  

Reporting to the Prospect Research Manager, the Research Assistant (part-time temp) is responsible for conducting reactive research at the request of the President of the Institute and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.  They will work closely with the Research Manager to ensure that all requests are completed in a timely manner, with attention to detail. Responsibilities include:

  • Researching current donors, prospects, and suspects
  • Preparing, writing, and generating event bios, profiles, and research reports
  • Performing data entry to ensure that new and updated research is integrated into the organization’s database
  • Assisting on special projects and perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of one year related experience
  • Experience with databases
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team under shifting priorities
  • Interest in fundraising and development
  • Experience with online search strategies using public search engines.  Experience with paid sources is preferred

To apply for this job, please send your resume to Jamie Malcolm jmalcolm@pratt.edu.

Empatico, Development Associate

About Empatico

Empatico, an initiative of The KIND Foundation, is creating a global movement to spread kindness and empathy around the world. We combine the best of technology with the best of humanity to expand the boundaries of where and from whom kids learn. Recently named a Fast Company 2018 World Changing Idea for general excellence, Empatico is a free tool for teachers to connect their classroom with others around the world through a combination of live video and activities designed to foster meaningful connections. Students are able to engage with other students domestically and globally to build empathy and understand their similarities and differences. Empatico was created to produce a more empathetic future generation with a greater understanding of the world and the people within it.

About The KIND Foundation

The KIND Foundation is a philanthropic entity established by KIND Healthy Snacks. Its mission, which is to foster kinder and more empathetic communities, is brought to life through a variety of programming meant to celebrate and inspire positive action. In 2016, through a program called KIND People, the Foundation celebrated seven individuals transforming their communities through kindness with $1.1 million in prizes. In 2017, the Foundation announced its signature endeavor Empatico, a $20 million multi-year initiative. To learn more, go to: kindsnacks.com/foundation.

Overview of Role

As Empatico is building to scale, the organization is expanding its partnerships to ensure fiscal success and diversified funds beyond The KIND Foundation’s seed funding. We are seeking a Development Associate to support the fundraising strategy and execution of individual, foundation and corporate solicitation efforts.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in the fundraising department in a non-profit setting with superior grant writing and administrative skills. We seek a smart, ambitious, collaborative, dynamic and entrepreneurial fundraising professional to support writing, research and administration efforts for the development department. Reporting to the Director of Development, the candidate will play a critical role in strengthening the development infrastructure, which will improve the efficiency and efficacy of operations. The candidate will write grant proposals and progress reports to private foundations, letters and other materials for individual donors, and prepare presentations and other materials for corporate prospects.

We seek a candidate that is a motivated analytical thinker and problem solver with a genuine interest in making a difference in the lives of children; has excellent organizational and project management skills, with experience meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment; is detail-oriented, tech-savvy, a quick learner, and a collaborative team player.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage Salesforce donor management database and perform data entry, as needed, to track all prospects, donors, proposals, reports, deadlines, and relationships.
  • Write and edit introductory, thank you, and follow up notes, concept notes, letters of inquiry, grant letters, proposals, reports, program summaries, and other funding correspondence.
  • Conduct in-depth research on both current and prospective donors.
  • Create fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
  • Schedule donor meetings, prepare briefing materials, and schedule preparatory meetings in advance of key interactions, pulling and analyzing reports that inform meetings and drive strategy.
  • Support follow-up from meetings, including preparing debrief summaries and ensuring all contact details and documentation are logged into Salesforce.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 2-4 years relevant experience, with an emphasis in grant writing and prospect research.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Proven experience meeting and exceeding goals/expectations, managing projects in a fast faced environment.
  • Proactive team player with strong desire to learn and ability to be flexible.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • High level of confidence and ability to work independently as well as within a team structure; proven ability to work well with diverse groups of people in different departments and functions.

The KIND Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The KIND Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The KIND Foundation expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Kind Foundation’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

To apply for this job, please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to development@empatico.org with the subject line: Development Associate. All applications will be reviewed. Please no direct messages.


Apra of Greater New York is a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit organization. 

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