In the dialogue series "Research Pride: Hidden Figures in Fundraising," ResearchPRO centers and celebrates Black professionals in prospect development. In this episode, Apra Editorial Advisory Committee member and Senior Associate of Prospect Management and Research at Morehouse College Matthew Stokes speaks with Regina Alhassan, CEO of ResearchPRO, about what pride means to him, his personal connection to the world of philanthropy and his professional journey in prospect research.
Tune into their conversation in this video interview.
CEO of ResearchPRO, Regina Alhassan enjoys helping non-profit leaders reach their highest goals. With total dollars identified in the billions, her work as a prospect development legend continues to fuel multi-million-dollar charitable giving campaigns across the United States. With a history of industry leadership spanning two decades, Regina is a current faculty member for Apra Fundamentals; an award-winning artist, writer, philanthropist and TEDx Speaker.
Matt Stokes has been in the fundraising industry for more than eight years, working largely with educational nonprofit organizations. A native of Chicago, he graduated with a BA in history from Oberlin College and an MA in organizational leadership from Western Kentucky University. He is currently the senior associate director of prospect management and research at Morehouse.
Stokes is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and the African American Development Officers Network (AADO). He is an advocate of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He volunteers for APRA's Editorial Advisory Committee for its weekly online publication called Connections, AFP Global's Research Council and Emerging Leaders Task Force and Men of Color in Development's (MOCID) Mentoring Committee. He is on the board of the AFP Greater Atlanta Chapter.