In the early stages, prospect researchers seek out the motivations of potential donors, which at times may coincide with religious beliefs. Prospect researcher Jo Ann Manuccia used her experience working with Jewish donors to outline Jewish communal traditions that influenced their giving.
Recent investigations and whistleblower activity should remind prospect development professionals to revisit their organization’s policies regarding acceptance of contributions. This month, The Ethicist provides several questions to ask yourself to ensure your organization’s policies are thorough.
Career changes can be difficult, but with the right connections, you may discover your dream position. In this feature, senior director of prospect development Michelle Franke discusses how work relationships helped her navigate various opportunities throughout her career.
When several departments join forces to support one project, it’s important for everybody to be on the same page. In this Q&A, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Christina Makal McCaffery walks us through her guide to overcoming the challenges of inter-departmental communication.
Today’s data scientists face the challenge of not only gathering data, but also representing the data accurately through well-written stories. In this Q&A, Plug in to Data Science keynote speaker Brian Xu previews his upcoming presentation, “Crafting a Data Story: U.S. Government Shutdown Impact.”