After working more than 30 years in philanthropy, Laura Worcester recently retired. Learn more about her start in the industry, where she sees philanthropy going in the future and the valuable lessons she learned over the years in this Q&A.
A new job always comes with challenges. For Samantha L. Kafka, starting a new opportunity as a prospect researcher was, and still is, a big learning curve as she previously worked in prospect development and fundraising. Read on to hear her story about the transition and what she has learned.
Current and past Apra Fundamentals faculty were polled for their collective wisdom on the question: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your younger self upon entering this field? Read their timely advice on what ultimately led them down the path to success in prospect development.
Teamwork can make the dream work when it comes to group prospecting. Learn how the prospect research and management team at the University of New Hampshire found success in joining forces with alumni relations for identifying prospects, as well insight for utilizing the group prospecting process.
In part two of the IT and Research Partnerships Q&A, UWM’s Ike Pahm and Jeff Walker discuss the impact and future of data culture, advice for their peers at smaller philanthropic organizations and what’s ahead for UWM campaigns.