Training on How to do International Donor Research
Book published by CASE order from CASE Store. Higher education fundraisers today are well aware of an important fact: Philanthropic efforts are no longer local or even regional-they must now be international.
Across Frontiers: New International Perspectives on Educational Fundraising addresses this new fundraising reality by providing practical, stimulating and thought-provoking advice for fundraisers in the educational sector.
"To thrive in the rapidly changing and complex world of global philanthropy, we as professional fundraisers must go beyond traditional ways of thinking and practice; we need to think hard, to innovate and to actively-and constantly-learn about the forces that are changing the whole landscape of fundraising and philanthropy," write volume editors John Mc Loughlin and Jane Joo Park.
Across Frontiers taps into expertise from around the world.
Dongli Xu and Catherine Yang write about new directions and new frontiers in educational fundraising and philanthropy.
Jay Frost discusses research strategies to seek out prospective donors anywhere in the world.
Inge T. Reichenbach places global fundraising in the context of a campaign.
Luna Sidhu gives insights into running an annual fund and engaging alumni internationally.
Donald Kirkwood writes about the challenges and options for creating satellite offices in other countries.
Jack Oldham and Tami Kaplan discuss developments and trends in global foundation support.
Kathleen W. Buechel takes a look at the changing landscape of corporate philanthropy and how to navigate it.
Jim Myers discusses making cross-border gifts work in tax-effective ways. Supplemental material on this topic will be available on the CASE Web site, exclusively for those who have purchased the book.
There is no cookie-cutter approach to fundraising in this new environment. Across Frontiers will help you work and think about your profession in new ways.
2010 - $52 price
*How to work out where to look for international information when no one you know has any good suggestions.
*What pitfalls to avoid when searching in a language not your own. This includes different language conventions and naming patterns, issues with transliteration, etc.
*How to interpret different information presentation styles - it's not always what you assume!
*What criteria to use when evaluating the information you find.
*Guiding principles and techniques on how to find asset information no matter what country.
You can find additional support for your organization by increasing your potential supporter base from just your country to the globe. This is especially true if:
*You are a nonprofit with internationally based alumni or beneficiaries
*Your programs include activities abroad
*The decision makers for a promising funding source are in another country
Where are likely places to look?
What techniques would be most beneficial?
Taught by Sabine Schuller and Erica Sum
26 July 2012 Broadcast
APRA webinar (2013)
Presenter: Debbie Miller, Appalachian State University; Poonam Prasad, Prasad Consulting
Track/Level: Research Fundamentals, Fundamental
Since 1995, when Sir Gordon Wu 's extraordinary $100 million pledge to Princeton University was announced, there has never been a question about the importance of identifying and cultivating international alumni and parents at US-based educational institutions. Can medical and cause-related organizations also benefit from the generosity of overseas donors? Poonam Prasad and Debbie Miller will provide you an overview of the how-tos of international research and discuss successful case studies from several different types of organizations that have taken a serious and successful approach to international fundraising.
Following the webcast, participants will be able to:
*Create a plan of how to approach researching overseas donors
*Understand how to overcome barriers to their success with such projects
*Develop a list of the best resources for their international constituency
US$49 - Warning - difficult to find behind APRA paywall, Go to "Online Store", the "Online curriculum" to see
The Financial and Legal Implications of International Development Activities
How to Engage the International Community
APRA Connections Article Q1 2013, Volume 24, No. 1., p. 14 by Beth Bandy of International Fundraising Intelligence. As our institutions increasingly focus on global fundraising, we need to find ways to overcome bad data to keep our international prospect data as accurate as possible.
Learn how to be an effective researcher of prospects in the Middle East. Join Beth Bandy of International Fundraising Intelligence (www.ifintelligence.com) as she helps you learn how to be an effective researcher in the Middle East. She will cover the following topics:
1. finding asset information (what's available in different countries, and what's not)
2. naming conventions (key things to know, how they may help identify family connections/wealth)
3. philanthropy trends
4. overcoming language barriers (tools and strategies for researching in Arabic)
From May 2013 C$50
Written by a sterling group of experts for their nonprofit peers, Major Donors: Finding Big Gifts in Your Database and Online supplies all types of nonprofit organizations with the best strategies for navigating the ever-changing world of fundraising on the Internet. Truly international in its examples, research, advice, and knowledge, this book is rich with avenues and ideas about approaching prospective givers--and generous with cross-cultural tips about conducting cultivation and solicitation in various countries.
2006 $48 price
This session will cover researching global prospects, with a focus on Europe and Asia. Suzy and Katherine will discuss the philanthropic environment in each region, and present useful resources to consult. In addition, techniques for uncovering global prospects will be provided.
2013 book by Jennifer Filla and Helen Brown has a chapter on international donor research ISBN 9781118297391 $60
Written especially for front-line fundraisers, Prospect Research for Fundraisers presents a practical understanding of prospect research, prospect management, and fundraising analytics, demonstrating how research can be used to raise more money. Filled with examples, case studies, interviews, and stories, this unique book is structured around the fundraising cycle and illustrates the myriad of current and ever-changing prospect research tools and techniques available to boost an organization's fundraising effectiveness.
NGO Directories / Evaluators
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent national regulator of charities. The ACNC has been set up to achieve the following objects:
*maintain, protect and enhance public trust and confidence in the sector through increased accountability and transparency
*support and sustain a robust, vibrant, independent and innovative not-for-profit sector
*promote the reduction of unnecessary regulatory obligations on the sector.
In French and Dutch
The GuideStar Israel website provides the most complete information available on all non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Israel. It features official information, as listed in the Registrar of Non-Profit Organizations' databases for all NPOs in Israel, and is supplemented by additional, more detailed and substantive information supplied by the NPOs themselves. This combination creates the most comprehensive and valuable database of civil social organizations in Israel and at the same time, provides an internet presence for all NPOs operating in Israel - from the largest, most established to thousands of smaller organizations that have not yet been able to create an online presence.