Prospect Research on a Budget

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Virtual Program
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EDT

Prospect research is an integral part of nonprofit organizations, but running a research program comes a cost. But does that have to be a high cost? Is it possible to conduct prospect research without using high-cost vendor and subscription services? The answer is yes! This program will review a variety of cost-effective research resources that can be used to evaluate prospects on an individual basis.

This presentation is appropriate for both those new to the prospect research and intermediate researchers that may want to learn new ways to research.

1 CFRE Credit approved



Tessa Niederbaumer

Manager of Prospect Research
Philanthropy Institute at Cleveland Clinic

Tessa Niederbaumer has more than ten years of experience in prospect research and prospect management, working in small and large shops. She currently serves as Manager of Prospect Research for the Philanthropy Institute at Cleveland Clinic where she manages an amazing team of prospect researchers who provide comprehensive research support to fundraisers. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Tessa served as a Prospect Research Specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital for two years, before working as a Prospect Research and Prospect Management Analyst at the United Church of Christ National Office. 

She graduated magna cum laude from The University of Akron, where she earned an MPA with a nonprofit management concentration. Tessa received her BS in Human Development from Binghamton University.

Cost to Attend:
Non-Members: $45/person
AFP Members: $25/person


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