Prospect Research

Major Donor Prospect Research and Profiling

It’s not just who you know, but what you know!

Detailed prospect research is one of the best tools you can have in your major gift program.  Research can help you determine the right ask amount, connect your donor to your organization and its mission, and give confidence to the person making the "ask".  We can research individuals, corporations, private and family foundations.  See a sample of our profiles.

In-depth prospect research enables our clients to do the following:

  • Decide if a prospect would have “interest” in their mission and goals
  • Plan solicitation based on the history of a prospect
  • Determine project or initiative that would be a “good fit”
  • Rate the prospect for an ask amount
  • Determine who should “make the ask”
  • Set a timeline for cultivation and solicitation

1-2-1 has direct access to more than 1.8 billion contacts and companies worldwide, compiled of resources such as Marquis Who’s Who, Airman’s Certificate, Hoovers, Dun & Bradstreet, Lexis-Nexis, and the Foundation Center, New York.  We constantly update our sources as new ones are available.  Call us for a list of our current sources.  1-2-1 Philanthropic Services is also a member of The Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).  Ethics and confidentiality is of utmost importance to us.  The result of our research provides our clients with high quality, in-depth profiles with photos.  Based on our findings, observations and recommendations will be provided.

Who can be researched?

  • Alumni/Alumnae
  • Board members
  • Corporate foundations
  • Current/Previous donors
  • Event attendees
  • Family foundations
  • Family members
  • Grateful patients
  • Members/subscribers
  • New prospects (individuals) including contributors to other nonprofits
  • Other nonprofit organizations
  • Private foundations
  • Small businesses/companies/corporations
  • Ticket buyers
  • Volunteers

Our services will greatly enhance your major gift solicitations at a fraction of the cost of an in-house researcher.  We can help you prioritize your top donors, which will end up saving you time and money.  The value of good research is undeniable – call us to get started on a plan today!

Our packages start as low as 12 prospects – call us at 702-367-7724 for pricing and volume discounts.