The Best Practice Guide and Handbook for Prospect Research is an exciting new project that aims to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date and relevant guide to the diverse range of skills and knowledge required for successful, professional and ethical prospect research in the UK - in an accessible user-friendly format, at an affordable price.
Curated by the Researchers in Fundraising Special Interest Group, the content of the Handbook will achieve the following outcomes:
- Enhancing understanding of the role of ethics in prospect research and the practical implications of ethical good practice
- Increasing knowledge of the data skills and technical skills essential to the role of prospect researcher and ability to implement them
- Developing greater awareness of career pathways in prospect research and the professional standards associated with good practice as individuals and as team members
The Handbook is being written collaboratively by a team of international volunteers from across the Prospect Research sector; the content is by Prospect Researchers and for Prospect Researchers. It will be published digitally and made available for purchase by anyone interested in prospect and fundraising research.
Here’s why some of our current volunteers are involved: