A blog about Prospect Research from a veteran researcher actively working in the field.
I use this site to discuss research trends, share resources from presentations, as well as my favorite research tips.
Pulawski.net – tax assessor database by state. Named for Christina Pulawski, a former prospect researcher at Northwestern University, now a fundraising consultant
Trulia – nationwide real estate database searchable by city, zip code, or property address
Zillow – nationwide real estate database searchable by city, zip code, or property address
LexisNexis for Development Professionals ($300-$500 per month for one user) – multi-function toolkit for fundraisers includes address & phone history, birthdates (month & year only), e-mail addresses, family relationships, real estate assets, newspaper archives, and employment links.
DonorSearch iWave PRO WealthEngine
These are multi-function websites for fundraisers and researchers which aggregate data from several public sources. These include capacity ratings, charitable giving, Dun & Bradstreet, Federal Election Contributions, Foundation Search, Guidestar Directors and Foundations, Hoover’s business information, Marquis Who’s Who, aircraft and large watercraft ownership, and more!Subscription price often includes monthly webinars and best practices white papers. Great for small research shops who need a lot of information quickly!