• Prospect Research Associate

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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Seminar Network seeks a dynamic, flexible, and detail-focused professional to join our Research Team. The Prospect Research Associate provides critical support to the organization by performing in depth research on current and prospective donors to help expand our partnerships and to inform effective engagement.

    The Seminar Network builds mission-driven partnerships with individuals, companies, and foundations to drive change in education, communities, business, public policy, and politics that empowers people to improve their lives. We are building a movement of principled business and philanthropic leaders who maximize the value of their contribution of time, talent, and resources to inspiring and equipping principled social-change entrepreneurs to bring us closer to a society of mutual benefit by eliminating injustice of all kinds. We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do. 


    Working at The Seminar Network is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. Eight Guiding Principles that encourage principled thought and action form the MBM® culture: Integrity, Stewardship & Compliance, Principled Entrepreneurship, Transformation, Knowledge, Humility, Respect, and Self-Actualization.


    • Perform focused research regarding prospective and existing donors to capture and assess factors including wealth, capacity, and donor interest areas
    • Synthesize research into organized reports to inform the appropriate outreach and communication approach and help prepare development officers to effectively engage with current and prospective donor partners
    • Identify new research techniques, strategies, and sources
    • Provide the team with additional research and support as necessary
    • Maintain guidelines and policies for accurate and ethical management of donor and prospect information
    • Collaborate with different departments and colleagues to devise database enhancements, process improvements, and enhanced techniques


    • 1-3 years of experience in donor research, fundraising, or business development
    • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems, preferred
    • Strong sense of curiosity and willingness to dedicate attention to detail
    • High degree of organization and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks
    • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
    • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
    • Commitment to the organization’s vision 



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