Target Analytics Launches ProspectResearch.com, a New Online Community for Prospect Researchers and Fundraising Professionals

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Announces educational sessions at APRA’s 23rd Annual International Conference.

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ProspectResearch.com was created by prospect researchers as an online community for prospect researchers. It is a place where nonprofit professionals can interact with peers, learn from experts, and talk about challenges and successes.

Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, (Nasdaq: BLKB), today announced the launch of ProspectResearch.com, a site designed specifically for prospect researchers and fundraising professionals. The site will focus on fostering new ideas for research practices and promoting the benefits of prospect research in fundraising. The company is also announcing its involvement with the Association of Prospect Researchers for Advancement (APRA) at the 23rd Annual International Conference being held in Anaheim, California on July 21 to 24.

ProspectResearch.com was created by prospect researchers as an online community for prospect researchers. It is a place where nonprofit professionals can interact with peers, learn from experts, and talk about challenges and successes,” said David Lamb, longtime prospect researcher and senior consultant at Target Analytics. “We are constantly learning new things through our work with clients and colleagues, so we are looking forward to providing this outlet for knowledge sharing and advancing the benefits of prospect research and how it really does bring efficiency to fundraising.”

ProspectResearch.com will provide visitors with an online community where they can:

>    Receive forward-thinking advice on best practices in prospect research from industry experts
>    Stay current on news and trends with fresh content added regularly
>    Learn from special-interest content geared specifically to the prospect research industry
>    Interact with other prospect researchers by asking questions and discussing solutions
>    Access valuable tools and resources including white papers, online training, and videos

“As a contributor and member of the prospect research community, I’m excited for Blackbaud to take an active role in promoting the importance of prospect research in fundraising,” said Lamb. “Additionally, Target Analytics’ support of the APRA Conference further solidifies Blackbaud’s commitment to advancing prospect research.”

Target Analytics will present five sessions at the APRA 23rd Annual International Conference, including:

>    The Ethical Considerations of Prospect Research and Relationship Management in Healthcare
David Lamb, Prospect Research Consultant at Target Analytics
Wednesday, July 21, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

>    Beyond Screening: Navigating the Maze of Real Estate
Melissa Bank Stepno, Prospect Research Consultant at Target Analytics
Wednesday, July 21, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

>    Improving Transitional Giving to Strengthen Your Fundraising Pyramid
Lawrence Henze, Managing Director of Target Analytics
Thursday, July 22, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

>    Understanding the True Value of Real Estate
Melissa Bank Stepno, Prospect Research Consultant at Target Analytics
Friday, July 23, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

>    Using Data to Maximize Fundraising Opportunities
Michael Quevli, Consultant at Target Analytics
and Ilana Lester Moreno, Director of Research at Environmental Defense Fund
Friday, July 23, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.ProspectResearch.com.

About Blackbaud
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 22,000 organizations — including University of Arizona Foundation, American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, The Taft School, Lincoln Center, In Touch Ministries, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the WGBH Educational Foundation — use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud’s sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com.

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