Ohio Prospect Research Network
Established 1987 - Apra Ohio Chapter
Reining in Philanthropic Megadonors: What the Data Tell Us Is Needed - Nonprofit Quarterly
What to Know About an IPO - The Helen Brown Group
Prospect Research: Breaking Free of Portfolios - iWave blog
Make Numbers Count: How to Communicate Data Effectively - Think Fast, Think Smart podcast
A Neuroscientist Recommends 5 Books to Help You Get Unstuck at Work - Inc.
LinkedIn's 20 Most Popular Courses in 2022 Are All Free to Take Right Now - CNBC.com
Danielle Gibson, Prospect Researcher, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
What was your first job?
Kroger as a bagger
What do you listen to on your commute?
I listen to basically everything. You could say I have a slight music obsession.
What’s your favorite thing about what you do or where you work?
I love working for Cincinnati Children’s. I enjoy knowing that I play a part in helping to raise funds so that the hospital can continue their amazing work and research. Being a mom, it’s nice to know that we have such an incredible hospital so close to home.
What would be the first thing you'd do if you won the lottery?
I’d be on the next flight to Bora Bora
What is your favorite dessert?
Edward’s chocolate cream pie
6 Strategies That Will Make You a Better Reader - and Person - Ideas TED
Why Don't Fundraising Wizards Talk About the Messy Middle? - The Fundraising Talent Podcast
What does Psychology have to do with Data Visualization? - Melanie Herrmann
Steven Perlin, CRM & Research Specialist, Data Management & Research, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
In high school I worked at the local park as a recreation assistant and worked in the office, refereed basketball, coached a few teams, and worked as a camp counselor at their sports camp.
I love that my supervisors are exceedingly intelligent, solutions-focused, and good at their jobs. They also give me a huge amount of autonomy while simultaneously expecting results.
Campfire Smores ice cream from Mitchells. Imagine a smore. Now imagine it in ice cream. Ribbons of marshmallow, chunks of chocolate, and pieces of graham cracker. Hungry yet?
If you were so wealthy you didn’t need to work, what would you do with your time?
Two things, both of which are VERY cliche: fixing things around my house and philanthropy. I would fix things around my house because it’s generally enjoyable and challenging, but also saves a lot of money. And I would do philanthropy so I could make a measurable difference in the communities that I care about, without having to do all of the hard work.
Eight in Ten Americans Support Charity Tax Policy Reform, Survey Finds - Candid
Apra Reviews Prospect Research #Chatbytes: A Podcast by and for Prospect Research Professionals - Apra Connections
So You're Going to a Conference! - The Helen Brown Group
Tiny Habits: BJ Fogg - Wisdom From The Top podcast
Foundation Giving and Payout: What Changed in 2021? - Candid
Benefits of a Private Foundation - Foundation Source
Gates Foundation to Boost Payouts 50% Over Pre-pandemic Levels - The NonProfit Times
Information Literacy - What Is It and Why You Should Care - Marcy Phelps & Associates
Getting All the Calculated Fields from a Tableau Workbook - Ana Milana
Donors of Color with Hali Lee - Nonprofit Lowdown podcast
Commentary: Charitable Impact, Regulators Eye Stock Donations - The NonProfit Times
Jeff Jowdy on Prospect Research and Teaching the Joy of Giving in Major Gifts - ChatBytes
Giving USA 2022 - The First Day Podcast from The Fund Raising School
Culture Building: Standards of Collaboration - Apra Connections
Millennial Donors: Thoughts for the Future of Fundraising - CASE
Tainted Donations: Can You Do Good With Bad Money? - Philanthropisms podcast
The Ultimate Guide to Purposeful Productivity (Your Mental Health Will Thank You) - Fast Company
Tammy L. Davis, Development Research and Stewardship, Capital University
I was a volunteer at a hospital and then became a hostess/front end register operator at Sister’s Chicken & Biscuits (if any of you remember that restaurant J). Following graduation from college, I accepted a position to manage a Pathology billing office and was there for about ten years.
How did you get into fundraising and/or prospect research?
I began my career as an administrative assistant for Annual Giving after moving to Columbus. This position transitioned into splitting my role and assisting our director for Corporate and Foundation Relations. My love and connections with our alumni and the business world moved me into my current role as assistant director for Development Research and Prospect Management.
Where’s the next place on your bucket list?
Within the U.S., I would love to travel up the east coast to Maine, or explore the west coast Washington State or Alaska. I visited California and Hawaii a few years ago (pre-pandemic) and wouldn’t mind revisiting again. Anywhere overseas would be exciting…..Iceland, Italy, Greece, Scotland, France, etc.
What skill would you like to master?
I have always wanted to learn to fly a plane or become a pilot.
Is pineapple an acceptable pizza topping?
Absolutely, YES!! I have a Hawaiian pizza quite frequently. J
Erin Weaver, Assistant Director, Data Quality, Prospect Development, University of Cincinnati Foundation
Working on the grounds of a golf course; being hit by rogue golf balls or getting struck by lightning were daily dangers!
What piece of advice would you give to yourself at the beginning of your career?
When interviewers ask, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” Really think it through; 5 years can go by very quickly
First half: Pete the Cat & Toy Story
Second half: True crime podcasts
Do you think iced coffee should only be consumed in the summer or all year round?
I will drink hot coffee in 95-degree weather
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