This week on #Grantchat we are welcoming Jay Frost for How to Find Your Major Gift Opportunities of the Future. For any fundraising, big or small, you need to know the Five W’s and an H. Let’s talk about those today! Those are Who; What, When, Where, Why, and How. You can use research tools and methods to answer those questions and to find your best sources of support in the present and the future.
Over his thirty years as a grantmaker, fundraiser, consultant, and serial entrepreneur, Jay Frost has worked with thousands of organizations to identify and pursue billions in fundraising opportunities for thousands of charitable organizations around the world.
Jay is recognized as one of “America’s top 25 fundraising experts” by Philanthropy Media, one of the Top Ten Experts in Fundraising to Follow by Klout, and one of the “70 #NPTech Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following” by Elevation. A popular speaker, Jay has addressed hundreds of meetings in the US, Europe, Canada, Asia, and the Middle East.
Jay is also a consultant to nonprofits and an advisor to companies serving the philanthropic marketplace. He advises organizations at all stages of their efforts, from startup through capital campaigns.
Q1: How do you find out where people give and how much they give? #grantchat
Q2: Is social media a great way to learn about potential donors? #grantchat
Q3: Where can you find information on stock holdings? #grantchat
Q4: Are there many insiders? Will a typical #nonprofit have any? Why does it matter? #grantchat
Q5: What about business owners? Aren’t they the millionaire next door we all want to know? #grantchat
Q6: What are the most important wealth indicators for #donors and #nonprofits? #grantchat
Q7: Is there anything we can do with the #donor data we have in house? #grantchat
Q8: Why all the emphasis on wealth? What about potential donors’ passions? #grantchat
(12:45) A8a: That’s absolutely correct. Money is only on part of the picture. But it is an essential one. #grantchat
Q9: Where do you learn more about #donor research? #grantchat
Q10: What are your favorite free resources for major gift research? #grantchat
Guest: Jay Frost @GordonJayFrost