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Prospect Research for Small Fundraising Shops
You are invited to a brown bag luncheon with Ashley Estes. Ashley will review the Houston Food Bank's Process for managing the major donor pipeline and offer some tips and tricks for prospect research for smaller fundraising organizations.
Prospect Development Manager, Houston Food Bank
Ashley Estes currently serves as the Prospect Development Manager at the Houston Food Bank. She has 11 years of fundraising experience in the Houston non-profit community. She began her development career at the Houston Food Bank in 2008 as the organization’s first ever Manager of Corporate Partnerships. Here, she developed a strategic corporate partnership program and managed the Community Events Coordinator who was responsible for 8 major, annual events. In 2013, she moved to Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) where she served as the Assistant Director of Resource Development, soliciting and managing private foundation and government grants. After a year and a half at LSLA, Ashley was recruited to South Texas College of Law Houston (STCLH) as the Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations. In her four years at STCLH, she grew the grant program more than 350% and implemented a formalized corporate partnership program. In February 2019, Ashley returned to the Food Bank to work with the major gifts team as the Prospect Development Manager. In her current role, she works closely with the gift officers to manage their donor portfolios, conducts regular screenings to identify new prospects, provides in-depth prospect research, and compiles analytical reports to help guide the work of the major gifts team. Ashley is a native Houstonian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Baylor University and a law degree from the University of Houston. She currently lives in the Near Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their dog, June.
Seating is limited, for more information and/or questions please contact aprahouston[at]gmail.com.
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Creating a culture of analytics that improves prospect identification and increases portfolio performance
Creating a culture of analytics is a challenge for many institutions and organizations today. Good data married with change management is the key to unlocking better performance by your gift officers and overall advancement of your mission.
In this presentation, Doug Cogswell, President of Advizor Solutions and EVP of the Pursuant Group, will teach you how to use data in order to drive performance. You’ll walk away with tools for:
Doug Cogswell, EVP of The Pursuant Group, and President of Advizor Solutions, a Pursuant Group Company
Doug is the founder and current President of Advizor Solutions, a Business Intelligence software company that is all about enabling people to better understand and analyze their data. Under Doug’s leadership, Advizor has been delivering data discovery solutions in a variety of industries for over 12 years. By combining Advizor’s cutting-edge software with a services team of data and analytics experts, we are giving people quick, easy access to their data in a visual interactive format that is transforming the way they make decisions and increasing overall performance.
With a degree in physics and engineering from Dartmouth, an MBA from Harvard, strategy consulting experience with both Bain and Booze Allen, and over 15 years in the BI sector, Doug has extensive data analytics and client strategy expertise. He is a thought leader in the world of data discovery and analysis.
Doug has participated on the Boards of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Information Technology Association of Illinois, and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences. He is also heavily involved in his church. And when he’s not working, he enjoys hockey, skiing, running, backpacking, and pretty much anything outdoors.
Save the Date!
Apra Greater Houston Annual Conference
Thursday, May 28th, 2020
United Way of Houston Community Resource Center
50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007