Researching Donors

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Researching Donors

  1. 1. Researching Donors The Internet way
  2. 2. Type of donors <ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Researching Individuals <ul><li>Generic research for small & medium donors </li></ul><ul><li>Focused research on a particular major donor prospect </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do we start <ul><li>Simply www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo People Search is another option </li></ul><ul><li>Use “…..” to get better results </li></ul><ul><li>Using “search within results” option </li></ul><ul><li>Do not add words like ‘to’, ‘of’, ‘and’ etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. User generated content <ul><li>www.en.wikepidia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites www.orkut.com , www.myspace.com , www.facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>Business Networking websites www.linkedIn.com , www.ryze.com </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures on Google pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Videos on www.youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni websites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogosphere </li></ul>
  6. 6. Location + Coordinates <ul><li>www.mtnl.net.in (tel./add/name/company) </li></ul><ul><li>www.bsnl.co.in </li></ul><ul><li>www.maps.google.com (directions) </li></ul><ul><li>www.mapmyindia.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eci.gov.in/ (family/age) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Subscription based info <ul><li>www.lexisnexis.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.dialog.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. News results <ul><li>Google news and Google alerts </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds http://rss.userland.com/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Researching Corporations <ul><li>http://www.securities.com/search_campaign.html?ui_lang=EN&how_hear=110&spage=10262&gclid=CNqMktKP1Y4CFQ0eEgodOCjhAw </li></ul><ul><li>Dun & Bradstreet http://www.dnb.co.in/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Individual company websites- CSR page </li></ul><ul><li>www.economictimes.com </li></ul><ul><li>CII, NASSCOM databases </li></ul>
  10. 10. Financials of the corporations <ul><li>http://www.sebi.gov.in/Index.jsp?contentDisp=Summons </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rbi.org.in </li></ul><ul><li>BSE, NSE, OTCEI websites </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow Pages </li></ul><ul><li>www.kompass.com </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Industrial Index </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sector websites <ul><li>www.indianngos.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.propoor.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.devnetindia.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. Researching Foundations <ul><li>www.cof.org- The Council of Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Philanthropy News Network Online ( www.pnnonline.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundation Center's homepage ( www.fdncenter.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>OryxPress’ GrantSelect ( www.grantselect.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Chronicle Guide to Grants ( www.philanthropy.com /grants ) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Foundation websites <ul><li>http://www.fordfound.org/about/guideline.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Provides guidelines and formats </li></ul>
  14. 14. www.thankyou.org Happy researching

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