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A private community for prospect research professionals building their careers


Are you early in your prospect research career 
and wonder if you’re doing it right?

Wish you had a community of peers to support you?  

In the Early Career Club you and your peers serve as a professional prospect research department, supporting each other as you encounter new situations. Moderated by Jennifer Filla, you boost your job performance through content, discussion, practice, and peer feedback.

Imagine the next time you get asked to do something you’re not sure about. You reach out to your fellow Club members and get suggestions, resources, and moral support. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

You have the skills and talent – you just need affordable, ongoing learning and support to keep your prospect research efforts on track and growing.

Join the Early Career Club to connect, innovate, and grow!

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How It Works

As an Early Career Club Member, every month you will...

  • Identify how new topics relate to your work
  • Discuss topics on the forum, in live chats, and at video meetings
  • Participate in skill-building exercises with peer review
  • Consider how to apply new ideas and skills at your office
  • Connect with peers, sharing obstacles and triumphs

In this private community you never have to worry about asking dumb questions! When confronted with strange research requests or worried that you should be finding information you can’t, you can reach out to the community and get quick answers – and plenty of support and understanding, too.

All this for less than the cost of attending a conference!

You Will Also Receive

Every member can ask and answer questions and share challenges and triumphs on the Discussion Forum. You receive an email in your inbox every time someone posts. 

This Podcast interviews the experts on topics near and dear to the early career researcher. 

Chat Channel 15 is the live text chat room. Join us there the 15th of every month for discussion.

The Zoom Room is where we come together on the fourth Thursday of every month for live video discussion.

Jennifer Filla

About Your Moderator

I’m Jennifer Filla, CEO of the Prospect Research Institute, a Prospect Researcher and Fundraiser at Aspire Research Group LLC, and co-author of Prospect Research for Fundraisers: The Essential Handbook, part of the AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series. I am a member of CASE, AFP, and Apra.

For more than 10 years I have been speaking and presenting at AFP and Apra meetings and conferences. The demand for clear instruction that can be applied immediately at the fundraising office led me to launch the Prospect Research Institute. After teaching many classes, I realized that beyond the content, the most important part of the learning experience is connecting with peers. I look forward to connecting with you in the Early Career Club!

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 Chat Channel 15 Host

I'm Janna Holm, leading the Early Career Club's live chat held on the 15th of each month. I'm the Director of Prospect Development at The Trust for Public Land in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. I manage teams who provide prospect research and portfolio optimization, moving toward management support, and optimizing analytics tools for the Philanthropy team.


Membership Terms (In U.S. Dollars)

The Early Career Club is open to the public. There are no registration deadlines or blackouts. We are a continuous service to the prospect research industry.

  • Monthly: $35 ($420 per year)
  • Annually: $360 (15% savings)

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  • Monthly subscriptions accept recurring credit card payments only.
  • Annual subscriptions accept recurring credit card payment or check via snail mail.
  • Subscriptions may be transferred to a different employee during the subscription term.
  • You may cancel at any time by logging into your account and changing the membership level in your profile
Questions? Call us at 727 202 3405 or email jen@prospectresearchinstitute.org

2018 Podcast Guests

The Research Rocks! podcast interviews experts on monthly topics of importance to the Early Career research professional.


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