The Lustgarten Foundation is is the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research in the world and has directed $186 million to research since inception. The national office is based in Woodbury, New York. The Foundation funds scientific and clinical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pancreatic cancer; provides research information and clinical support services to patients, caregivers, and individuals at high risk; and increases public awareness and hope for those dealing with this disease.
The Prospect Research Associate will be responsible for proactive donor and prospect research efforts to aid increased national funding. The Prospect Research Associate plays a key role in the execution of donor engagement strategy by providing information integral to the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify the type of information to look for and determine what relevant donor information (biographical, financial, philanthropic interest, history of previous donations, prior Foundation solicitations, etc.) is needed to craft fundraising and cultivation strategies.
Provide high-level research on individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations using a variety of electronic and print resources and tools including such programs as Donor Search, the Foundation Database and others
Provide professional-level briefings for the Development staff and Lustgarten Foundation executives, as well as volunteer leadership and members of the Boards of Directors
Assist the Development Team in the creation and application of wealth and affinity scoring of individual, corporate and foundation prospects
Manage third-party relationships with vendors that provide data services and research tools
Compose, write, edit, and proofread briefing materials including, but not limited to, donor research profiles or reports, and other basic research reports. Ensure accuracy and completeness of reports and other documents
Monitor market trends and media sources for relevant information on current donors
Work on special projects and assist with donor cultivation events and occasional special events as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as internet-based communications and research tools such as Donor Search, Google and others
Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge a plus
Knowledge of principles and practices of prospect research
Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with multiple deadlines under minimal supervision
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of related experience
About Lustgarten Foundation
Our Focused Mission
Our mission is to cure pancreatic cancer by:
Funding scientific and clinical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pancreatic cancer
Providing research information and clinical support services to patients, caregivers and individuals at high risk
Increasing public awareness and hope for those dealing with this disease
The Lustgarten Foundation envisions a world in which pancreatic cancer is curable and patients will be treated effectively and enjoy a good quality of life.
Our operating principles to achieve this vision include:
Continuing to be the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research in the world
Striving for excellence
Having a commitment to serve
Having integrity to our mission, to those we serve, and to ourselves