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Prospect Researcher

As of May 31, 2017, we are seeking a part-time Prospect Researcher.


Job Title: Prospect Researcher                      

PT 20 hours per week               

Reports To: VP of Development


Position Summary: Provides general and prospect research for the Development team and Chapter. Assist with prospect management updates in the prospect database.



Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of prospect research methods and resources
  • Knowledge and ability to work with integrated databases
  • Exhibits exceptional customer service skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills, with great attention to detail
  • Curious and detail oriented with strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadline pressures
  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Strong initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Optimistic outlook
  • Lifelong learner



Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of processes and systems that assist with monitoring and execution of cultivation and stewardship activities
  • Supports in the development of cultivation and stewardship strategies and helps to monitor and report on related activities
  • Supports donor cultivation, recognition and stewardship events
  • Responds to a broad spectrum of high priority research requests, qualifying major gift prospects, analyzing individuals and corporate entities for giving potential and propensity to donate
  • Generates targeted constituent profiles based on tiered levels of research in areas of financial capacity, biography, profession, philanthropy, and other factors
  • Reviews and researches contact information and nature of gift for constituents who recently donated and provides data to leadership enabling them to make informed thank you calls
  • Inputs information into database, including address updates, relationships, new prospect/donor information, gift information, contact report data, etc.
  • Runs and formats prospect management reports to ensure data integrity
  • Analyzes donor and gift amount information and produces meaningful reports/graphs to show changes in donations over time
  • Performs extensive levels of demographic, financial/business, and philanthropic research on behalf of Chapter
  • Position Description is not meant to encompass all aspects of position, other duties may be assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related field required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience using online search tools and/or using a fundraising database
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.


Working Conditions:

  • Work in an office environment
  • Some travel may be required
  • May occasionally require work outside a traditional Monday-Friday work week, and outside normal business hours


Espouses to Make-A-Wish Organizational Values:

INTEGRITY – We approach every aspect of our work with unwavering standards of honesty, transparency and respect for wish recipients, their families, and Foundation supporters.

CHILD FOCUS – Our business practices always put the interests of wish children first.

EXCELLENCE – We aspire to best-in-class business practices, and we embrace the challenge to exceed expectations at every opportunity.

COMMUNITY – We foster a collaborative, global community of staff, volunteers and donors with the collective ability to make the broadest possible range of wishes come true.

INSPIRATION – We are inspired by the examples of our wish kids and the actions of the entire Make-A-Wish community to approach our mission with life-affirming enthusiasm, imagination and creativity. As a result, we fill each wish experience and every interaction with hope, strength and joy.   


All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability.



Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire at by June 30, 2017.   EOE.  No phone calls, please. 

Principals only.  Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster.

All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability.


Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire
814 Elm Street
Suite 300
Manchester, NH 03101-2230
(603) 623-9474