Office of Advancement Research
The Office of Advancement
Research is committed to providing thorough, accurate and
confidential research profiles on individuals, corporations and foundations of interest
to your specific institution's needs and initiatives. Profiles and services, as outlined
below, will include recent giving to, and affiliations and contacts with, your institution
when that information has been made available to this office. Other information for these
profiles is retrieved from various public sources.
detail biographical information on alumni, donors, current and potential board members,
volunteers and other individuals. Information may include home and business addresses,
education and career history, family background and news clippings.
may contain biographical detail and publicly available financials for corporations and/or
subsidiaries, including officers and directors, number of employees, revenues and assets
for publicly held corporations and recent news clippings.
include biographical and historical information and financials, including recent giving trends
and grant recipients, officers and directors, giving interests and focus, policies and procedures
for application, and recent news clippings.
will provide information on organizations with particular focus on a specific initiative as
detailed by your institution. These searches will uncover organizations with interest in
certain areas of giving, or which have proven giving trends in those areas which you specify.
is an ongoing joint process in which this office continually scans local
and national news data seeking to identify individual, corporate and foundation prospects
that may fit the needs of any and all USM institutions. The process requires communication
and information sharing between your institution and the Research Office, which enables us
to actively seek new prospects based on the needs of your institution.
The Office of Advancement Research will make
a continued effort to work with your institution in providing information vital to the
identification and cultivation of prospects who have the potential to ultimately enhance
the quality of education throughout the University System of Maryland
Profile Types Defined
SHORT: For initial investigation. Includes home address, education, employment
information, USM giving history, USM activities and committees, biographical information
LONG or FULL: For ongoing cultivation and solicitation. Includes information from Sungard Advance
Database,biographical information, civic affiliations and memberships, publicly available financial
information and recent news.
FUNDING SEARCH: For identification for specific programs/projects. Includes
profiles on organizations which support like programs and projects. Please attach a
detailed description of project and target area.
OTHER: List specific information needed and for what purpose.