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.

Individual Profiles 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.

Corporate Profiles 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.

Foundation Profiles 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.

Funding Searches 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.

Prospect Identification 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 (if available).

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.