The Office of Advancement Research & Prospect Management follows the code of ethics of the Association of Prospect Research for Advancement (APRA), and that of the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). We report information from reputable sources such as online database, Lexis-Nexis public information and development staff. Unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, information received from this office, should be used only for internal NSU purposes.
The mission of Advancement Research and Prospect Management is to provide professional support for our clients, school-based and centralized development officers, as well as the President's Office in the form of the following:
Managed prospects must be moved through the development process within a specified time frame. A formal strategy for each is developed with the Executive Director. All actions or contacts must be recorded in the constituent's file in Banner. If significant progress toward closing a gift is not accomplished within three to six months, the prospect assignment will be reviewed and may be assigned to another project.
Prospects are assigned to an individual project according to the prioritized prospect categories listed below. After initial contact is made and special interests have been determined through completion of the listening step, the interest of the donor becomes the determinant of prospect assignment, overriding Prospect Assignment Criteria and all other assignment criteria.
Prospect Clearinghouse Criteria must meet 1 or more of the following:
Conflict in prospect assignment existing after the clearinghouse process will be negotiated by the Development Directors involved, the Executive Director and the Assistant Director, Advancement Research and Prospect Management. If the conflict cannot be resolved by these individuals, the Executive Director may make the determination of prospect assignment on the basis of these factors: