March 10, 2023
ResearchPRO's #ResearchPride: Hidden Figures in Fundraising is a dialogue series centering and celebrating Black professionals in prospect development.
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This episode features Sharise Harrison & ResearchPRO CEO, Regina Alhassan.
Sharise Harrison is currently the Director of Prospect Management and Research at Loyola University of Chicago. She was previously at Grenzebach, Glier, and Associates where she served as Vice President, Advancement Analytics and Advancement Services, serving as the lead consultant in philanthropic analytics and prospect development. Prior to this, Sharise spent four years as Senior Director, Prospect Management & Analytics at Santa Clara University Prior to Santa Clara, Sharise worked in leadership positions within Prospect Management and Prospect Research for Teach for America, The Humane Society of the United States, and University of Kentucky Healthcare. She also served as an analyst for organizations that include Women for Women International and Georgetown University. Sharise, holds an MA from Georgetown University, and earned her undergraduate degree from LaSalle University. She’s also a published author of numerous articles on Prospect Development for publications such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Sharise’s team at Santa Clara was awarded the 2021 CASE District VII Platinum Finalist Award for Best Practices in Advancement Services. She was recently elected a board member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).
1:00 A CASE District Award Winner
2:00 A Lifelong Legacy of Family Philanthropy
7:00 Power of Mentorship in Prospect Development & Fundraising
10:00 Using Bias To Become A Self Taught Data Scientist
17:00 Being a Bridge Between Development, IT, and end users
23:00 Using Data to Fuel Transformation
35:00 How to Stop Prospect Development From Being the Scapegoat
39:00 Exercising Agency of Self
45:00 Learning from Our Students in Higher Education
50:00 The Future of DEI, Fundraising & Prospect Identification