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Research Report Requests

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Tips on Requesting Research

   Providing the Name

  • Please provide the full, correct name. Research follows threads, and must begin with a uniquely identified subject.
  • If the person goes by a nickname or their middle name, so indicate.
  • For common names like Smith, Brown, or Jones, we MUST have additional info like class year, city, or occupation.
   Formulating Your Request
  • Tell us how you came across the name and as much pertinent info as you already know about the person, including financial capability. That way we formulate the best search strategy for that particular person.
  • Tell us the reason for the request and be specific about what you need, whether it is discovering ties to your program, financial capability, etc. This will help us tailor the information you receive.
  • If special information prompted your request for research, let us know. (For instance, an inheritance.)
  • Consider the level of research you actually need. If you only need a single piece of information, limit your request to that item.
  • Consider that you may not even need to make a request through research, but could ask the prospect directly. If all you need is a birthday, spouse name, change of address, etc. it may prove most accurate and time-effective to simply ask the prospect directly. This provides a cultivation opportunity in which you can touch base with your prospect.
   Supplementing Requests
  • When you meet someone you know you'd like us to research, ask them for their business card and send us a copy. For purposes of data integrity, this is a good habit to get into whether or not you'll be requesting research.
  • If an article or letter from a third party has prompted your request, please forward a copy of this item with your research request.

Need Help?
In the event you have a question regarding either the instructions for the request or a special requirement that you have, please contact the Director of Research at 593-2504.

Emergency Requests
In the event you have a critical requirement that needs immediate attention and cannot wait to be met within the standard response times, please contact the Director of Research at 593-2504. The director will need to know the specifics surrounding your requirement along with the details of your emergency.

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