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Philanthropy Index

Updated Jan. 2002. A Waltman Associates exclusive -- a time-saving index to donors and recipients. (856K file -- will take several minutes to display over slow connections).
Note: This index has 4200 entries of gifts. For a more extensive search of 2.1 million gifts, search the Donor Series as described below.


The Donor Series on the Web

The Donor Series, developed by Waltman Associates, now DonorSearch.net, lets you search a database of four million gifts to nonprofits to see who is philanthropic in the U.S.

Go to DonorSearch.net


Political Money Line

The Political Money Line site offers a searchable database of contributors to candidates in Federal elections by election year.

Go to Political Money Line


SEC EDGAR Database

The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval) database contains the full text of corporate disclosure filings made under the SEC full-disclosure program. It is the world's most important and valuable database of financial information.

EDGAR includes proxy statements, listed as form DEF, type 14A. To search for a proxy statement for a company, enter search keywords exactly (note all caps for operators) as shown in this example for Dayton Hudson Corporation:

    Dayton AND Hudson AND DEF ADJ 14A

Your search results are displayed. Click on the company name for the year of the proxy you wish to view.

When the proxy form is displayed, search for SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE using your browser's search facility. You will usually find a table listing salary, bonuses, and stock options for officers and directors of the company.

Search SEC EDGAR Archives


10k Wizard

Free real-time online access and full-text search of the EDGAR system. 10K Wizard enables users to search current and historical filings, from the start date of each company's existence, by full or partial names, symbol, phrases or keywords.

Go to 10k Wizard


CBS MarketWatch

Current stock quotes and other up to the minute financial news.

Go to CBS MarketWatch


Dow Jones Interactive

Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, offers customizable business news and research. This subscription-only site integrates content from top national newspapers, Dow Jones & Reuters newswires, business journals, market research reports, analyst reports and Web sites. Articles can be downloaded for $2.95 per article.

Go to Dow Jones Interactive


NewsLibrary

A collection of Knight Ridder newspapers searchable on line.

Go to NewsLibrary


LEXIS-NEXIS

Newspapers and financial data on line.

Go to LEXIS-NEXIS


Dun & Bradstreet Company Reports

You can now order Dun & Bradstreet company reports over the World Wide Web for $20 apiece. The reports are displayed immediately and are billed to your credit card -- American Express Visa, and MasterCard are accepted. (Netscape secure mode is used to encrypt your credit card information, so you shouldn't have to worry about it being intercepted.)

The first time you access this service, your phone number and address is verified. After that, you can order reports directly.

Go to Dun & Bradstreet Information Services


KnowX Public Records Searches

KnowX databases contain millions of public records compiled from official sources. Most searches are $0.50 during peak hours and free the rest of the day, with an average retrieval fee of $4.95.

KnowX is the Web version of Information America, one of the world's largest services addressing the relationships between corporations and people and their assets. The company's information products and services are used to obtain background data about businesses, locate assets and people, and retrieve government records.

Go to KnowX Public Records Searches


Tax Assessor Database

A handy resource from Northwestern University that provides ratios of assessed value to market value by state and county, as well as contact information and links to local assessors' Web sites.

Go to Tax Assessor Database


Realtor.com Home Price Check

A useful resource that provides estimates of home values by neighborhood or block.

Go to Realtor.com Home Price Check


Hoover's Company Capsules Database

A great free resource. Directory information on thousands of companies. Information includes top execs, address & phone, and more. Contains links to news reports and SEC records through the 10K Wizard.

Go to Hoover's Company Capsules Database


ResourceShelf

Valuable resources and current news for information professionals from Gary Price.

Go to ResourceShelf


Legacy.com

A 30-day obituary file combining online obituary sections of newspapers nationwide.

Go to Legacy.com


FindLaw (West Legal Directory Lawyer Profiles)

Looking for information about a member of the legal profession? FindLaw, a division of Thomson/West, North America's leading legal publisher, provides West Legal Directory (WLD) at no charge over the Web at its FindLaw site. FindLaw contains searchable listings for more than 1 million attorneys.

To do a simple search, enter the attorney's last name, select his or her state of residence from the drop-down box, and click Search!

For more complex searches, click on the Advanced Search link.

Search West Legal Directory at FindLaw


AMA Health Insight

Looking for information about a member of the medical profession? The American Medical Association (AMA) provides a searchable database of more than 650,000 physicians through AMA Health Insight.

Choose the link below to go to the AMA Health Insight starting page. Then choose the link to AMA Physician Select. From the AMA Physician Select page, choose the Physician Name link to display the search form.

Note: The AMA site uses Shockwave animations. If your browser is not configured with a Shockwave plug-in, you may receive an error message when you attempt to view the pages. AMA Health Insight


Other Prospect Research Sources

Here are some other compilations of information and links useful in prospect research. Many of these sites contain links to other valuable sites. Explore!


Foundation Sites


    GuideStar

    A handy online guide to more than 700,000 nonprofits and foundations in the U.S.

    The Foundation Center

    A new online service at The Foundation Center site allows you to search the PF990's that were formerly on microfiche in The Foundation Center library.


General References

The Web contains a wealth of general reference sources. Here is a selection of those we find useful in prospect research.

    IPL Reference Center

    The Internet Public Library, at the University of Michigan. If you can't find what you're looking for, you can query a research librarian.

    ZIP Code+4 Lookup

    Check the quality of an address and find the ZIP+4, from the U.S. Postal Service.

    Switchboard

    Find the address and phone number of any individual or business in the U.S.
    Note: Eight names are displayed at a time. Click on "Next Page" to see more names.

    Yahoo! People Search

    Search for the address and phone number of an individual, or, enter a phone number to find the person the number is listed under. Very fast.

For more information, e-mail bergq003@tc.umn.edu or call Inez Bergquist at (651)260-6312.

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