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16 February 2015: International Prospect Research News

A bi-weekly roundup of global news stories for prospect researchers. 

Start here: Researching prospects in Switzerland

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This post is part of a new weekly series about sources that can give you context for researching prospects and doing fundraising in different countries around the world. (To see previous posts in the series, select “Start Here” from the “Previous Blog Topics” drop-down menu on the right-hand side of your screen.) Full prospect research in these countries will require many different sources, but the ones highlighted in these posts will help you orient yourself, whether you are new to international prospect research or a fundraiser who is just starting to work with prospects living in a particular country. If you need further assistance with your global fundraising efforts, please contact IFI.

Les 300 plus riches de Suisse

Bilan magazine releases this annual list of Switzerland’s 300 wealthiest individuals at the end of November each year. The list is available online in French.

Zefix

Official corporate records kept in commercial registers at the canton level. Foundations have been recorded in these commercial registers in 2009. You can access the various commercial registers from this national government website.

Moneyhouse

The website pulls together data from Swiss commercial registers. The Moneyhouse database (registration required) now “includes over 900,000 companies and more than 4.5 million linked persons.” Records are searchable in English, German, French, and Italian.

L’annuaire téléphonique officiel de la Suisse

The official Switzerland telephone directory can be searched online by name or address.

Advancing Philanthropy in Switzerland

The second edition of this 63-page report, published by the Fondation Lombard Odier, is subtitled “A Vision for a Cooperative and Recognized Philanthropic Sector. It is available on the foundation’s website as a free PDF download.

 

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9 February 2015: Global Philanthropy and Fundraising News

A bi-weekly roundup of international philanthropy and fundraising news.

Start here: Researching prospects in Saudi Arabia

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This post is part of a new weekly series about sources that can give you context for researching prospects and doing fundraising in different countries around the world. (To see previous posts in the series, select “Start Here” from the “Previous Blog Topics” drop-down menu on the right-hand side of your screen.) Full prospect research in these countries will require many different sources, but the ones highlighted in these posts will help you orient yourself, whether you are new to international prospect research or a fundraiser who is just starting to work with prospects living in a particular country. If you need further assistance with your global fundraising efforts, please contact IFI.

Hays Oil & Gas Salary Guide

Although this annual report from the global recruitment firm Hays applies to countries around the world, it is a valuable resource for anyone researching a prospect working in Saudi Arabia’s best-known industry. The 2015 edition will be released this month.

Aramco.jobs

This website gives an introduction to working for Saudi Aramco, one of the major employers of international workers in Saudi Arabia. The site explains compensation, benefits, company housing, and other details.

Interactive: Saudi Arabia’s royal family tree

The Financial Times (registration/ subscription required) produced this graphic, which covers three generations.

The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women

Arabian Business produces numerous wealth and power lists covering Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region. This list can be sorted by name or country.

“Philanthropy in Saudi Arabia: a new pattern emerging?”

This article by Atallah Kuttab (SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory) and Natasha M. Matic (King Khalid Foundation) appeared in the March 2014 issue of Alliance magazine.

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2 February 2015: International prospect research news

A bi-weekly roundup of global news stories for prospect researchers. 

Start here: Researching prospects in Mexico

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This post is part of a new weekly series about sources that can give you context for researching prospects and doing fundraising in different countries around the world. (To see previous posts in the series, select “Start Here” from the “Previous Blog Topics” drop-down menu on the right-hand side of your screen.) Full prospect research in these countries will require many different sources, but the ones highlighted in these posts will help you orient yourself, whether you are new to international prospect research or a fundraiser who is just starting to work with prospects living in a particular country. If you need further assistance with your global fundraising efforts, please contact IFI.

La Lista Forbes de las mujeres más poderosas en México

Forbes Mexico, in addition to publishing general business information and other lists, publishes an annual list of the most powerful women in the country.

Los 100 Empresarios más Importantes de México

Mexico’s Most Important Entrepreneurs, an annual ranking by Expansión magazine based on personal wealth and corporate data. The same publication also releases an annual list of Mexico’s top 500 companies.

Directorio de Instituciones Filantrópicas

Compiled by CEMFI, this free database allows you to search for NGOs and foundations in Mexico by different criteria.

Mexico Moving Forward: Philanthropy and Corporate Community

A 2011 discussion about strategic philanthropy in Mexico.

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