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New international fundraising resources on Pinterest

Did you know that IFI collects resources for international fundraisers and prospect researchers on Pinterest? There currently are 25 boards, organized by topic and region, covering philanthropy research, wealth reports, foundations, philanthropy events, global fundraising conferences, and more. Here are a few of IFI’s most recent pins:











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Start here: Researching prospects in Hong Kong

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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. 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.

South China Morning Post

This English-language publication, available on a subscription basis, provides daily news. The publishers of SCMP also put out  several associated lifestyle magazines about Hong Kong.

PCCW 1081 Directory Lookup

This online telephone book allows you to search for individuals and businesses in English or Chinese.

Centadata

You can use the vast (and free!) database on this website to look for real estate sale prices and market values across Hong Kong. The website allows you to search by building name or street address in either English or Chinese.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

This website has extensive information about Hong Kong’s publicly-traded companies and related topics.

 

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Coming up: Prospect research webinar on China for CARA

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China has become a significant focus of many American fundraising offices over the last decade. At the same time, prospect researchers have learned that finding information about prospects in China can be incredibly challenging.

Do you want to learn more about researching prospects in China? If so, please join me next week as I give an online presentation on this topic for the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA).  I will introduce research resources for mainland China, as well as tools to help you overcome the language barriers you may encounter in your work.

This one-hour webinar will be held on Thursday, 22 January 2015 at noon PST/3:00PM EST. To register for the event, please visit the CARA website.

Start here: Prospect research in Russia

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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. 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

 

Kommersant

This magazine is Russia’s major business publication, with a deep online archive of articles about Russian companies and business executives (in Russian).

 

Forbes Russia

The Russian edition of the global business magazine provides wealth lists and other detailed information about Russian business executives and companies (in Russian).

 

Expert: 400 Leading Russian Companies

This ranking of Russia’s top companies (in Russian) is provided by Expert, another business magazine.

 

FAQ on Russian Companies Registration

What’s the difference between a closed joint stock company, an open joint stock company, and a limited liability company in Russia? Read this legal website’s FAQ (in English) on corporate types outlined in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

 

The Guardian: “How the Russians Came to Hogwarts”

A 2013 article in The Guardian about Russian children attending independent schools in the UK.

 

NGO Portal

A Russian-language website about the third sector in Russia, with a searchable database of foundations and charitable organizations.

 

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