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  • 1.  Bio Research

    Posted 01-02-2020 12:44 PM
    Happy New Year Friends!

    Can you please share what vendors you use to do ad hoc alumni/friend lookup and research? Addresses, deaths, phone, etc.​ I am not talking about appends. I am talking about ad hoc research on individuals. I think I need to take a look at this for my shop soon because the monthly bill from our current vendor has mushroomed even though nothing much about our bio business has changed. I'd like to see what options are out there. I appreciate your insight.

    PS If you are a vendor and reading this, please don't call me with a sales pitch during yearend. I am busy and under-caffeinated. Email is best. Thanks!


    Aaron Forrest
    Senior Director
    University of Rochester

  • 2.  RE: Bio Research

    Posted 01-02-2020 12:46 PM

    Hi Aaron,


    I've liked LexisNexis for Development Professionals.



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    Manager of Giving Operations
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  • 3.  RE: Bio Research

    Posted 01-02-2020 12:47 PM

    We use LexisNexis for Development Professionals.


    Jolynn Hall | Director of Special Projects and Gift Processing | University Advancement Operations

    UNC Charlotte | Foundation Building 106

    9201 University City Blvd | Charlotte, NC 28223

    Phone: 704-687-6159 | Fax: 704-687-7259 |

  • 4.  RE: Bio Research

    Posted 01-02-2020 12:54 PM
    Aaron, the two most common vendors I see my clients using for one-off lookups are LexisNexis and AlumniFinder.


    John H. Taylor
    John H. Taylor Consulting, LLC
    2604 Sevier St.
    Durham, NC   27705
    919.816.5903 (cell/text)

    Serving the Advancement Community Since 1987

  • 5.  RE: Bio Research

    Posted 01-02-2020 01:00 PM

    Happy New Year.


    We use Alumni Finder, Lexus NexisNexis most recent found that Fast People Search ( Free) gives really accurate updated data.


    Our researcher was subscribed to Iwave




  • 6.  RE: Bio Research

    Posted 01-02-2020 01:19 PM
    For me the most cost effective approach has been 

    Bruce Berg


    Consulting Research Information

  • 7.  RE: Bio Research

    Posted 01-03-2020 06:58 AM



    We are using

    ·         FastPeopleSearch

    ·         Lexis/Nexis

    ·         iWave




    Christopher Amherst

    Assistant Director of Advancement Information Systems

    Development and Alumni Relations

    P 585.475.2959 F 585.475.7004



    Rochester Institute of Technology
    116 Lomb Memorial Drive, USC 03401/Rochester, NY 14623




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