What We Believe
The Helen Brown Group was formed in 2002 with a goal to create a new kind of fundraising research consultancy.
I wanted to build a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly professionals – working together to bring our collective fundraising intelligence to clients ready to create transformational change.
Successful HBGers would stand on a platform supported by three key pillars: a vow to abide by fundraising ethics guidelines; a desire for continuous learning and knowledge-sharing; and a commitment to provide outstanding quality and value to our clients.
It was a bold goal, since most prospect research consultancies were single-person operations. With good planning and great fortune in hiring, we’re building upward on that strong platform today. Learn more about our three key pillars:
We know that the way donor research is conducted can ultimately reflect on you and your organization. Our paramount objective is to help you protect your organization’s reputation by adhering to the highest standards of ethical research.
Each member of my company has signed an agreement to uphold the ethical standards of the Association for Professional Researchers for Advancement. In addition, we stay current on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the European Union, the Data Protection Act (DPA) for the UK, as well as HIPAA, FERPA and other privacy legislation in the US. We pledge to do our best to protect you, your organization, and your donors.
Information in Context
There is no other company specializing in prospect identification and research for non-profits with the depth of global experience of The Helen Brown Group. Each year we require every staff member to participate in continuing education programs covering the latest national and international donor research techniques as part of their annual performance evaluation. Their knowledge and experience (coupled with the finest online resource library available) allow us to deliver truly actionable information to you.
Each of us has worked in nonprofit organizations, so we understand the importance of value for investment. We will consistently deliver the best quality of service using the depth of our knowledge and experience, the best information resources available, and an emphasis on concierge-style customer care.
Thank you for learning more about our philosophy. We hope you will give us the opportunity to work with you and to demonstrate the Intelligent Edge of fundraising research.