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1 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 1 Free Resources Accessing resources without breaking the bank –Free internet access –Ask –Borrow –Trial access and copies

2 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 2 Thank you for your help Any more suggestions? Finbar Cullen Prospect Researcher ResearchPlus

3 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 3 Ask a colleague 1.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/prospect-research-ukhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/prospect-research-uk Prospect Research UK 1.http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/trust_fundraising/http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/trust_fundraising/ Institute of Fundraising Trust Group 1.http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/Statutory_fundraising/http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/Statutory_fundraising/ Institute of Fundraising Special Interest Group for Statutory Fundraising in the UK 1.http://www.smartgroups.com/groups/majordonorspecialinterestgrouphttp://www.smartgroups.com/groups/majordonorspecialinterestgroup Major Donor Special Interest Group 1.http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/corporate_fundraisinghttp://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/corporate_fundraising Institute of Fundraising's special interest group for Corporate Fundraising in the UK Others ……. Bristol, London, …

4 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 4 More colleagues –News, forum, calendar, links –70,000+ researchers –SIGs, regional, codes of practice, links –Mostly North American based prospect researchers

5 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 5 KnowUK Bristol; other libraries –“over 100 of the most widely used reference publications in the UK” NB KnowUK Free Trial Request Form

6 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 6 Public Libraries on the Web c940/weblibs.htmlhttp://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/a c940/weblibs.html “up to date picture of public library internet activity in the United Kingdom” –Links to public library websites

7 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 7 Bath & North East Somerset Library –www.bathnes.gov.ukwww.bathnes.gov.uk Newsbank –allows you to access articles (back to 1998) from the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Guardian, Observer, Independent, Independent on Sunday and the Western Daily Press – option for free trial “xrefer is a leading provider of reference services for libraries and information centres” Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage Debrett's People of Today The Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography The Penguin Biographical Dictionary of Women Who's Who 2003, A&C Black Who's Who 2005 and Who Was Who

8 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 8 Bristol Central Library Newspapers, periodicals Who’s Who, etc Britannica Online – “vast, in-depth and continually updated encyclopedia for adults and children” - any library

9 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 9 Bristol Central Library Electronic resources –Experian’s Corporate Researcher – being tweaked updated monthly –KnowUK (no more!) –Britannica Online –The Economist - Articles/graphics ( ) - Includes index ( ) –Evening Post & Western Daily Press to Full text –Guardian - Full text 1990 – –Independent - Full text 1989 – –DSC Grant Making Trusts CD 2002

10 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 10 Bristol Central Library Newsbank is now at Bristol central Library –“database of 39 national & local newspapers. Back files from 1998” Snapshots International Ltd –international market research overviews... reports are designed to provide an instant overview of a market, and the data is supplied in both graphical and tabular format for ease of interpretation and analysis. data is compiled in house

11 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 11 University of the West of England Who’s Who Corporate Register Electronic sources for students only

12 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 12 Newspapers

13 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 13 RocketNews Rocketinfo –over 10,000 Internet sites –Free basic searches of last 5 days news – US bias?

14 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 14 Links to websites The Newspaper Society - Britain's regional press –Links to regional newspaper websites –USA and International - International

15 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 15 South West England Bristol Evening Post Western Daily Press Devon and Cornwall –News – news alerts –Supplements with some newspapers

16 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 16 West Country Business Guide 64-page full colour supplement, now in its 10th year –Online list of companies ranked by turnover, including total staff numbers, “West employees”, pre-tax profits –Online articles

17 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 17 Western Daily Press Deals Awards October 2004 – lists nominees and winners “the leading lights in corporate finance - 11 awards presented to individuals and companies” –South West Deals Awards Venture Capital Firm of the Year –South West Venture Capitalist of the Year –Corporate Bank of the Year –Corporate Banker of the Year –Corporate Law Firm of the Year –Lawyer of the Year –Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year –Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year –Trade Finance Team of the Year –Young Dealmaker of the Year –Dealmaker of the Year

18 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 18 Western Daily Press Fast Track 50 Annual guide to the fastest-growing companies in the south west of England, measuring the increase in turnover

19 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 19 Devon and Cornwall Devon and Cornwall's top 150 companies - list available online Online articles give details of some companies more information about each of the companies available in hard copy.

20 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 20 Other News sites

21 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 21 The Guardian Special reports –Executive pay –Useful links –Ethical business –Fair trade

22 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 22 Guardian executive pay reports 1. Top 20 highest earners 2. Top 10 CEOs 3. Top 10 chairmen 4. Top 10 finance directors 5. Top 10 pay-offs 6. Top 10 best and worst payers 7. Top 20 millionaires 8. Top 10 women 9. Top 10 oldest and youngest earners 10. Top 10 pensions

23 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 23 The Sunday Times –The Sunday Times Rich List –100 Best companies to work for –Sunday Times 50 Best Companies to Work For –Sunday Times 50 Best SMEs to Work For Pay List 2003 – subscription only

24 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 24 Daily Mail, Sunday Mail, Evening Standard –Share search Recent company news –Contact numbers and web addresses

25 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 25 News Alerts Google free news alerts

26 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 26 Company Information

27 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 27 Company sites –Access free company information and purchase company documents online –Links Government Websites European Union Professional Bodies Worldwide Registries

28 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 28 Company News, directors’ dealings, share prices, company overview, recent news, etc Building magazine's news team. From November 5th to November 15th access to the Building web site is free – try other magazine sites

29 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 29 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland's Top 100 Companies

30 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 30 Plimsoll Publishing Major UK Companies –Top companies by sector

31 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 31 Free Annual Reports Service –direct links to the financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA –over 1,300 listed companies –Link for US and Canadian Annual Reports

32 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 32 Old Annual Reports 'Company annual reports: assuring the distributed national print archive‘ –collections of pre-1995 UK company annual reports, available for consultation –Links to free websites

33 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 33 Local Government Lists of local employers with e.g employees –Name –Industry –Employee numbers –Contact details

34 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 34 Starting from scratch Internet search for “free business information“ –RBA Information Services –Aslib

35 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 35 RBA Information Services Training, consultancy and publications on how to find and use electronic resources more effectively –Mentions some free sources, search strategies for the internet, etc –Top 10 Business Sites –ABYZ News Links - Newspaper and News Media Guide –Search by country/continent

36 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 36 Aslib - Association for Information Management Company Information Industry Information Market Research and Statistics Regional Information People Information Country Information Legal Information News Information Government Information Stock markets Keeping up to date Business portals

37 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 37 London Stock Exchange –Share Prices, company contact details, etc –World search by region –Link to free annual reports –“complete list of UK, international and AIM companies currently listed on our markets” –“comprehensive breaking news”

38 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 38 UK Trade & Investment UK Trade & Investment helps companies build their international business –UK regional overviews –International Country overviews with useful websites –Electronic Resources statistical, contact, marketing and aid-funded project information is available on CD-ROM and via Internet terminals Use of the Internet and CD-ROMS is free but there is a charge for printing. Downloading is not available

39 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 39 Hemscott annual reports, advisers, etc E.g. lawyers and their client list

40 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 40 Yell Use Yell.com to find shops, businesses and services in your area and across the UK

41 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 41 Ethical concerns

42 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 42 Corporate Watch Articles, Corporate Watch News, etc –Individual companies –UK Construction Industry Overview - Completed March 2004

43 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 43 Government and Campaigning Organisations Environment Agency Transnationale.org –“report social and environmental behaviour, financial data, list of brands … “ CorpWatch –“counters corporate-led globalization through education, network-building and activism”

44 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 44 International Company Information

45 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 45 Euroland.com –Press releases –Company in focus –Links to stock exchanges: Amsterdam; Brussels; Frankfurt; Helsinki; London; Milan; Nasdaq; Oslo; Paris; Stockholm; Zurich

46 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 46 Europe's Hot Growth Companies t/04_43/b htmhttp://businessweek.com/magazine/conten t/04_43/b htm BusinessWeek and the Brussels-based organization Europe's Entrepreneurs for Growth 2004 Europe's 500 Scoreboard –sort by country, downloadable –includes some links to company websites

47 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 47 Chambers of Commerce links to chambers of commerce around the world

48 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 48 International Business Directory “leading business search engine to find products, services, companies, resources, news and jobs” –Includes lots of international business associations

49 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 49 Hoovers Search for Business Information –Company Name –Industry Keyword –Executive Name Some information requires subscription

50 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 50 EDGAR All U.S. public companies must file certain documents electronically with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC allows you to search the EDGAR files EDGAR website includes tutorial

51 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 51 Golden Pages es.htmlwww.goldenpages.ie/extra/intl_yellow_pag es.html International Golden Pages directory –Select a country Search by type of business/location/name

52 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 52 News and Information about countries CIA Country profiles; flags of the world, etc World News Network Search by region, city, etc, etc CNN World News

53 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 53 Corporate Philanthropy

54 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 54 Business in the Community Business in the Community's update etc The Corporate Community Investment site of CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) –find a company's giving pages 0.htmlhttp://society.guardian.co.uk/givinglist/0,10994,579376,0 0.html Guardian's corporate giving list

55 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 55 USA Foundation Center USA Foundation Center - Corporate Grantmaker search

56 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 56 Not for Profits

57 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 57 Charity Commission England and Wales Search register –Objectives –Financial information –Trustees –Contact details – , registered 21 Oct 2004

58 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 58 GuideStar and Philanthropic Research, Inc information about the nonprofit sector –Brief description –Contact details –Financial Snapshot

59 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 59 GuideStar UK – presentation!www.guidestar.org.uk GuideStar UK will provide a free public website providing information about the voluntary and community sector Consultation

60 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 60 Scottish Register “index of active Scottish charities is being developed and it is not an authoritative list of all charities recognised in Scotland. The Inland Revenue owns and maintains a full index of all Scotland's charities and if you do not find the charity you are looking for please get in touch with the Inland Revenue”

61 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 61 Work With Us “This is the only comprehensive directory of over 25,000 Scottish charities and voluntary organisations” –Search by: Organisation Name Charity Number Location Area Served Field of Work Income Range

62 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 62 Charities Direct CharitiesDirect.com “National Charities Database, providing regularly updated information on over 10,000 UK charities” –Find a charity or group of charities –Find a professional adviser for your charity –Find out more about products from CaritasData –Charity News

63 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 63 Directory of Social Change Charity Exchange - contains useful links to other organisations and resources A Guide to Northern Ireland Trusts - information on all charitable trusts which give, or have the potential to give, at least £1,000 a year to organisations in Northern Ireland. –The guide contains 33 organisations which have over £27 million available to Northern Ireland organisations each year Links

64 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 64 GrantsNet information about grant schemes available to businesses and charities in the UK –Free to search for grant schemes –Free Grant Alert service

65 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 65 Local Government etc Bristol City Council –Community Development Funderfinder North Somerset Council –Funding Advisory Service (based within the Economic Development & Regeneration team –Local libraries (at Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Nailsea) Funderfinder, Funding guides/directories and internet access to useful websites

66 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 66 Government Funding online portal to grants for the voluntary and community sector from the following funders: –Department for Education and Skills –Department of Health –Home Office –Office of the Deputy Prime Minister –Government Offices for the Regions

67 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 67 Republic of Ireland “List of Bodies with Charitable Tax Exemption under the Tax Acts” –FundIE group - Fundraising in Ireland

68 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 68 Northern Ireland See DSC above Community Foundation for Northern Ireland –Links to “Funding Bodies” –Publications

69 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 69 International Foundations

70 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 70 The Foundation Center –Use the Foundation Finder to search by name for basic information about more than 70,000 private and community foundations in the U.S. –Researching philanthropy Top private/corporate/community Foundations by assets/total giving –See section for International Visitors –Philanthropy News Digest Search articles

71 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 71 European Foundation Centre “EFC is the gathering point for independent funders active in and with Europe. Foundations and corporate citizens from all over Europe and the world are members and partners of the EFC … collects, processes and disseminates information and knowledge on independent funders active in and with Europe ”

72 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 72 German Foundations German Foundation Index Selected links to US-Foundations The Association of German Foundations has represented the interests of German foundations for more than 50 years.

73 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 73 Individuals

74 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 74 Gary Price’s List of lists The "Executives and People" section has many rich lists from around the world industry rankings Influential people lists up-and-comers lists ("Top 40 under 40")

75 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 75 Directory Enquiries BT Directory Enquiries Free searches for people and businesses 192 Directory Enquiries register free to use people finder (directory enquiries and electoral register), look for maps Infobell directory enquiries – search by country

76 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 76 House prices Search by area/price/type of home Links to lots of estate agents sites Property search

77 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 77 Telephone & Fax Preference Service MarketingFile.com –Service initially available free of charge

78 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 78 House prices Greenslade Taylor Hunt –Somerset, Devon and Dorset –Gives postcode of results only FPDSavills –Doesn’t usually give much address information

79 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 79 EuroDirect Millionaire Neighbourhood Report –Top 100 postcodes NW3, etc, so not very detailed

80 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 80 More Lists Sign up for 14 day free access – including links and millionaires lists Scotland's top 100 earners, etc 50 most eligible men 50 most eligible women

81 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 81 More Lists Regional lists

82 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 82 Politics Government Information Service –Includes “key directories and reference guides” A-Z of central government Links to local councils Register of Members' Interests –MPs; Lords; journalists, etc

83 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 83 Politics List of over 300 Peers currently (April 2004) attending the House of Lords who “often or always vote for righteousness”, sorted by county Countryside Alliance carries a list of peers by region

84 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 84 Lawyers, etc rsuk/million_a_year.cfmhttp://www.chambersandpartners.com/newchambe rsuk/million_a_year.cfm Global, US and UK guides Solicitors, barristers, lawyers barristers million-a-year club guide to the legal market in over 70 countries –law firms and lawyers, and law firm directories.

85 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 85 International Who's Who Who's Who in Italy Who's Who in Spain Who's Who in Russia –Online search facility –Biographies, companies/institutions; products

86 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 86 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants –ACCA Directory of Members search on an accountant based on name or location

87 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 87 Trends

88 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 88 Third Sector –Charity news Feature schedule –Archive

89 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 89 Charities Aid Foundation “international non-governmental organisation providing specialist financial services to charities and their supporters…. CAF is committed to increasing the resources of charities and helping individual and corporate donors add value to their generosity”. CAF Research publish the latest statistics on the sector in a number of publications. A range of material can be downloaded

90 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 90 nfpSynergy Free reports and articles 'Innovation rules!' A roadmap to creativity and innovation for not-for- profit organisations - October 2004 'Touch & Go': The internet, digital TV and mobile telephony as tools for maximising the impact of charities - July 2004 Disgusted or delighted? - What does concern the public about charities? - March 2004 Paid or unpaid?: that is the question. Or how the public is more likely to think that trustees are paid than fundraisers – March 2004 Share giving – sheer indifference – March 2004 Five key trends and their impact on the voluntary sector – May 2003 Business with charities: The public’s perception of fundraising promotions for charities by companies – August 2002

91 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 91 Institute for Public Policy Research “The UK's leading progressive think tank” Articles Beyond corporate social responsibility – rethinking the international business agenda Volunteering should be sexy A bit rich? What the wealthy think about giving

92 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 92 Sargeant Associates Adrian Sargeant and Elaine Jay “an independent fundraising consultancy that provides a range of services to UK charities and pressure groups” –Some research reports may be downloaded from the website

93 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 93 Suppliers Trials –Corporate Register –Dun and Bradstreet –Bureau van Dyke –Lexis –Hemscott GURU NB can getting together with other interested charities/consultants lead to a group subscription at lower individual cost?

94 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 94 Suppliers Samples and downloads –The Factary - New Trust Update, articles and links –Philanthropy in Europe - –FR&C - Donor Digest –Sunrise Publications - Wealth Watch & The Prospector –Prospecting for Gold - Reported new wealth – c quarterly Newsletter - RJ's top sites for free research information

95 Free Resources - Finbar Cullen ResearchPlus 95 Thank you


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