Laura Solla founded Prospect Research & Development Strategies in 1999. As a fundraising consultant, she provides a wide range of services; including in-depth custom prospect research, new prospect identification, prospect qualification, wealth and asset assessment, relationship networks, capability rating and rankings for organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
She is the author of “The Guide to Prospect Research & Prospect Management,” an in-depth prospect research educational tool for development professionals concentrating on prospect research and prospect management practices and using the Internet for prospect research. She has also authored, “The Guide to Analyzing Wealth and Assets,” a fundraising tool designed to educate and assist development officers with the collection and analysis of asset and wealth information on companies, foundations, and individuals for the gift request and cultivation process.
A recognized national presenter in the field of prospect research and prospect management, Ms. Solla has served as a guest speaker and trainer at numerous lectures, conferences, and seminars, speaking on such topics as — Introduction and Advanced Prospect Research Practices, Developing and Implementing a Prospect Management Program, Integrate a Gifting Through Stock Program, Wealth Analysis, and Using the Internet for Prospect Research, among others.
Laura Solla’s career includes eight years in corporate product marketing and marketing communications for several large international companies, including Lockheed and USX, prior to joining the United Way of Allegheny County in 1991.
A graduate of Bradford School of Business with additional studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Ms. Solla spends her spare time with her family and volunteering at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.