"Tim Halpern and the staff at CPR are our fundraising partners. They provide complete profiles with the information needed to develop strategic questions for personal meetings and to select the best solicitors. I especially appreciate the CPR staff recommendations for additional research that are made in consideration of the School’s resources. Tim understands fundraising and he is helpful to me as I am determining ask amounts and solicitation strategies. I have been very impressed with the turn-around time on research requests. Our fundraising goals and timeline would not be possible without the partnership we have with CPR."
Mary K. Carrasco
Former Assistant Head of School for Advancement, Sidwell Friends School
"I have worked with CPR for more than a decade. In just a few short years, they helped us double the size of our special events. For our organization, we have realized a direct return on investment by using their research which is thorough and delivered on time. We deeply value their strategic approach to the business of philanthropy and their caring, passionate and professional approach to all that they do is highly effective. We recently received multiple $50,000 gifts from new prospects CPR uncovered for us. Our two best galas in terms of fundraising - in both cases, CPR found us terrific new prospects. Results like that make our investment in CPR’s research worth every penny."
J. Scott Leurquin
Director of Development, New York Landmarks Conservancy
"We're a leading national agency, which places working dogs in a variety of careers. Tim Halpern and CPR uncovered new and untapped resources for our fundraising activities. They thoroughly researched and provided meaningful information on individual and foundation prospects. Our first win: $50,000 for capital improvements on our new building, which closed within a few months."
CEO/President, Assistance Dogs of the West, Santa Fe, NM
"As a leading community foundation, we consider strategic initiatives carefully. Our vendors have to be flexible, nimble experts that can support a variety of needs fast. We turn to CPR looking for collaboration and guidance, as we raise large gifts to end homelessness, a key policy initiative. CPR’s experience and dexterity help us progress quickly. We are pleased to recommend them."
Managing Director, Development, Greater Washington Community Foundation
"CPR, Tim Halpern, and his staff have been an invaluable partner in helping the National Aquarium expertly navigate the vast ocean that is prospect research. Their top-notch service always helps lead us to accurate information for our fundraisers to assess their portfolios and vet new prospects resulting in better time management and results. They’ve shown exemplary customer service with quick turnaround times and a hands-on approach. We particularly recommend CPR’s custom profile work to any organization looking to efficiently and effectively improve its bottom line."
Manager, Events & Research, National Aquarium
"CPR regularly delivers research that contains valuable and unexpected insights, and they respond to our needs fast. I am pleased to recommend the firm."
National Philanthropic Advisor, Make-A-Wish America
"CPR's team has been phenomenal. The demands in today's economy can feel unrelenting. It’s one thing to ask for research and have your expectations met or exceeded, which CPR always does. But I also find it is very unique that a research firm is continually bringing me new ideas that help me. This firm's creativity, passion and innovation create some of the most helpful research products I’ve ever worked with. I enjoy working with CPR, the best in the business."
Senior Director, Resource Development, Save the Children
"CPR has been helping Greenwich Hospital Foundation in its fundraising for almost 15 years, including a successful $72 million capital campaign. Tim Halpern and his staff have consistently delivered complete and accurate information, nearly always ahead of schedule. We know that the hospital’s needs are a top priority for CPR."
Vice President, Yale New Haven Health: Greenwich Hospital Foundation
"Your profiles make a BIG difference, as it makes us so much more equipped to walk into these major donor meetings. I used to do prospect profiles in my last job, and I think you and your team go above and beyond (and very quickly!). We appreciate you all."
Betsy E. Rubinstein
Major Gifts Officer, Lambda Legal
CPR was the exclusive provider of research to the Chapin School for a $78 million campaign that closed in 2½ years.
Chapin's former Director of Development said this:
"We could not have achieved exceeding the goal of the largest campaign in the history of girls’ independent schools without CPR. Your research armed our solicitors with the knowledge they needed to match the giving opportunities to the donors’ interest areas. Non-profits not using your firm lessen their chances of receiving the largest they can from each donor. Thank you CPR!"
Assistant Dean of Advancement and Assistant Vice President for External Relations, Fordham University Law School
"My legal practice is international and focused on the entertainment industry. It’s often important to be able to run background checks on the people you are considering going into business with. When I work with CPR, I have every confidence that their sophisticated, timely and cost effective approach will ultimately serve our clients well."
W. Wilder Knight II
Pryor Cashman LLP
"As the head of direct marketing for a top media and information firm, we needed to focus on new business development efforts for a product launch. Our challenges were twofold: as a multinational, with different operating executives across the globe, we needed a fast, flexible source that could customize. Secondarily, at a large firm, it can be quite demanding to generate quality leads that are truly “new-new”. We tested CPR against a myriad of other options, and there was really no competition. This firm worked harder, smarter, and faster than any other source. I’m pleased to recommend them."
Former Global Head of Direct Marketing