David Lamb joined Blackbaud in 2004 following three years as an independent consultant for prospect research. David has more than 20 years of experience in the prospect research field. His Prospect Research Page(www.lambresearch.com) is a trusted and popular resource among prospect researchers. David is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, including those sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and The Association of Professional Researchers for advancement (APRA). His areas of expertise include prospect research, prospect management, fundraising, and database systems. In 1997, he received APRA’s Service Award for outstanding service to the profession, and in 2001, he was awarded the CASE Steuben Apple Award for excellence in teaching. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Sterling College (Sterling, Kansas), a master’s degree in sociology from Wichita State University, and a Master’s in Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary.