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Megan Taggard

Megan serves as a prospect research consultant and analyst with 24 years of experience in higher education, secondary schools, social services and healthcare fields. She is a strategic thinker and team leader with ability to analyze large quantities of data, verify wealth screening data and create high-quality written pieces of research to guide strategic gift planning. Her expertise is in wealth screening, building prospect research departments, creating processes, data integrity, individual, corporate and foundation research and data mining. 

She is a Blackbaud/Raiser's Edge and database specialist. In her role as a development services professional and consultant working at Duke Medical Center, the Lahey Clinic and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Megan has established best practices in prospect research departments, established daily processes for wealth screening and identifying major gift donors and worked with department development officers to identify, screen and identify customers with major giving capacity.

Megan has served in the development services staff as a prospect researcher at Duke University (Durham, NC) supporting the institution’s $2 billion campaign, Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) and the Lahey Clinic (Boston, MA).  She resides with her husband and their active family of six in West Simsbury, CT.