Jennifer Filla

Jennifer Filla

President, Aspire Research Group


Tampa, Florida


Neumann University, B.S.

Researcher, consultant, author, speaker and trainer, Jennifer Filla is on a mission to perform research with distinction and to provide other prospect research professionals with the power to perform their work with excellence, lead with research, and make a difference!

A long time ago in a far-away career, Jen got hooked on research as a legal secretary. Now she leads Aspire Research Group LLC, a prospect research firm assisting fundraisers across the country who are concerned about finding the right prospects, worried about what size gift to ask for, or struggling to meet major gift goals.

A popular speaker and trainer, Jen co-wrote the book, Prospect Research for Fundraisers: The Essential Handbook. Then she launched the Prospect Research Institute. No more hidden gaps in knowledge affecting fundraising success! The Institute is on a mission to create opportunities for learning and provide an outlet for new ideas in the field of fundraising research.

Deeply committed to advancing philanthropy and the fundraising profession, Jen has served as a volunteer and trustee for numerous organizations over the years including The Center Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Delaware County. Currently she serves on the board of the Nonprofit Consultants Connection.

She is a member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).