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  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/26/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Data enrichment is the lifeblood of an organization’s fundraising operations. Effective data enrichment providers offer not just quality, validated data, but a consultative approach, time-saving post-processing and insights into how to make your data as actionable as possible. In the age of automation, how can your organization deploy data enrichment to balance needs for efficiency and expectations of personalization? In this webinar, we’ll walk you through: ● SSB's holistic approach to data enrichment (and how we got here), ● How to build profiles that give you a 360-degree view of your constituents, and ● How to ready your organization for the Golden Record—the one true and complete record for every constituent in your database. We’ll offer tips on how to run quality assurance testing on vendor data and identify quality appends. In addition, we’ll also discuss the capabilities of SSB’s data analytics solutions and how you can better engage donors and close more major gifts with effective wealth and engagement scores. This webinar is worth (1) CFRE point.

    Data enrichment is the lifeblood of an organization’s fundraising operations. Effective data enrichment providers offer not just quality, validated data, but a consultative approach, time-saving post-processing and insights into how to make your data as actionable as possible. In the age of automation, how can your organization deploy data enrichment to balance needs for efficiency and expectations of personalization? In this webinar, we’ll walk you through:


    ● SSB's holistic approach to data enrichment (and how we got here),
    ● How to build profiles that give you a 360-degree view of your constituents, and
    ● How to ready your organization for the Golden Record—the one true and complete record for every constituent in your database.


    We’ll offer tips on how to run quality assurance testing on vendor data and identify quality appends. In addition, we’ll also discuss the capabilities of SSB’s data analytics solutions and how you can better engage donors and close more major gifts with effective wealth and engagement scores.

    This webinar is worth (1) CFRE point. 

    Rishika Kondaveeti

    Data Scientist

    SSB

    • Rishika Kondaveeti is a data scientist with more than five years of work experience in data analytics and quality assurance with alumni and constituent data. She develops custom data algorithms to match and aggregate data and analyzes data to generate trend and pattern analysis for prospect identification. Rishika is focused on solving data quality problems, effectively presenting actionable data insights to help advancement teams with alumni and donor relations. She holds an MS in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois-Springfield, where she developed a passion for data analytics. She was awarded the highest recognition by the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Theresa Voigt

    Product Owner

    SSB

    • Theresa Voigt has over 15 years’ experience as a project manager for events and engagement strategies that identify and cultivate non-profit and donor relationships. Recently, Theresa has focused on technology, data, and operational solutions for alumni relations and development teams looking to measure the quality of relationships, engagement opportunities, and their associated data points. After gaining firsthand experiences as the frontline officer, the project manager, and the vendor client manager, Theresa is dedicated to helping more organizations gain access to quality automated enrichment and analytics. Theresa has a bachelor’s degree from Beloit College and is an Annual Fellow of the Development Leadership Consortium.

    Wade Longmire

    Director of Collegiate Markets

    SSB

    • Wade Longmire joined SSB five years ago after working for the Athletic Department at the University of Texas and the Ticket Office at the Tennessee Titans. Wade has experienced firsthand how data can be leveraged to drive engagement with constituents and achieve business outcomes. He currently oversees all of SSB’s Higher Education Business Development and partners with universities to identify institutional goals and to align those goals with data strategy.

    Dr. Caitlin Scarano

    Director of Market Research

    SSB

    • Dr. Caitlin Scarano is a writer and researcher based in northwest Washington. She was able to earn her undergraduate degree at James Madison University through a donor-funded scholarship program that provided financial assistance and a multi-level academic support network. Since that time, Caitlin has been passionate about student affairs and philanthropy and the connections between them. Caitlin holds a PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, where she worked in residence life and coordinated service-learning trips. She also holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/31/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This dynamic Apra Best Practice meeting will be a participatory experience for panelists and attendees alike. We invite questions from our audience at any time as we discuss topics related to Apra chapter leadership. Is your board leadership turning over in 2022? Do you wish to recruit future chapter leaders from a wider pool in your chapter? Have you wondered if you have what it takes to be a chapter board member or leader? (hint: you DO ????!) This meeting is for you! We will seek to demystify board/committee work by sharing panelists’ personal experiences as Apra chapter and committee leaders; discuss how being involved with your local Apra chapter can enrich one’s career; and help attendees see the value of being actively involved and giving back to our profession, for themselves, peers, and our Apra community. We will also discuss how to create a chapter culture where ideas of all kinds are welcomed, how content created by Apra chapters are important to people’s careers, and how bringing together various backgrounds and ideas enliven any Apra chapter or committee.

    This dynamic Apra Best Practice meeting will be a participatory experience for panelists and attendees alike. We invite questions from our audience at any time as we discuss topics related to Apra chapter leadership. Is your board leadership turning over in 2022? Do you wish to recruit future chapter leaders from a wider pool in your chapter? Have you wondered if you have what it takes to be a chapter board member or leader? (hint: you DO ????!) This meeting is for you! We will seek to demystify board/committee work by sharing panelists’ personal experiences as Apra chapter and committee leaders; discuss how being involved with your local Apra chapter can enrich one’s career; and help attendees see the value of being actively involved and giving back to our profession, for themselves, peers, and our Apra community. We will also discuss how to create a chapter culture where ideas of all kinds are welcomed, how content created by Apra chapters are important to people’s careers, and how bringing together various backgrounds and ideas enliven any Apra chapter or committee.     


    Tim Wilson

    Prospect Management & Research Coordinator

    Weber State University

    Tim Wilson is the inaugural Prospect Management and Research Coordinator at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He is tasked with implementing best practices to build Weber State’s prospect development infrastructure. Tim is currently President of Apra Utah, where he has developed and led cross-chapters conference sessions and drawn from his tenure on NEDRA’s board. He has experience in large, small-, and now one-person prospect development shops in private higher ed. (Harvard Business School, 18 years), healthcare (Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Utah, 3+ years), and public higher ed. (Weber State, 4 months). He has long volunteered with NEDRA and Apra, including chairing two NEDRA committees; has been on NEDRA’s Scholarships Committee (from afar!) since 2018; was VP of Apra Utah (2019 -2021); and is on Apra’s Online Content Committee. 

    Jessica Channell-Iler

    Director of Prospect Research Services

    University of Nevada-Las Vegas

    Jessica Channell-Iler, MSA, is the Director of Prospect Research Services and Management at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV). She is currently concentrating on a re-implementation that focuses on best practices in strategic portfolio management and research communication to create lasting partnerships within the UNLV Development team. Jess has been honored to serve as Secretary on both the OPRN and SWARO Apra chapter boards and is/has been a member of several other Apra chapters, including Apra MidSouth, Apra Florida, Apra Georgia, and Apra Pennsylvania. She previously held a progression of positions at Wittenberg University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), and the University of Memphis.

    Paul Wiklanski

    Senior Associate Director of Prospect Development

    University of Michigan

    Paul Wiklanski is the Senior Associate Director of Prospect Development at the University of Michigan and is a visionary thought-leader who encourages change management with executive teams and organizations. A problem-solver who leverages analytics, creativity, and experience to develop actionable and compelling strategic insight. A leader who delivers results and empowers the success of his team. In his current role as the Senior Associate Director of Prospect Development - University of Michigan; Paul is dedicated to increasing frontline fundraiser effectiveness by integrating information and fundraising intuition. He is focused on improving fundraiser user experience with available data; visualizing that data and transforming it into actionable insights and amplifying donor-centric practices. He is the former president of APRA - Michigan and currently a member of the APRA Advocacy Committee. Paul has previously held positions in Marketing and Annual Giving with the university. Prior to joining Michigan Paul worked in the corporate sector with an emphasis on international markets.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/14/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Join your colleagues at MIT for a discussion on reputational risk and philanthropic due diligence, including firsthand experience creating a new program, lessons learned, and research tips and resources. This webinar is worth (1) CFRE point.

    Join your colleagues at MIT for a discussion on reputational risk and philanthropic due diligence, including firsthand experience creating a new program, lessons learned, and research tips and resources.  This webinar is worth (1) CFRE point.

    Courtney Cutler

    Philanthropic Due Diligence Analyst II

    MIT

    Courtney has been working in fundraising for the majority of her career and currently serves as the Philanthropic Due Diligence Analyst II at MIT. She initially joined MIT in 2015 as a Sr. Research Analyst, first working primarily with the School of Engineering and later focusing on principal giving. She took a brief hiatus in 2019 to travel the country and rock climb, but returned in early 2020 as MIT’s second hire on their Philanthropic Due Diligence team. Prior to MIT, Courtney worked in various development roles and in prospect research at the Appalachian Mountain Club. In her spare time, you can find her climbing in the Rockies or trying to keep up with her Australian Cattle dog, Stanley, in the foothills of the Front Range. 

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