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Apra has made it easier for you to navigate and determine the best-recorded content for your needs by creating education bundles that target your education, from Conference Highlights to Ethics in Action to Wealth Indicators and more. New to Prospect Research? Take advantage of the Apra Fundamentals online modules to fast-track your onboarding. 

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Upcoming Webinars

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    Apra is excited to bring you Apra Fundamentals: Prospect Research! Join us for online networking opportunities and learning exercises combined with additional learning in the weeks leading up to the event. You will not only have access to the online community of attendees and faculty experts, but also the opportunity to attend a virtual program taking place on March 11, 13, and 15 The program focuses on the four key areas of prospect development: Campaigns, Prospect Research, Prospect Management, and Data Science. It also explores fundraising terms and technologies as well as techniques and resources for finding and analyzing biographical, background, and financial information; introduces participants to corporate and foundation research, and delves into how available data can be used to formulate gift capacities and inform fundraising operations. In addition, the program covers guiding concepts related to prospect research, such as navigating ethical considerations in conducting research, best practices for managing and reporting prospect data and creating quality research products.

    Apra is excited to bring you Apra Fundamentals: Prospect Research! Join us for online networking opportunities and learning exercises combined with additional learning in the weeks leading up to the event. You will not only have access to the online community of attendees and faculty experts, but also the opportunity to attend a virtual program taking place on March 11, 13, and 15
     
    The program focuses on the four key areas of prospect development: Campaigns, Prospect Research, Prospect Management, and Data Science. It also explores fundraising terms and technologies as well as techniques and resources for finding and analyzing biographical, background, and financial information; introduces participants to corporate and foundation research, and delves into how available data can be used to formulate gift capacities and inform fundraising operations. In addition, the program covers guiding concepts related to prospect research, such as navigating ethical considerations in conducting research, best practices for managing and reporting prospect data and creating quality research products.

    All times are in the Central Time Zone. 


    Monday, March 11, 2024

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Welcome and Introduction

    Ethics, Privacy and Security Best Practices 

     Through the use of case studies, participants and faculty will explore regulations, considerations, and best practices for the responsible use of data for fundraising.

    Prospect Identification 

     Participants work in small groups to identify top prospects for assigned scenarios using a provided data set.

    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Optional Q&A: What is your toughest prospecting challenge?


     

    Wednesday, March 13, 2024

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Working with Development Officers 

    Explore tried and true techniques for prioritizing research requests, establishing standard deliverables, and orienting fundraisers to what research is and your role in it.

    Capacity Ratings

    Learn about estimating wealth using 5% capacity ratings, real estate holdings, partnerships with vendors and screenings, plus common troubleshooting barriers.

    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Optional Q&A: What challenges have you experienced with development officers? Stump us!

     

     

    Friday, March 15, 2024

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Creating Research Profiles

     In this group exercise, we will all work together as a team to find available information and distill it in profile format.

    Portfolio Management

    Faculty will share best practices for portfolio management, prospect identification, and portfolio meetings.

    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Final Q&A: Our panel of experts will round out the day by answering your toughest questions.

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