2023 Plug In to Metrics

2023 Plug In to Metrics

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    • Non-member - $450
    • Professional Member - $325
    • Associate Member - $325

Are you a prospect development professional looking to level up your metrics game? Apra's premier virtual event, Plug In to Metrics, is just what you need! On November 1 and 2, immerse yourself in two full days of expert-led learning and networking that will take your skills to the next level.

Our faculty of seasoned experts will provide comprehensive sessions on the hottest topics in prospect development metrics, including how to shape metrics that measure pipeline growth and performance, identify optimal performance metrics, implement systems to track critical campaign metrics and organize visualized metrics into useful delivery systems. Plus, you'll learn how to effectively communicate and analyze metrics to provide valuable insight.

The best part? Since Plug In to Metrics is a virtual event, it's easy to participate from anywhere without any travel involved. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with other professionals in your field and enhance your skills.

Stay tuned for more information, including details about our education and speaker lineup. In the meantime, secure your seat by registering for the event and use #PlugIn23 to share your excitement about the excellent education you'll receive. Don't wait – register now!

Schedule of Events:

All times are in Central Standard Time

Additional Session Details are to be added as confirmed

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Metrics 101: Defining and Deciding What to Measure

Metrics 201: Refining Metrics Over Time

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch-and-Learn Part 1: What Metrics Matter?

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Relationship Management Essentials for Metrics

Establishing a Metrics-Driven Culture

2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Putting Our Own Oxygen Masks on First

Thursday, November 2, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Trust, Accountability, and Transparency: Helping Leadership Understand Metrics Data

Metrics 102: Metrics Reporting / Let's Get Tech-y: Building Metrics Into Your Tech Stack

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch-and-Learn Part 2: Putting Metrics into Motion

12:25 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Advancement Services Metrics: Prospect Development as a Secret Advantage

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/02/2023 at 1:15 PM (EDT)

    Welcome to the second part of our enlightening Lunch-and-Learn series, "Transforming Metrics into Actionable Insights." Building upon the concepts introduced in the previous session, you're invited to join us for an engaging exploration of tactics to implement your desired metrics and leverage them to drive actionable insights for your organization. While attendance at Part 1 is not required, this session promises to be a standalone experience that equips you with the tools and strategies needed to turn metrics into real-world impact.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/01/2023 at 1:15 PM (EDT)

    In the spirit of fostering proactive engagement and meaningful takeaways, we're thrilled to offer you the "Crafting Your Metrics Wishlist: A Collaborative Working Session" as a part of our virtual conference. This session empowers you to envision and outline the metrics that truly matter to your team or organization. With optional pre-conference materials to inspire your thinking and dynamic breakout groups for brainstorming, you'll leave this session equipped with a personalized metrics wishlist that aligns with your goals and aspirations.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/02/2023 at 1:25 PM (EDT)

    In the intricate realm of advancement services, Prospect Development (PD) emerges as a secret advantage that wields invaluable insights. This session unveils the unique perspective of Prospect Development within the fundraising ecosystem and showcases how we as Prospect Development professionals can partner strategically on KPI setting and measurement for teams such as BioRecs, Gift Processing, Stewardship, and Events. This perspective is a game-changer for the entire fundraising ecosystem, providing insights that drive strategic decisions and enhance donor engagement.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/02/2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    Metrics have the power to transform data into actionable insights, but their effectiveness hinges on a seamless integration within your tech stack. This session is a deep dive into metrics reporting, offering comprehensive guidance on weaving metrics into your technology ecosystem seamlessly. From concept to report design, you'll explore the entire reporting lifecycle, discover the ideal "homes" for metrics data, and learn how to overcome common challenges.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/02/2023 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    In today's data-rich landscape, navigating metrics data is integral to informed decision-making and organizational success. This session focuses on equipping leadership with the knowledge and tools needed to comprehend metrics data, fostering a culture of trust, accountability, and transparency. Leaders can drive performance improvements by establishing recurring metrics check-ins, adopting a positive approach, and mastering the art of identifying root cause problems while avoiding common pitfalls.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/01/2023 at 3:40 PM (EDT)

    In the dynamic world of prospect development, the journey to success begins by ensuring that your own internal metrics are robust, insightful, and strategically aligned. This session is a call to action for prospect development professionals to invest in and refine their own key performance indicators (KPIs) before extending their expertise to other teams and the broader organization. Focusing on internal metrics lays the foundation for impactful strategies, informed decision-making, and sustainable growth.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/01/2023 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    In the realm of metrics-driven decision-making, building a strong foundation of support and alignment is essential for sustainable success. This session dives deep into the strategies and insights required to foster organizational commitment to metrics adoption and leverage incentives for maximum impact. Whether you're seeking ways to overcome resistance, align goals, or communicate the value of metrics to leadership, this session is your roadmap to achieving metrics-driven excellence.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/01/2023 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    Building and nurturing relationships lie at the core of any successful organization's growth and impact. In the context of metrics, understanding the nuances of relationship management is pivotal for extracting meaningful insights and driving strategic decisions. Join us for this thoughtful session, where we'll delve into the foundational aspects of managing relationships in the metrics landscape. Whether new to relationship-based metrics or seeking to enhance your approach, this session equips you with essential tools for success.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/01/2023 at 12:10 PM (EDT)

    As organizations evolve and strategies mature, the journey of metric refinement becomes a pivotal element in steering success. "Metrics 201: Refining Metrics Over Time" is a critical session within our virtual conference, tailored for individuals who have embarked on the path of metric development and are seeking insights into refining and optimizing their measurement framework. Whether you've successfully completed a pilot phase or are in the iterative phase of metric evolution, this session offers strategic guidance to enhance your metrics approach.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/01/2023 at 12:10 PM (EDT)

    In the dynamic landscape of organizational growth and impact assessment, metrics are pivotal in guiding strategic decisions and gauging success. This crucial session delves into the foundational aspects of establishing an effective metrics framework. Whether you're a newcomer to metric formulation or seeking to refine your approach, this session offers invaluable insights to craft metrics that align with your organization's goals.