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  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/19/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Please join Apra for another NERD (New, Engaging, Relevant Discussion) Talk. We will gather virtually to discuss all aspects of proactive research. Designed with both new and experienced researchers in mind, this roundtable discussion will be done in small groups with a facilitator in each group. Please bring your questions and ideas, frustrations and celebrations, and enjoy a lunch break chatting with your Apra peers.

    Please join Apra for another NERD (New, Engaging, Relevant Discussion) Talk. We will gather virtually to discuss all aspects of proactive research. Designed with both new and experienced researchers in mind, this roundtable discussion will be done in small groups with a facilitator in each group. Please bring your questions and ideas, frustrations and celebrations, and enjoy a lunch break chatting with your Apra peers.

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  • Contains 32 Product(s)

    Purchase the Prospect Development 2021 conference bundle for 30+ educational recordings on a variety of topics.

    Get the Prospect Development 2021 conference bundle for 30+ educational recordings on a variety of topics.

    7 Steps to Elevating Prospect Research and Data-Driven Decisions to Achieve Fundraising Goals
    DON'T PANIC! A Panel Perspective on Adapting Advancement in COVID-19
    A Giving Pyramid Model: Wealth Screening to Strategy
    I'll Be There for You: Campaign Planning Partnerships
    Getting Everyone to Take an Interest in Interests
    Starting from Scratch: Building Thirty Portfolios in Six Weeks
    Leveraging Data to Improve Healthcare Fundraising Results
    Chasing Alpha with SEC Data
    Modernizing Moves Management with Data Visualization
    Boost Annual Fund Effectiveness with Python's Data Science Ecosystem
    The Metrics Gambit: Developing a Culture of Accountability During a Strategic Pivot
    Get in the Driver's Seat: Defining and Promoting Your Role as a Leader in Prospect Development
    Apra Talks: Communication can be hard. Words are important.
    Leadership in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: My Experience as a Case Study
    Want to be a Director? - Going from Researcher to Development Director 
    Use the Force! Insights, Intuition, and Trust
    President’s Panel: Apra Leaders reflect on the past and plan for the future
    Positioned For Success: Taking the leap from Salaried to Self-Employed
    News vs. Noise: Action-Oriented News Alerts 
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Prospect Researchers in Healthcare 
    A Survey of International Prospect Research Strategies and Context
    This is the Way: Developing a Proactive Prospecting Program
    Targeting Your Bullseyes: Inform Your Internal Prospecting
    The Great Balancing Act: How to run a database screen when you're a shop of one
    Designing a CFR Prospect Development Toolkit
    Don’t Stop Achievin’: A Goal Planning Journey
    Beyond Portfolios and Prospect Research
    KonMari Your Portfolio: Teaching Gift Officers the Life Changing Magic of Objective Portfolio Management
    Portfolio Reveals
    The Fundraiser Scorecard:  Simple, Effective Fundraising Metrics
    From Identification to Portfolio Action: A Blueprint for Creating a Proactive Prospect Identification and Pipeline Management Program 
    Meetings that Matter: Driving Fundraising Success through Deliberate Planning
  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Advocacy for our members and our profession is an urgent imperative, and this exclusive industry benchmark arms you with the data you need to advocate for your own compensation and benefits, set appropriate staffing levels at your organization, or simply see how you stack up in comparison to others. $0 for members $240 for non-members

    Advocacy for our members and our profession is an urgent imperative, and this exclusive industry benchmark arms you with the data you need to advocate for your own compensation and benefits, set appropriate staffing levels at your organization, or simply see how you stack up in comparison to others.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/29/2021

    Apra’s Ethics & Compliance Committee recently published a DEI Data Guide, covering the ethical ways of collecting, storing, and using diversity, equity, and inclusion data, which can be sensitive information.

    Apra’s Ethics & Compliance Committee recently published a DEI Data Guide, covering the ethical ways of collecting, storing, and using diversity, equity, and inclusion data, which can be sensitive information. The presentation will discuss the main elements of the Data Guide, and have a live Q&A to answer questions related to the complexities of DEI data. Participants can expect to take away best practices of working with DEI data, and how to implement them in their own shops. The information is relevant to anyone in the fundraising sector. This webinar is worth (1) CFRE point.

    Lori Hood Lawson

    Chief Experience Officer

    Call Simulator, Inc.

    Lori Hood Lawson has spent nearly 25 years helping the fundraising sector adopt new technology to harness the power of actionable data leading to transformative insights. She recently joined Call Simulator, Inc. as the company’s Chief Experience Officer. Lori is the former Vice President of Advancement Insights for UC Innovation, for which she currently serves as an advisor to ascend AI, the product line she helped develop for UC Innovation clients. She co-founded WorkingPhilanthropy.com LLC and served as editor of several books, including Big Good: Philanthropy in the Age of Big Data & Cognitive Computing and The Nonprofit Buyer: Strategies for Success from a Nonprofit Technology Sales Veteran. She got her start in the fundraising sector at Florida State University Foundation, where she served as Associate Director of Prospect Research. She then joined Prospect Information Network (P!N) and had the opportunity to transition its flagship product, ProfileBuilder, to a SaaS CRM solution after Kintera’s acquisition of P!N. Many of her innovations, and those of her P!N team and colleagues, are still in use today. Lori is a long-time volunteer with both Apra and aasp. She is passionate about ethics and compliance, due diligence, data privacy and protection, and best practices in prospect development. You can find Lori on Twitter @workinglori. She lives with her husband David and their floofy corgi Cooper in Tallahassee, FL, while the kids are busy making our world a better place in various parts of the country.

    Megan Horton

    Prospect Management & Research Analyst

    UC San Diego

    Megan has been working with UC San Diego Advancement since 2015 where she has worked with campaign operations, Corporate & Foundation Relations, and is now involved in both Prospect Research and Prospect Management. She currently serves as Chair of the Apra Ethics & Compliance Committee, and has presented at several conferences including Apra Prospect Development, AFP ICON, and CARA. Before coming to San Diego, she worked in El Salvador and Washington, D.C. where she worked in violence prevention and Latin American social justice nonprofits. Megan has a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University, and an MA in Latin American Studies from UC San Diego. 

    Erin Osborn

    Prospect Development Director

    Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

    Erin Osborn is the Prospect Development Director at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. She started at the Foundation in 1997, working as a coordinator in a variety of departments, including planned giving, major gifts and special events. Erin has worked in prospect research since 2001.  She is a past president of Apra-Rocky Mountains and has presented for Apra, Apra-Rocky Mountains, AFP Colorado, AHP Rockies & Southwest and other groups like Community Shares of Colorado and the Aspen Development Group.

  • Contains 15 Product(s)

    Get 15 sessions offered at the Prospect Development 2022 Conference, held July 27-29, 2022.

    Get 15 sessions offered at the Prospect Development 2022 Conference, held July 27-29, 2022.

    • PD 2022 Apra Talks: The Context of Change: Perspectives on Philanthropy
    • Advanced Fundraising Reporting
    • Revamping Portfolio Consultations
    • Pipelines and Metrics and Engagement! Oh, my! A Journey Down the Yellow Brick Road to Creating an Action-Driven Performance Development Reporting Suite
    • How to Convert to a New CRM in 4,000 Easy Steps
    • Enabling Advanced Analytic Tools and Access to Data: Bringing technology and people together for better analytics
    • Leadership Buy in through Design Thinking in Advancement
    • Lessons We Should Have Known, But COVID Had to Teach Us
    • Bon Appétit: How to Properly Digest Stock Form Alphabet Soup and Footnote Word Salad
    • Diversifying your Prospect Pool: Methods and Approaches to Social Inclusion in Prospecting
    • How Summa Health Engaged Retired Physicians as Partners in Fundraising
    • The Evolution of Due Diligence at Stanford: Building the Plane While Flying It
    • Free Solo: Campaign Planning On Your Own
    • Insights from a New Prospect Researcher
    • Building Relationships Based on Love
  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/12/2021

    Prospect Development plays a critical role in fundraising. We see the big picture. We identify not only prospects, but patterns in constituent behavior. We utilize best practices to optimize portfolios and map strategies to enhance quantitative outcomes. But what happens when our best practices create awareness gaps that result in missed opportunity? And how do we respond to the imperative to shift our lenses and expand our repertoires to promote inclusion? We know that diversity, equity and inclusion is a better practice strategy. What may be more elusive is how to apply DEI to prospect development methodologies in tangible ways. This two-part webinar series will provide a step-by-step guide to imbed DEI principles across each of the Body of Knowledge domains. Participants will learn practical tips and tactics that build on industry core competencies to drive inclusive better practices for prospect development.

    Prospect Development plays a critical role in fundraising. We see the big picture. We identify not only prospects, but patterns in constituent behavior. We utilize best practices to optimize portfolios and map strategies to enhance quantitative outcomes. But what happens when our best practices create awareness gaps that result in missed opportunity? And how do we respond to the imperative to shift our lenses and expand our repertoires to promote inclusion?  

    We know that diversity, equity and inclusion is a better practice strategy. What may be more elusive is how to apply DEI to prospect development methodologies in tangible ways. This two-part webinar series will provide a step-by-step guide to imbed DEI principles across each of the Body of Knowledge domains. Participants will learn practical tips and tactics that build on industry core competencies to drive inclusive better practices for prospect development. 

    This webinar is worth (1) CFRE point.

    Chandra Montgomery

    Director, Health Sciences Prospect Development & Co-Chair, University Advancement DEI Council

    University of Southern California

    Chandra Montgomery is a veteranfundraising strategist and certified diversity, equity, and inclusion educatorand speaker. Her background in philanthropy spans academic medicine, highereducation, public media, and social services. She is an Apra volunteer leaderand an alumna of CASE’s Minority Advancement Institute. Chandra currentlyserves as chair of Apra’s Advocacy Committee and is a founding member of theorganization’s inaugural DEI Committee. She is also founding co-chair of theAdvancement DEI Task Force at the University of Southern California where sheis the director of pipeline and prospect development for Health Sciences. Priorto USC, she led prospect development teams at National Public Radio andVirginia Commonwealth University. Chandra holds a BA from Hampton Universityand is pursuing a master’s degree at USC’s Gould School of Law.