Apra Prospect Development 2021

Prospect Development is Apra’s premier annual conference, bringing together hundreds of prospect development professionals to learn from the best, connect with their peers, and gain the partnerships and tools to excel in their roles.

Join Apra for Prospect Development 2021, taking place online, July 27 – July 30, 2021!

PyroTalks FIC 2021 | Research & Data

Join us for the PyroTalks Fundraising Intelligence Conference (FIC) 2021.

Day 1 is all about prospect research, data and systems. All NanoTalks are 6, 12 or 18min long – just like TED Talks, with around 30min at the end of each NanoWave for a live Q&A.

FIC Day 1 – NanoWave 2.3 – Leading Data Teams:

As ‘data is the new oil’, the importance of leading data teams effectively cannot be overstated. Join this NanoWave to learn how you can expand data teams in your organization, boost your teams effectiveness through smart reporting, tips on pursing sensitive but impactful projects, and closing with methods on connecting data teams to deep motivation and building solid managerial foundations for the 2021.

  • Chair – Helen Hays, Head of Prospect Development, The Prince’s Trust

  • NanoTalk 1 – From Project to Program – Growing Fundraising Analytics in Your Organization (12min), by Mirabai Auer, Senior Associate Director of Data Science,The University of Chicago

  • NanoTalk 2 – Effective Enterprise Reporting (12min), by Rodger Devine, Associate Dean of External Affairs for Strategy and Innovation, University of Southern California

  • NanoTalk 3 – Pursuing Sensitive Projects (12min), by Kerry Rock, CEO, Prospecting for Gold

  • NanoTalk 4 – Connecting your Team to Deep Motivation (18min) by Sharath Jeevan, Founder & Executive Chairman, Intrinsic Labs

  • NanoTalk 5 – Sturdy Foundations – Covid & Leadership in 2021 (12min), by Jason Boley, Senior Vice President of Systems & Operations, BWF

  • ThirdDegree – Discussion & Q&A (20-30min) – All Speakers

AASP AI Workshop

There’s Nothing Artificial About What AI Can Do For Your Organization

Are you excited, confused, bewildered, skeptical, or just ignoring all the talk about AI? No matter what your feelings are about it, AI is going to be part of advancement services as it transforms fundraising the same way it is transforming every other sector of our economy and society.

This AI workshop is designed to give you the fundamental knowledge you need to navigate the hype and get to the very real applications of AI in advancement. You will learn how to determine if AI is, or isn’t, the right tool for your problem. You will learn how models are created and watch as they learn in real-time. You will be guided through a process enabling you to frame a problem; identify end-user requirements and challenges; catalog data sources; select the right AI tools; and architect the systems for delivering actionable insights. Finally, you will see demonstrations of both embedded and stand-alone AI-enabled applications being used today to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of advancement.

You can register here and join the conversation today!

Apra-MN 2020 Conference

Apra-MN Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel

As Apra-MN develops a strategic plan that will guide its efforts over the next three years, they are intentionally building diversity, equity, and inclusion core values into their mission. Along with other Apra chapters, Apra-MN is examining internal biases and developing practices that promote DEI in our professional organizations and our industry. Reflecting, listening to each other, and learning from one another’s experiences all contribute toward understanding and embracing DEI core values.

Join us for the Apra-MN 2020 conference on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, which will include a panel discussion on how prospect development colleagues are addressing and incorporating DEI into our professional and personal spaces. Learn more about our moderator and panelists here!

Shaping the Future

Thank you to @GordonJayFrost and @DonorSearch for the opportunity to discuss the importance of creating an organizational culture of experimentation. Drawing on technology disruption, design thinking, and diffusion of innovation concepts, we share some thoughts and insights on the potential benefits of embracing change and how to build and foster an organizational culture of experimentation towards efficiency, impact, and shared success. https://hubs.la/H0xDKCP0

PyroTalks CIC NanoConference 2020

A NanoConference, offered by PyroTalks CIC, is a first of its kind conference that answers the changing needs of how we consume knowledge. NanoConferences are concise, precise, and social by design, and help make specialist knowledge more accessible for non-profits.

Looking forward to connecting with other development practitioners at NanoConference 03 and sharing helpful career advice we have received, the advice we would give now, and some tips on how to excel in our respective domains of expertise.

Apra Talks 2020

Passionate advancement professionals are always ready to share their thoughts on “hot” topics in the industry. Be ready for an interactive and informative discussion with industry thought leaders as they share their perspectives on the rapid evolution of technology in our sector. Part conversation, part debate, this session will help us think critically about the tools that are shaping our work. With new tools and technologies emerging at a record pace, are we doing enough to critically evaluate the tools we use? Are they improving our work, or are they just the next shiny objects? Join us for a spirited discussion around data quality, verification, the ethics of Artificial Intelligence, and more.

Please consider joining us and click here for more information.

Apra Prospect Development Virtual Experience

Apra #PDVE2020 is finally here! Are you ready to join us for four days of action-packed programming and inspiring content?

Thanks to all the chapters for providing extra scholarships to allow their chapter members to attend. Thanks also to everyone who registered and to our sponsors for your support of Apra! For those of you who can’t attend, please follow along here and on Twitter using #PDVE2020 to get some live event updates!

And, of course, many thanks to all of our amazing speakers and volunteers who support the Apra community!