2008 APRA-MN Spring Conference
The Next Generation: Identifying and engaging young leaders and donors in your organization through enhanced team efforts
April 24, 2008 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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"The Next Generation of Philanthropy," Uri Neren, Principal of ZN Consulting and co-founder and board member of the LEAD Project, which engages young professionals in philanthropy and helps connect not-for-profit organizations with emerging leaders.
Uri Neren has more than 12 years experience in the business and social sectors. He recently founded ZN Consulting, a company that is committed to helping businesses, NGOs, Philanthropists, and Government create the strategy and business plans necessary to fulfill their important missions. As a Hubert H. Humphrey Policy Fellow, he worked with the energy industry to create job training legislation and an education program for Minnesota. He owned and ran two small businesses, as well as several capital campaigns and major giving programs for nonprofits working in the areas of international development, conservation, public radio, and education. In his first career, he taught leadership skills as a wilderness guide throughout the U.S., Chile, and the Canadian Arctic. He received a bachelor’s of science in International Relations and Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will soon begin the Executive MBA at the Carlson School of Management. He serves on several nonprofit boards and enjoys international travel, road biking, rock climbing, and nonpartisan policy work.
"From Generations X to Y: What you need to know for successful identification and strategies for engagement" Pamela Poland, senior associate in Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Advancement Services practice.
Pamela Poland’s expertise includes all aspects of prospect development including donor research and identification, prospect management, data mining and prospect strategy, as well as fundraising plan development and general development operations. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Poland was the director of development for Glimmerglass Opera where she managed $3.5 million in annual development income. Her career in development has included roles as Director of Research at The Metropolitan Opera, where she led the prospect development effort at the world's largest performing arts organization for eight years; Associate Director of Development at New York University Medical Center; and Director of Development Operations at the Japan Society. Additionally, Ms. Poland is the immediate Past President of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA). She is a frequent speaker and author for APRA, AFP, MARC, NEDRA, DMA, and others.
Speed Networking: Getting to Know Your Colleagues
The mission of a good professional organization is not only to help educate its members about new trends and opportunities, but also to help them connect and learn from the experiences of its members. This will be an opportunity for APRA-MN members to not only network, but to also create a platform for peer and advisory relationships. Participants will be rotated around the room to meet eachother. Bring your business cards! We will provide a handful of questions to get you started.
"Building Successful Teams: Capitalizing individual abilities and assets to leverage fundraising efforts." Panelists will include:
Jennifer Soderholm, Associate Vice President of Development for the Minnesota Medical Foundation
Kate Abbott, Assistant Vice President- Advancement Operations, Macalester College
Debbie Mueller, Director of Relationship Management, Minnesota Medical Foundation
Make sure your payment is postmarked by April 14, 2008 and save $25!
Refund Policy: To receive a full registration refund, notification of a cancellation must be received by April 14, 2008. All cancellations received after this date will receive a 50% refund.