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On behalf of the board, I'd like to send best wishes to our Apra-MN community during this month of March. I don't know about you, but with the weather we've been having, such a warm winter generally, and the daylight savings time shift, it all has me confused about both what time of day and what time of year it is.

Have you ever wondered how Apra-MN came to be? Our website has an About Us section that gives a great overview of the history of this organization. You can even see a video featuring a panel of our founders at the 2019 conference! As we enjoy the connections that our community brings us, we can keep in mind all of the people involved in making Apra-MN the resource it is today. Whether you are a one-person shop or a member of a large team, someone brand new to the profession, or a twenty-plus year veteran, we hope you are taking advantage of some of the perks we offer. Please join us for one of the upcoming events, and we look forward to continuing to learn and grow together!

-Grace De Jong, Communications Co-Chair


Welcome to Apra-MN

Apra-MN is the Minnesota chapter of Apra International, an international organization for professionals interested in prospect development. Apra-MN is a non-profit membership organization that promotes and supports professionals in the field of prospect development. 

Our Mission

Building on our Minnesota Legacy, Apra-MN's mission is to serve and educate fundraising professionals interested in the field of philanthropic research by: 

  • promoting and advocating on behalf of the field of prospect and advancement research with Minnesota non-profit organizations;
  • providing superior educational resources and networking opportunities for members;
  • increasing the philanthropic resources, knowledge and professional development of members to provide increased value to the institutions they serve;
  • strengthening relationships with other development professionals; and
  • acting as a central source of professional research information and expertise for Minnesota non-profits.

Our vision

To be the leading education resource and advocate for development researchers and fundraising professionals that inspire philanthropy.


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