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Get Ready for the Apra-MN 2022 Fall Conference!

Save the Date! The Apra-MN 2022 Fall Conference will be held Thursday, October 13 at a local venue in the Twin Cities. Location details will be announced soon. 

Call for Speakers! We are looking for dynamic and engaging presenters willing to share their expertise with prospect development professionals from across Minnesota. We would love to see content across all core domains of prospect development, including (but certainly not limited to!): prospect research, relationship management, data science, or leadership. To submit a proposal for a 45 to 60-minute presentation or panel, please fill out this form by July 31, 2022. Speakers will receive free registration to the conference.

Call for Volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for the day of the conference or would like to help plan for the conference by joining the Conference Planning committee, please reach out soon to programming@apra-mn.org!

August Giveaway

Enter for a chance to receive the book "Managing to Change the World." This book is full of great advice, scripts and resources for managers, with a focus on nonprofits. If you follow the fantastic 'Ask a Manager' blog, the author of that site helped co-write this book and it touches on a lot of the same theme and tones. You must be a current Apra-MN member to apply. The Apra-MN Board Vice President will randomly select a winner and notify them them on the first business day of September. To enter for a chance to win, please submit your name and email before the end of August. 

Apra Great Lakes Collaborative

Apra-MN is thrilled to be a part of the Apra Great Lakes Collaborative, a partnership between midwestern Apra chapters with a goal of providing strategic, collaborative and shared content, along with networking opportunities. Give us a follow on Linkedin to learn about great virtual events by us or our friends in other chapters. Hope to see you there!

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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