Upcoming events


Join us for our next networking event! 

We would love to see you on Thursday, September 14 for our next coffee break. It will be a chance to re-cap what happened at Apra PD Conference, or to learn about the best sessions, or to connect again with someone you met! See our events page for detail or click the link on the left under Upcoming events. We hope to see you there! 

Registration is OPEN for 2023 Apra-MN Fall Conference

Registration for the 2023 Apra-MN Fall Conference on Monday, October 2 is officially open! We are so excited to have Sharise Harrison, Director of Prospect Management and Research at Loyola University Chicago, as our Keynote Speaker to address DEI and Data Science! Our full schedule is available here and will offer a range of sessions for new and experienced prospect development professionals alike. This year we're giving back a little extra and chose The Bakken Museum as our location specifically to do so! After we adjourn the conference, we're hosting a happy hour on location in one of the Bakken's gorgeous rooms. Free tours will also be available and there will be time during the breaks to explore the exhibits on your own. We'd like to thank our sponsors Virtuous (Platinum),  DAFinitive (Gold) and Insightful (Gold) for helping make this our best Apra-MN Conference yet.  For more information about the conference and our speakers, check out the conference details here

Register Here!

Apra-MN Election Cycle is here! 

Each fall, Apra-MN holds elections to select new members to serve on our board of directors. Serving on the Apra-MN board is a great way to help guide the growth of our profession, support your own professional development, make new connections and give back to our prospect development community. 

We will have five director positions open. Nominations are now open (see link below) and will close September 30Learn more about the roles, the election timeline and other details on our 2024 Board Elections page

Nominate a board candidate here!

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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