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Upcoming Board Transitions

We are excited to announce our four new board members who will be starting to onboard now through the beginning of their term in January 2024. Apra-MN is successful because of our members, including those who step up to serve on the board or on a committee, so thank you and welcome!!

  • Grace De Jong, Assistant Director of Prospect Management, University of St. Thomas
  • Stephanie Foy, Donor Database Research Coordinator, Hennepin Healthcare Foundation
  • Adam Stenstrom, Director of Prospect Development, Briar Cliff University
  • Brita Thielen, Development Researcher, University of Minnesota Foundation

Please update your Apra-MN Profile

If you haven't already, please update your Apra-MN profile so we have your updated contact information and so we can provide programming more tailored to what you are currently doing. To update your profile, please follow these steps:

1. Log in to Apra-MN.org and click on your name in the top right hand corner

2. Then click on "Edit Profile" button

3. Don't forget to answer the questions below your employment information, like what database you use, the industry you work in and if you are interested in serving as a volunteer or mentor. 

Seeking Mentors!

We are seeking accomplished prospect development professionals to help guide new Apra-MN members as they begin their careers in research, analytics, portfolio management and more. Mentorship is a proud tradition of our Apra Chapter and a great chance to gain new insights and knowledge, as well as give it! No prior mentoring or management experience is necessary to be a great mentor - just bring your excellent knowledge and your friendly face! Please email membership@apra-mn.org if you are interested, or to learn more. 

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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