Mentor and Programming Committee Member
Q. How long have you been an Apra-MN member and what was your first Apra experience?
A. I joined Apra-MN in 2008 when the organization I worked for was started to prepare for a feasibility study. My first experience was attending an Apra-MN conference, where I found my people and have stuck with prospect development and the awesome nerds associated with PD and research ever since!
Q. What do you enjoy most about Apra-MN?
A. The really great professional development opportunities and amazing community of prospect development professionals who support each other.
Q. What do you like most about your career?
A. The best things about my career have been the people that I have met along the way! Folks in the fundraising and prospect development fields are really interesting! I also love the variety of people we get to research, the different jobs and lives I get to learn about, and the variety of organizations that I have and currently work with.
Q. Best piece of advice you've received?
A. At my first Apra International conference, Jodi Kohrs told me that I should join the Apra-MN board - it sounded way out of my comfort zone, and it was - but I eventually did and was on the board for 4 years. I got great experience serving on a board, and it made me get out of that comfort zone and meet a lot of new people who I am still friends and colleagues with today!