The Birthplace of Apra

2011 APRA-MN Fall Conference

  • 27 Sep 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wilder Center in St. Paul


  • Full day conference. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. (MEMBER LOGIN AT LEFT)
  • Includes continental breakfast but not lunch
  • Includes afternoon snack but not lunch
  • Full day registration +$25 for annual membership fee.

A map and directions to the Wilder Center are available here.

Schedule for the Day

8:00-8:45a      Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:15a      Welcome, Announcements and Chapter Update

9:15a-12:00p  Keynote Speaker: Christina Pulawski, Pulawski & Associates

  • Prospect Management -- Fundamentals
  • Prospect Management -- Making it Work: Meetings, Reports, Database Management

12:00-1:30p    Lunch & Networking

1:30-2:15p      Panel Q&A: Prospect Management and Beyond! moderated by Christina Pulawski

  • Debbie Mueller, Director of Prospect Development – Campaign Operations, Minnesota Medical Foundation at the University of Minnesota
  • Jodi Kohrs, Director of Prospect Research, Minnesota State University – Mankato
  • Sharla Donohue, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity/APRA-Minnesota President
  • Kelly Gieser, Associate Director of Advancement Services, Hazelden Foundation

2:30-3:45p      Breakout Sessions
  • Session A – Strategic Planning for Your Research Shop: Christina Pulawski
  • Session B – Wealth & Capacity Ratings: Mark Egge, Director of Prospect Research, Carleton College

3:45-4:00p      Closing Session: Open Mike – Last Thoughts for Group: Moderated by Kelly Gieser and Debbie Mueller

4:00p               Final Announcements and Adjourn

4:15p-???         HAPPY HOUR @ The Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Ave ( The Happy Hour is sponsored by Reeher LLC, who have generously offered to buy a round of drinks and some appetizers!

Swap Table
Feel free to bring any sample materials from your shop to share with others! We will have a "swap table" set up to facilitate sharing.

Ride Sharing
Need a lift? Want to offer a ride to another attendee? Visit the APRA-MN discussion board to post your request or offer.

CFRE Credit 
Full participation in the fall conference is applicable for 5.0 points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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