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Spring Virtual Day of Learning

  • 21 Apr 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Registration includes a year of Apra-MN membershi

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We are excited to announce the Apra Midwest Spring Virtual Day of Learning presented in partnership with iWave! In this half-day event, we are bringing together some of the brightest minds in prospect research and fundraising to cover the hottest topics for 2021. Join us on April 21st, from 10am to 2pm Central Time to find inspiration, insights, and ideas for the year to come. 

Registration is free for Apra-MN, Apra Great Plains and Apra MoKan members. Non-members will receive a year of Apra-MN membership for signing up.

The Lineup:

9:30am -10:00 am: Coffee Chat! 

Grab your coffee, tea, or preferred morning beverage and join us for an informal coffee chat to catch up with friends, talk about the hot topics of the 2021, and create some buzz around the Apra Midwest Virtual Day of Learning! This coffee chat will take place in a separate Zoom meeting from the full virtual event. 

10:00am - 10:45am: Diversity, Inclusion & Data with Regina Alhassan

As prospect development professionals who feed donor identification, we are gatekeepers of sorts. Our unique role also offers us the opportunity to fill the gaps and fill the pipeline with prospects and donors who truly reflect the diversity of people that live and give in the United States. This session dives into giving trends and prospect behavior for BIPOC donors. Participants are invited to explore the data and discover practical ways to expand their prospecting lens.

11:00am - 11:45am: Panel Discussion: A Seat At The Table: Advocating For Prospect Research and Your Profession with Barron Cato, Misa Lobato, Jon Garrow, and moderated by Amy Turbes

You’re proud of the work you do. You get excited about solving problems. You’re passionate about uncovering information about potential donors. But, you struggle to communicate the invaluable contributions that your profession and your team is capable of. Join our panel of prospect research advocates as they discuss how to get a seat at the table and bring your department front and center when discussing strategy for your organization. Pull up a *virtual* chair and bring your questions! 

12:00pm - 12:45pm: Presentation: Overdue for Philanthropic Due Diligence? with Gareth Griffin

Is your organization concerned about reputational or legal risk in engaging or accepting gifts from potential donors? Is your organization looking to establish philanthropic due diligence processes and procedures? This session will discuss the fundamentals of philanthropic due diligence, outline industry best practices, and highlight available resources for prospect development professionals.

1:00pm - 1:45pm: Panel Discussion: How Nonprofit’s Have Changed Their Asks with Robin Thompson, Marissa Todd and Patti Anne Miller and moderated by iWave

The past year has affected nonprofits across the country as they persist to pursue their missions amidst health and economic challenges. As organizational priorities have shifted, so has the way that we work on our teams and communicate with our donors. Join our panel discussion to hear stories of how nonprofits have been staying the course, pivoting strategies, and going above and beyond to move their missions forward. 

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