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Apra-MN Lunch & Learn: Utilizing Power BI for Prospect Management

  • 22 Feb 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Google Meet link will be sent in confirmation email


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Grab your lunch and join us for Apra-MN's February 2023 Lunch & Learn!

This month, we will be joined by Tom Brown, Senior Prospect Research Officer at Gillette Children's.

Session Description

Power BI is an interactive data visualization software product developed by Microsoft with the primary focus on business intelligence. Power BI is a collection of software services, apps and connectors that work together to turn unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights.

This lunch and learn session will review how Power BI can assist with Prospect Management and providing your development officers with information on their prospects and portfolio activity. We will review:

The Technology:

  • Power BI, Queue and Microsoft Teams Integration
    • CRM Focus: Blackbaud Raiser's Edge

Data Insights:

  • Reports and Dashboards and their uses:
    • Team Metrics/KPIs
    • Portfolio Reviews and Prospect Tracing
    • Prospect Strategy Meetings/Goal Tracking


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT


This session will be a virtual webinar. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link.

Speaker: Thomas Brown, Senior Prospect Research Officer, Gillette Children's

Tom is a current board member and in-coming President (2024 – 2026) of APRA-MN.  He is currently with Gillette Children’s, serving as the hospital’s prospect researcher for the past 5 years.  Tom has worked in Prospect Development for almost 15 years; first starting in the political field working for a U.S. Senator and Congresswoman doing constituent research and outreach, and then transitioning into the nonprofit sector after moving to Minnesota in 2015.  Tom has a B.S. in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (where he also is a guest lecturer); and has an M.A. in International Relations and Economic Development from Northern Arizona University.

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