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Below are our upcoming and past APRA-MN Events. We hope to see you at our next event!

Upcoming events

    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 7900 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55431

    Registration is now open for a special fall workshop with Apra Minnesota!

    Join us on Monday, October 28th from 1:00-4:00 PM to welcome special guest speaker Amy Begg!

    Amy is coming to Minnesota to spend the afternoon chatting with us about three different prospect development topics in BWF's office building, the Wells Fargo Plaza in Bloomington. At 4:00, we'll wrap up the learning for the day, and wander 5-minutes down the road to Cowboy Jack's for a pay-your-own-way happy hour. It's like a mini-conference with one amazing speaker, and all your Apra-MN friends!

    Registration is $25 for Apra-MN members and $50 for non-members.

    Check out more information on Amy and her sessions below, and register today!

    Living in the Gray Area: Understanding Wealth that isn’t Black and White

    Regardless of your political affiliation, tax returns have given researchers an inside view of the gray area of wealth. How can we take what we learn from these filings and apply the concepts to a broader prospect base? In this session we will review how to look differently at some of the tools researchers use on a regular basis. We will use individual examples to try to understand and explain what is going on “behind the curtain.” We will explore how to develop the researcher “gut” and how to think holistically about prospects.


    Measuring ROI: Musings on Showing Impact of Research, Analytics and Prospect Management

    In this session we will explore how to measure and report on the impact that research, analytics, and prospect management provides to an organization. We will discuss different strategies and metrics used to report the ROI we have on fundraising to senior management. Metrics should be motivators for success that meet the goals of the organization.


    Income: It's Not Just The Numbers

    High income earners often have similar assets to those in finance who are typically compensated through a bonus structure. The ways in which they earn their income impacts how they think about their money and ultimately their philanthropy. Explore the psychology of this and strategies we might employ toward these industries.


    Amy's Bio:

    Amy Begg is managing director of prospect management at Harvard University’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.  Prior to joining Harvard, Amy was the director of research at the YMCA of Greater New York in Manhattan. Amy is a trustee and secretary for the University System of New Hampshire, where she serves on the Finance Committee on Investments and the Educational Excellence Committee. She is a former board member for the New England Development Research Association and has served as president. Previously, Amy served as a board member for the Plymouth State Alumni Association, including a term as chair of the association.

    • 07 May 2020
    • 08 May 2020
    • Des Moines, IA

    Save the date for the Apra Midwest Conference!

    Apra Minnesota is teaming up with Apra Great Plains and Apra Missouri/Kansas for a joint conference! The conference will take place on May 7-8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. 

    Liz Rejman of Pathways to Education Canada and former Apra board president has been confirmed as the keynote speaker, and plans for other educational offerings are underway. More details to come. Stay tuned and visit for more information.

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Past events

08 Oct 2019 Free Webinar! Paint Me a Picture: Translating Analytics into the Language of Possibility
13 Sep 2019 Volunteering with Apra-MN
09 Aug 2019 Post Conference Coffee & Conversation
01 Aug 2019 Apra-MN Meetup at PD
27 Jun 2019 Apra-MN BUZZ Session
22 May 2019 Apra-MN 2019 Conference with Michael Quevli
20 May 2019 APRA International Webinar--Best Practices Webinar: The Role of Psychology in Prospect Research and Strategy - LIVE Event Only
30 Apr 2019 Workshop at the James J. Hill Center
12 Apr 2019 COURTESY POST Apra-Great Plains Spring Conference
20 Mar 2019 Apra-MN BUZZ Session
05 Mar 2019 Free Webinar from Apra-IL - A Look at Data Analysis Tools, or Why You Should Learn R
29 Jan 2019 CANCELLED! Apra-MN BUZZ Session
10 Dec 2018 FREE Webinar -- Finding Prospects for Planned Giving Officers
07 Nov 2018 [UPDATED LINK] FREE Webinar -- Two Challenges, One Spreadsheet to Address Them
01 Nov 2018 [Courtesy Post] Plug In to Relationship Management!
26 Oct 2018 [Courtesy Post] Apra-Great Plains 2018 Fall Conference
24 Oct 2018 FREE iWavePro Webinar -- To Affinity and Beyond
21 Aug 2018 Post Conference Coffee and Conversation Meetup
17 Jul 2018 FREE July Small Shop Skill Swap
24 May 2018 Registration now open! 2018 Apra-MN Annual Conference
11 May 2018 FREE Apra-Midsouth Webinar - Crypto-philanthropy: Digital Currency in the Social Sector
19 Apr 2018 Networking Event with SLA
28 Mar 2018 March Small Shop Skill Swap
23 Mar 2018 FREE Apra-IL Webinar -- Show Me the Monet
04 Dec 2017 FREE Apra MidSouth Webinar - New Masters of Wealth: Engaging Wealth Managers in Your Fundraising Efforts
09 Nov 2017 Free! Small Shop Skill Swap
23 Oct 2017 FREE: Apra-Great Plains Webinar Fest!
26 Sep 2017 Apra Webinar: Putting Mid-Level Prospects on Your Radar
25 Sep 2017 Free webinar hosted by iWave
19 Sep 2017 Recorded Webinar: Philanthropic Game Changer: Strategies for Donor Advised Funds
09 Aug 2017 Post Conference Coffee and Conversation Meetup
27 Jul 2017 Midwest Chapters Happy Hour at Prospect Development 2017
22 Jun 2017 Apra MN Networking Happy Hour
20 Jun 2017 Free Webinar: Reevaluating Campaign Goals - University of Chicago
24 May 2017 2017 Apra-MN Spring Conference
16 Mar 2017 Free! International Fundraising: Cultural Intelligence (virtual seminar)
16 Feb 2017 Apra Chapters Share the Knowledge (free webinar)
11 Jan 2017 Free Webinar! Event Horizon: What Lies Ahead for Fundraising Pros in 2017
10 Oct 2016 2016 APRA-MN Fall Conference
10 Aug 2016 Post Conference Coffee and Conversation Meetup
19 Apr 2016 2016 APRA-MN Spring Conference
19 Nov 2015 Identifying Major Gift Communities through Spatial Problem Solving
20 Oct 2015 2015 APRA-MN Fall Conference
05 Aug 2015 Post Conference Coffee and Conversation Meetup
17 Jun 2015 FREE! Prospect Analytics - Separating Fact from Fiction
12 May 2015 2015 APRA-MN Spring Conference
24 Mar 2015 An Introduction to Advanced Wealth Management Techniques, Workshop
10 Feb 2015 Virtual Seminar - A Decade of Supporting Open Cultivation
02 Dec 2014 Virtual Seminar - Automate, Innovate, Don't Hate: The New School of Prospect Research
21 Oct 2014 2014 APRA-MN Fall Conference
25 Sep 2014 Virtual Seminar: Training Perspectives - Newbie to Seasoned Researcher
21 Aug 2014 Coffee and Conversation Meetup
06 May 2014 2014 APRA-MN Spring Conference
14 Apr 2014 Virtual Seminar - Partnerships to Identify and Engage Prospects
04 Mar 2014 Virtual Seminar - Building a Proactive Research Powerhouse with Daniel Gifford, Smithsonian Institution
04 Feb 2014 2014 Prospect Research Bootcamp
12 Nov 2013 Virtual Seminar - Making Relationship Management Work
15 Oct 2013 2013 APRA-MN Fall Conference
20 Aug 2013 Coffee and Conversation Meetup
26 Jun 2013 James J. Hill Library Tour and Coffee Meet-up
07 May 2013 2013 APRA-MN Spring Conference
11 Apr 2013 Virtual Seminar - Development Research & Events: A Prospecting Bonanza
05 Apr 2013 REPLAY Virtual Seminar - Database Mining
06 Mar 2013 Virtual Seminar - Database Mining
12 Feb 2013 Virtual Seminar - Implementing an Electronic Wealth Screening
29 Nov 2012 Virtual Seminar - A 21st Century Gold Rush? Online Social Networks, Data Mining and Advancement
23 Oct 2012 2012 APRA-MN Fall Conference
16 Aug 2012 Coffee and Conversation Meetup
02 Aug 2012 International Conference Gathering
26 Jun 2012 Virtual Seminar - Research Driven Prospect Portfolios
17 May 2012 2012 APRA-MN Spring Conference/Virtual Seminar
04 Apr 2012 Virtual Seminar - Cultivating Productive Research Collaborations
07 Mar 2012 Virtual Seminar - Building a Major Gifts Shop: Changing Perception
09 Feb 2012 Prospect Research Bootcamp
16 Nov 2011 Virtual Seminar - Leading Fundraising Performance with Metrics
25 Oct 2011 Coffee and Conversation Meetup
07 Oct 2011 Virtual Seminar - The Strategic Researcher: In a Position to Make a Difference
27 Sep 2011 2011 APRA-MN Fall Conference
18 Aug 2011 Virtual Seminar - Right-Minded Reporting: Make it Meaningful Using Data Visualization
04 Aug 2011 APRA-MN Social Event
14 Jul 2011 Virtual Seminar - Finding the Time and the People: How to Include Proactive Research in Your Workload
21 Jun 2011 Coffee Meet-Up
19 May 2011 2011 APRA-MN Spring Conference: "Campaign ABCs"
19 Apr 2011 Virtual Seminar - Supporting Your Organization's Mega Campaign
25 Mar 2011 Virtual Seminar - Building the Pipeline: Creating a Major Gift Culture
09 Nov 2010 Virtual Seminar - How to Estimate Private Company Value--and Rate a Prospect with the Information
22 Sep 2010 2010 APRA-MN Fall Conference
10 Aug 2010 Virtual Seminar - Shameless Self Promoting for Prospect Researchers
05 May 2010 2010 APRA-MN Spring Conference
06 Nov 2009 Virtual Seminar - The Ratings Game: Strategies for Rating and Wealth Evaluation in Today's Economy
30 Sep 2009 2009 APRA-MN Fall Conference
04 Sep 2009 Virtual Seminar - Thinking About Data Modeling? Five Key Questions to Consider Before Starting - Hosted by the Minnesota Orchestra
10 Jul 2009 Virtual Seminar, Round Table and Networking Social
01 May 2009 Virtual Seminar - Managing Prospect Pipelines and Forecasting Fundraising Returns, In and Out of Campaigns
23 Apr 2009 2009 Midwest APRA Chapters Conference, Presented by Minnesota, Wisconsin & Great Plains
19 Mar 2009 Virtual Seminar - Essential Components of Relationship Tracking Systems
05 Dec 2008 APRA LIVE! Virtual Seminar "Don't Tell Anyone!" Donor Privacy Issues and Trends
29 Oct 2008 2008 Fall Conference
03 Oct 2008 APRA LIVE! Virtual Seminar "The Frugal Researcher: How to Do Successful Research on Little to No Budget"
11 Jul 2008 APRA LIVE! Virtual Seminar "Under the Microscope: Prospect Identification and Screening"
02 May 2008 APRA LIVE! Virtual Seminar "Investing in Private Companies: Valuations Related to Prospects"
24 Apr 2008 2008 Spring Conference - The Next Generation: Identifying and engaging young leaders and donors in your organization through enhanced team efforts
04 Apr 2008 APRA LIVE! Virtual Seminar "Methodical Investigations: Research In and For Campaigns"
19 Feb 2008 Prospect Research 101
01 Feb 2008 APRA LIVE! Virtual Seminar "Over the Hedge"
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