The Birthplace of Apra
Join us for a special workshop at the James J. Hill Center, St. Paul's first reference library. We'll learn about the tools and resources available to researchers using the library and will have a chance to ask questions and learn from their on-site librarians.
Due to the nature of this event, there is a small cost to attend the workshop.
The library is located at 80 West 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102.
Parking and accessibility information is available at http://jjhill.org/contact/
Check out this webinar by Apra-MN member and former Board Member Darren Cooper! Darren is the Director of Prospect Research at the Mayo Clinic.
Best Practices Webinar: The Role of Psychology in Prospect Research and Strategy
Cognitive biases and other common behavioral traits influence how we perceive information and make decisions. Understanding these concepts can influence how a researcher will interpret, prioritize and communicate information about prospects and can influence prospect strategy, including the timing and amount of an ask. This highly rated Prospect Development 2018 presentation will introduce a few of these concepts and provide examples of how they are related to prospect research and prospect strategy formulation. (Level I & Level II)
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the Apra-MN 2019 Conference!
The Apra-MN 2019 conference date has been set for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with keynote speaker Michael Quevli and presenters Bond Lammey and Mark Egge!
Michael Quevli serves as Senior Consultant at Target Analytics, a Blackbaud Company. He joined Blackbaud in 2008 after working for a number of years in nonprofit prospect development. Michael also served 2 consecutive terms for the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA) where during his tenure membership grew from 165 to 300. He served on the board of directors for Apra for nine consecutive years and was president in 2012 and is currently serving on the board of trustees for Apra. He is a frequent speaker for Apra and taught at the College of Extended Learning at Cal State Northridge in prospect research and prospect management. Michael is the recipient of the 2004 CARA Service Award, the first male to receive the Stephens College Alumnae Service Award (2007), and the 2018 Apra Distinguished Service Award.
Bond Lammey is a Managing Associate at Bentz Whaley Flessner specializing in prospect development and donor relations. She has worked with higher education institutions, medical centers, and humanitarian and conservation organizations. Prior to joining BWF, Bond was the Director of Prospect Research at the University of Chicago. Bond received her BA in Sociology and her Masters of Management in Nonprofit Administration, both from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. She is the treasurer of the Apra International board and an instructor at the Rice University Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Bond has presented in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Asia at CASE, ADRP, AASP, and Apra conferences.
Mark Egge's favorite descriptor for himself is “nerd.” He has presented on myriad topics related to prospect development, and his professional interests range from specific topics like SEC filings to broader concepts related to management, leadership, and power and influence. His education background is in music, and his master’s thesis uses data visualization techniques to aid in the analysis of post-tonal compositions. Incidentally, when asked about this, he will go on at length (and without irony) about the profound similarities between music and prospect development. Mark recently became Associate Vice President for Development at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, where he oversees the Annual Fund and Development Operations, in addition to finding better ways of leveraging data for fundraising success. Prior to this he spent about 13 years leading prospect development shops at the Greater Twin Cities United Way and Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Mark currently serves as President of Apra, is a former president of Apra-MN, and has been active as a volunteer leader with Apra and his local chapter since 2006. In his spare time, he enjoys taking on projects through his side-gig, Itasca Partners LLC, helping nonprofits with their prospect development needs.
We will be offering a scholarship opportunity for the conference. This scholarship will pay the registration fee for the conference. Any current member of the Apra Minnesota Chapter is eligible to apply for the scholarship (you must be a member of the Apra Minnesota Chapter to apply). See details in the Member Benefits section of the website.
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