The Apra PA chapter seeks nominations for multiple positions on its Board of Directors:

President, Vice President & Conference Director, Secretary, Membership Director, Communications & Website Director, and Programming Director

All positions have a two-year term beginning January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023. Board members must be paid Apra PA members during their terms. Those who hold the office of President and Vice President must maintain a membership with Apra International*.

President – chairs all meetings, acts as spokesperson for the membership of the local chapter; sets and distributes the agenda for board meetings; files the Apra board member and chapter demographics reports; and attends Chapter Leader conference calls organized by Apra.

Vice President & Conference Director – coordinates all aspects of program planning for chapter conferences, e.g. speakers, location, agenda, etc.; and assumes the responsibilities of the president in her/his absence.

Secretary – takes minutes at all meetings; distributes meeting minutes to the Board and to the membership-at-large; oversees the election process; oversees annual Apra PA Distinguished Award; and maintains official documents, including the bylaws and strategic plan.

Membership Director– maintains the membership list, provides information to the Membership Director of the Apra Board and to the Apra office; administers the mentoring/skill sharing program; organizes the Professional Development Grant drawing; and coordinates the annual membership drive.

Communications & Website Director – maintains communication with the membership-at-large through various means including, but not limited to, event brochures, chapter newsletter and email alerts; markets the chapter in conjunction with the Membership Director; maintains the organization’s web site by keeping the information current; and provides information to the organization’s members regarding chapter activities via publications, emails, and the website.

Programming Director- coordinates the resource exchange, and the optional roundtable discussion program at conferences; assists with programming needs for annual conference; and organizes additional programming as needed and approved by Apra PA Board (For example- Educational Week or Networking opportunities).

To self-nominate, please complete this form by Friday, October 29th.

Questions? Contact Secretary Hannah Watters at hwatters@andrew.cmu.edu

* If the President and/or the Vice President’s organization is unable to pay for the respective membership, Apra PA will assist with the costs.


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Please email information about open positions, which will be shared with Apra Pennsylvania members.

As part of our ongoing effort to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in our industry, we will begin requiring salary information for our job postings in January 2022.

APRA Ethics Toolkit Available

APRA International Members can take advantage of the Ethics Toolkit that can be downloaded at the Apra website. According to the website,

        • This document helps give researchers and development staff the tools to become recognized authorities in research and ethics for their organizations.
        • This document is designed for use in any Advancement office with or without a Prospect Research/Management department and includes important information for all development/fundraising staff, including, researchers, fundraisers, advancement executives and development professionals alike.
The Ethics Toolkit remains a living document, with updates to continue. 

APRA Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is a state chapter of APRA, an international membership organization that "serves and educates fund-raising professionals interested in advancement research and promotes the profession of advancement research."

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