Upcoming events

    • 04/21/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
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    Virtual Roundtable: International Research

    Are you a whiz at international research?  Or are you newly trying to expand these skills?  This one is for you!  

    Facilitators: Mala Hodgins: Assistant Director, Prospect Development & Research, Princeton University and Samir Chapra: Senior Research Analyst, Prospect Development & Research, Princeton University

    When: March April 21st at 1pm EST 

    Where: Your Office or Home

    Cost: FREE

    Who: Registration Open Early for Apra PA Members (until February 28th) and Then Open to All

    Questions: lauren.woodring@philamuseum.org

    • 04/29/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    Virtual Roundtable: Solo Shop

    Are you the only one who does research at your organization? Come discuss the unique challenges of being a shop of one!   

    When: April 29th, at 2pm 

    Where: Your Office or Home

    Cost: FREE

    Who: Anyone!  

    Registration open first to waitlist from last Solo Shop Roundtable (check your emails), than current Apra PA members, and than anyone else interested. 

    Questions: lauren.woodring@philamuseum.org

    • 05/04/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
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    Coffee Chat


    Join Apra NY and Apra PA for an informal coffee chat on May the Fourth (Star Wars Day!) Meet your fellow researchers and get together to chat about all things prospect research, prospect development, work, and whatever else you fancy.  

    We are using a new platform called Kumo Space that will allow you to move about a virtual room and get in groups to chat. It is easy to use and doesn't require downloading anything!

    When: May 4th, 8:30 AM EST

    Cost: FREE

    Questions?: Lauren Woodring at lauren.woodring@philamuseum.org or Joe Stabb at joe@joestabb.com.  

    • 05/12/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
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    Virtual Roundtable: Museums

    Work in a museum? This one is for you!  Come chat with other prospect development professionals who work in museums. 

    When: May 12th at 1pm EST 

    Where: Your Office or Home

    Cost: FREE

    Who: Registration Open Early for Apra PA Members (until February 28th) and Then Open to All

    Questions: lauren.woodring@philamuseum.org

    • 05/24/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 486
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    Walk, Run, Fly: Tools for ED&I in Fundraising

    Since 2020, the National Audubon Society's Prospect Development team has worked to make its systems and processes more inclusive so that Audubon's donor pool can reflect the communities Audubon serves.  While Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has long been a funding interest for Audubon donors, 2020 was the first year that the Prospect Development team applied data and strategy skills to building a donor pipeline for ED&I work.  Nearly a year into this journey, challenges the team is addressing include: 

    • A lack of donor demographic data
    • An incomplete understanding of how prospects and donors would want to connect with ED&I work
    • Building an ED&I strategy suitable for a large fundraising team with varying programmatic and geographic needs

    This presentation will discuss the creative solutions to these challenges while exploring the work the team would still like to do. The goal is to provide prospect researchers from a variety of shops with the tools to conceptualize and implement their own ED&I strategy.   

    When: May 24th, 1pm EST

    Price: FREE, Apra PA members get early registration, registration open to all on April 23rd 

    Speaker: Eliana Fenyes, Development Associate for the National Audubon Society 


    Eliana Fenyes is a Development Research Associate for the National Audubon Society, where she uses data and strategy to enhance fundraising for conservation work across the Americas.  She joined the fundraising field as a prospect researcher for Barnard College after receiving her MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons University.  Eliana has worked in a variety of libraries, such as America's Test Kitchen's cookbook library, the Boston Public Library's print collection, and the historic Innerpeffray Library of Perthshire, Scotland. When she's not thinking of creative solutions to fundraising challenges, Eliana can be found reading, listening to podcasts, or enjoying nature. 

    This webinar will be recorded and sent to attendees as well as made available on the members only section of our website.  
    • 06/02/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
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    Virtual Roundtable: Tessitura

    Join Apra PA for a virtual roundtable to discuss all things Tessitura! Bring your trickiest questions and best workarounds to discuss with the group. 

    When: February June 2nd, 1pm EST

    Where: Your Office or Home

    Cost: FREE

    Who: Registration Open Early for Apra PA Members (until February 28th) and Then Open to All

    Questions: lauren.woodring@philamuseum.org

    • 06/08/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Your Desk via Zoom
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    Due Diligence and You

    Every few weeks and months, a new scandal erupts over an influential figure in the public sphere that causes a flurry of concern and introspection of affiliated organizations. Previously, institutions tended to be reactive about due diligence for their boards and prospects. Now the climate is shifting and nonprofits need to be more proactive about researching their board members and other people affiliated with the organization to get ahead of possible issues. This session will explore tactics and strategies on due diligence research including research tips and how to talk with colleagues and supervisors at your institution. 

    When: June 8th at 2pm EST 

    Where: Virtual via Zoom

    Cost: FREE! Early registration for Apra PA members until April 24th and Then Open to All

    Recording: A recording will be sent to everyone who registers and made available to Apra PA members online afterwards

    Speaker: Elisa Shoenberger



    Elisa Shoenberger is a researcher consultant for Aspire Research Group. She has over eight years of experience in the fundraising sector working as a prospect researcher at Loyola University Chicago and benchmarking analyst at Grenzebach Glier and Associates. 

    Elisa earned her MBA in marketing and operations management from Loyola, a MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA in history from the University of Chicago. 

    She has written about philanthropy for Inside Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Daily Dot, Brainfacts.org, and others. Through Aspire, she wrote In Good Company: A Guide to Corporate Fundraising. She has published with the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and many others. She writes regularly for Book Riot, Loop News, and Sixty Inches from Center. 

    • 06/23/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
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    Virtual Roundtable: Higher Education

    Work in prospect development in higher ed?  Come chat with other professionals! 

    When: June 23rd at 1pm EST 

    Where: Your Office or Home

    Cost: FREE

    Who: Registration Open Early for Apra PA Members (until February 28th) and Then Open to All

    Questions: lauren.woodring@philamuseum.org

    • 07/13/2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
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    Book Club: Precision Prospect Development - How to Get a Seat at the Table and Be an Influencer


    Join Apra PA to discuss Nathan Fay's book, "Precision Prospect Development: How to Get a Seat at the Table and Be an Influencer". 

    Thanks to Nathan's generosity, we are able to offer a hard copy of the book at a generous discount.  Apra PA members will also receive free shipping.  Nathan also donated a few copies that we are making available to members who may be undergoing financial difficulties but want to participate. 

    Since we will be mailing out copies of the book, please only sign up and request a copy if you intend to attend the event. People who pay for a book or request one of the donated copies will be unable to cancel their registration. 

    Space is limited to a total of 25 participants but we have a limited number of books to ship out.  Non members will be able to sign up after June 1st.  

    When: July 13th at 1pm EST 

    Questions?: laurenwoodring@philamuseum.org

    Registration Types

    • Apra PA Member / No Book: FREE (Already Own the Book or Will Obtain Own Copy)
    • Apra PA Member / Pay For Book: $15 (Cost of book + Free Shipping)
    • Apra PA Member / Donated Book: FREE (Book donated by Nathan Fay) 
    • Non Member / No Book: FREE after June 1 (Already Own the Book or Will Obtain Own Copy)
    • Non Member / Pay For Book: $20 after June 1 (Cost of book + $5 Shipping if there are copies left after June 1) 


Past events

03/31/2021 Virtual Roundtable: K-12 Schools
03/24/2021 Webinar: Naming Gifts
03/23/2021 Virtual Introduction to Prospect Research
03/10/2021 Virtual Roundtable: Solo Shop
02/17/2021 Virtual Roundtable: Raiser's Edge 4th Session
02/10/2021 Virtual Book Club: Just Giving
01/27/2021 Virtual Roundtable: DonorPerfect
01/27/2021 Career Compass: Which Direction Are You Going?
01/20/2021 Virtual Roundtable: Banner
11/19/2020 Virtual Book Club: Decolonizing Wealth
11/05/2020 Virtual Roundtable: Salesforce 2nd Session
10/26/2020 Apra PA 2020 Virtual Chapter Conference
10/26/2020 Apra PA 2020 Virtual Chapter Pre-Conference RFM Workshop
10/22/2020 Virtual Roundtable: Raiser's Edge 3rd Session
09/17/2020 Apra Midatlantic Covid Survivial Trivia Night
09/10/2020 Free Library of Philadelphia: The New Frontier: A Dialogue on the Future of Philanthropy in Philadelphia
08/27/2020 Virtual Roundtable: Advance
08/24/2020 Advance Tomorrow: The Prospect Development Virtual Experience
08/20/2020 Webinar: Origin Stories
08/10/2020 How To Conduct Prospect Research
07/30/2020 Virtual Book Club: Unicorns Unite
07/28/2020 Virtual Roundtable: Raiser's Edge 2nd Session
07/23/2020 Apra Mid-Atlantic: Powering Up for a Career Relaunch
07/16/2020 Virtual Roundtable: Salesforce
06/25/2020 APRA Michigan Webinar: Connecting Virtually with Gift Officers
06/24/2020 Virtual Roundtable: Raiser's Edge
05/15/2020 Apra GA: Optimizing Data and Revitalizing Prospect Management
05/14/2020 Cancelled: Philadelphia Happy Hour
05/14/2020 Learn at the Free Library: How the Philadelphia Library System Can Help You Research
05/12/2020 Webinar: Relationship Mapping
05/07/2020 CANCELLED: Virtual Happy Hour
04/30/2020 Cancelled: Virtual Happy Hour
04/29/2020 Apra MD: #GivingTuesdayNow: Research, Analytics and Portfolio Management During a Crisis
04/23/2020 Virtual Happy Hour
04/23/2020 Apra MD: Separating Hype from Value: Ten Vital Ways to Capture True Value in Fundraising Data Science
04/21/2020 Webinar: RFM Analysis
04/16/2020 Virtual Happy Hour
04/09/2020 Virtual Happy Hour
04/09/2020 Webinar: Text Mining in Social Media - A Sentimental Journey
04/09/2020 Apra Office Hours: Open Discussion on Job Insecurity and Challenges in the time of COVID-19
04/09/2020 APRA NY: Level Up Your Fundraising With the Power of Influencer Fundraising and Twitch
04/07/2020 Apra NY: Analysis Throughout Your Campaign
04/03/2020 APRA NY Coffee Talk
04/02/2020 Virtual Happy Hour
04/01/2020 APRA NY: To Affinity and Beyond: A Look at Understanding a Donor's Connection to Your Mission
03/27/2020 GG+A Free Webinar: Making Relationships Matter
03/26/2020 Virtual Happy Hour
03/26/2020 Apra Michigan: Webinar: Working from Home
03/26/2020 Apra MD: This or That: Saying No to Low-Impact Projects to Pave the Way for More Strategy
03/25/2020 Staupell Analytics Group Water Cooler Chat
03/24/2020 Apra Indiana: Researching During a Crisis
03/23/2020 Apra International Twitter Chat on Working Remotely
03/17/2020 Network and Learn in Central PA: CANCELLED
03/12/2020 Webinar: Introduction to Data Visualization for Research and Prospect Managers
03/05/2020 Virtual Roundtable: Cause Based
02/20/2020 Virtual Roundtable: Education
02/13/2020 Virtual Roundtable: Healthcare
02/12/2020 Webinar: Let's Get Engaged! Creating an Engagement Score Using Excel
01/16/2020 Webinar: Who's At the Top of Your List?
12/05/2019 Prospect Development Roundtable: Pittsburgh
12/04/2019 Main Line Happy Hour
12/04/2019 Prospect Development Roundtable: Philadelphia / Mainline
11/19/2019 Philly Happy Hour
11/19/2019 Roundtable: Research for the Solo Researcher
11/18/2019 Empower Yourself to Improve Gift Officer Relationships
10/22/2019 Apra PA 2019 Chapter Conference
09/25/2019 Webinar- Alternative Ways to Reduce Stress for Researchers: One Size Doesn't Fit All
08/01/2019 Prospect Development 2019: Mid-Atlantic Chapters Happy Hour
07/12/2019 Philly Researchers Go to the Ballpark: Registration Closed
05/01/2019 Roundtable: Research Deliverables
03/27/2019 March Happy Hour - Philadelphia
03/27/2019 March Happy Hour - Pittsburgh
02/07/2019 Webinar Watch Party - Philadelphia
02/07/2019 Webinar Watch Party - Pittsburgh: CANCELLED
01/23/2019 Roundtable: Research Deliverables
11/29/2018 Webinar: Best Inclusive Practices in Prospect Development to Advance Women's Philanthropy
10/09/2018 Apra PA 2018 Chapter Conference
09/18/2018 Fall Happy Hour - Philadelphia
09/18/2018 CANCELLED Fall Happy Hour - Central Pennsylvania: Carlisle
09/18/2018 Fall Happy Hour- Main Line: Rosemont
09/18/2018 Fall Happy Hour: Pittsburgh
08/10/2018 APRA PA at the Warhol
08/09/2018 APRA PA & OPRN Joint Happy Hour
08/08/2018 Prospect Development 2018 Conference (in Pittsburgh!!)
07/11/2018 Philadelphia Happy Hour
06/14/2018 Webinar: Data Protection in Europe and Prospect Research
06/07/2018 Roundtable Discussions and Happy Hour in Gettysburg
05/24/2018 Roundtables on the Road: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
05/09/2018 Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Philadelphia Chapter Conference
02/07/2018 APRA Share the Knowledge Webinar
02/07/2018 Apra PA Webinar and Idea Exchange
11/06/2017 Post-Conference Happy Hour
11/06/2017 Apra PA 2017 Chapter Conference
11/01/2017 Plug In to Prospect Research
10/24/2017 "City Mouse, Country Mouse" Real Estate Webinar, co-hosted with Apra Carolinas
09/07/2017 Western PA Networking Session
07/27/2017 Apra International Happy Hour
07/26/2017 Prospect Development 2017
06/20/2017 Apra PA Networking Session
05/25/2017 OverDRIVE/ 2017
05/18/2017 AFP Greater Philadelphia Chapter Conference
04/07/2017 Roundtables on the Road: Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia)
03/03/2017 Roundtables on the Road: Philadelphia-Area Philanthropy, American Bible Society (Philadelphia)
02/17/2017 DIY RFM Scoring (Apra Chapters Share the Knowledge)
09/30/2016 Roundtables on the Road: Philadelphia Museum of Art
09/26/2016 Roundtables on the Road: Villanova University
07/28/2016 APRA Mid-Atlantic Chapters Happy Hour
07/27/2016 Prospect Development 2016
06/14/2016 APRA International 2016 Virtual Business Meeting
06/06/2016 APRA Regional Conference (ARC)
05/26/2016 Free IBM Webinar: Ditch the crystal ball—and see what’s really likely to happen
05/23/2016 APRA PA Conference 2016
02/18/2016 Connecting with "Connections": Chat with recent article authors
12/15/2015 Beyond Price: Evaluating Information Products
07/24/2015 Happy Hour at Prospect Development 2015
06/02/2015 MARC 2015 Lunch
02/19/2015 APRA PA's eBook Club Discussion
06/01/1990 1990 Annual Meeting


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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