Historical Conference Data

Fall 2021 

Host: Virtual (Four roundtables over two months)

Topics: Prospect Research; Professional Development; Data Analytics; Prospect Management

Fall 2020

Host: Virtual

Topics: RFM Workshop (Marianne Pelletier); Prospect Management Before, During, and After a Campaign (Becky Fullmer and Candace Olley); Be the Change - DEI (Misa Lobato)

Fall 2019

Host: Susquehanna University

Topics: International Research: United Kingdom, GDPR, and You (Helen Brown); Overview of Donor-Advised Funds (Helen Davis Picher); Leadership at All Levels: How We Can All Lead (Cathleen Parsons-Nikolić)

Sponsor: iWave

Fall 2018

Host: Franklin & Marshall College

Topics: Telling Stories with Graphs (Marianne Pelletier); Portfolio Optimization: From the Toolkit to Construction (Bond Lammey); The Rise of Ratings (Jennifer Filla)

Sponsor: GG&A/Donorscape 

Fall 2017 Host: American Bible Society, November 6, 2017 (Conference Images Above)

Topic: The Network of Data: Being All In
Speakers: Jesse Croom, Director of Advancement Services and Donor Relations, York College of Pennsylvania; and James Garcia, Senior Major Gift Officer, York College of Pennsylvania

Topic: Wealth Screening: A Consultative Approach to Analysis
Speaker: Nick Sollog, The Sollog Group

Sponsor: Target Analytics
Spring 2016 Host: Delaware Valley University, May 23, 2016

Topic: The Three Faces or More of Researchers
Speaker: Elizabeth McHugh, President, EMcHugh Consulting; Administrative Director, PlanetWorks Initiative, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University

Topic: What a Gift Officer Expects from Research
Speaker: Armand Battisti, Fundraising Consultant and Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Delaware

Topic: Teach a Person to Fish: Training Gift Officers and Development Associates in Prospect Research
Speaker: Alexandra Parfitt, Temple University

Sponsor: InfoRich
2015  Did not have a conference due to board transitions.
Fall 2014  Host: Gettysburg College

Topic: Private Company Valuation
Speaker: David Lamb

Topic: Major Gift Officer Panel

Topic: Researchers' Newsletters
Speaker: Maureen Voll, DOD Data, Penn Medicine
Fall 2013  Host: Franklin & Marshall College

Topic: Bringing the Future: Innovations That Impact Prospect Research
Speaker: Helen E. Brown, President, The Helen Brown Group

Topic: Becoming a Trusted Adviser, Using Prospect Research to Boost Giving
Speaker: Jennifer J. Filla, President, Aspire Research Group

Topic: Strengthen Your Linkedin Profile
Speaker: Tammy Halstead, Dir. Of Alumni Advising & Dev., F&M

Topic: Asked to Wear Many Hats?
Speaker: Marge King, President, InfoRich Group, Inc.

Topic: Parent Research and Fundraising
Speaker: Tom Hampsey, Senior Director of Development Research, Lafayette College
Fall 2012  Host: Alvernia University

Topic: Proactive Prospecting for All Times and All Funding Needs
Speaker: Deb Darling

Topic: Prospect Tracking and Moves Management: a Field-by-Field Look
Speaker: Deb Darling

Topic: Research Basics: Finding Pieces to the Puzzle
Speaker: Cindy Progin

Topic: Real Estate Research and Financial Analysis
Speaker: Tom Hampsey
Fall 2011 Host: Shippensburg University
Topic: Estimating Giving Capacity
Speaker: Anne Sheehan
Fall 2010 Host: University of Delaware

Topic: Leaving too Much Money on the Table, Data Analytics
Speaker: Peter Wylie

Topic: Building a Dynamic Partnership: the Prospect Researcher and Dev. Officer Rel.
Speaker: Armando Zumaya
Fall 2009 Host: Elizabethtown College

Topic: Social Media and Your Non Profit
Speaker: Elizabeth Harty

Topic: From Theory to Action: Making Prospect Management Work
Speaker: Chris Cannon
Fall 2008 Host: Franklin & Marshall College

Topic: Advancing the Profile and Relevance of Research
Speaker: Christina Pulawski

Topic: Buddy Can You Spare a $Million?
Speaker: David Lamb

NOTE: This conference marked PREP/APRA's first two-day conference.

Fall 2007 Host: Philadelphia University
Topic: Exploring the Relationship Between Research and Development
Speaker: Andrew Brown
Sponsor: DonorSearch
Spring 2007 Host: Lebanon Valley College
Topic: Research for Campaigns - Before, During, and After
Speaker: Shelby Radcliffe McClintock
Sponsor: iWave Information Systems
Fall 2006 Host: Lehigh University
Topic: Prospect Management and Tracking: Keys to a Successful Fundraising Program
Speaker: Joshua M. Birkholtz
Sponsor: Blackbaud
Spring 2006 Host: West Chester University

Topic: The Art of Google-Fu: How to Master Search Engines and Make Them Do What You Want
Speaker: Steven Hupp

Sponsor: HEP Development
Fall 2005 Host: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Topic: Nuts and Bolts of Prospect Management Policies: The Tried and True and What Will Work for You
Speaker: Lisa A. Thomas

Topic: Predictors of Philanthropy: A Study by WealthEngine
Speaker: Bill Tedesco

Sponsor: WealthEngine
Spring 2005 Host: Franklin & Marshall College
Topic: Using Blogs and Push Technology to Identify Prospects
Topic: Managing the Researcher/Fundraiser Relationship
Speaker: Cathleen Parsons-Nikolic and Jennifer Fuges
Sponsor: Target America

Fall 2004 Host: College Misericordia
Topic: Campaigns: A View from Both Sides
Speakers: Nora Blessner, Paul Strunk, and Joyce Matthews
Sponsor: Community Counseling Services
Spring 2004 Host: Alvernia College
Topic: Money, Politics and Philanthropy:Is There a Llink?
Topic: Ready, Set, Rate: Techniques, Tools and Insights for Rating Your Prospects
Speakers: Abbey Silberman and David Shanton
Sponsor: Marts & Lundy
Fall 2003 Host: Franklin & Marshall College

Topic: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: Turning Private Wealth into Public Gifts
Speaker: David Lawson

Sponsor: Prospect Information Network LLC (P!N)
Spring 2003 Host: Lafayette College
Topic: Mining for Gold: Using Your Database to Identify Your Best Prospects
Speaker: Jeff Zufelt
Sponsor: Target America
Fall 2002 Host: Lehigh University
Topic: International Research and Fundraising
Sponsor: Wealth Engine
Fall 2002 Host: Millersville University
Topic: The Invisible Web
Speakers: Chris Sherman and Gary Price
Sponsor: Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals
Fall 2001 Postponed to Spring 2002 due to September 11, 2001.
Spring 2001 Host: Muhlenberg College
Sponsor: HEP Development
Fall 2000 Host: King's College
Sponsor: Info USA
Spring 2000 Host: Franklin & Marshall College
Topic: Private Company Valuation/Salaries in the Financial Services Sector
Sponsor: Core Data services
Fall 1999 Host: Dickinson College
Sponsor: Target America
Spring 1999 Host: York College
Sponsor: P!N and Foundation Center FC-Search
Fall 1998 Host: Keystone College
Sponsor: Foundation Grantseekers Information Service (FGIS
Spring 1998 Host: Elizabethtown College
Sponsor: Automated Data Collections Solutions (ADCS)
Fall 1997 Host: Bucknell University
Topic: Wall Street for Fundraisers
Sponsor: CDA Investnet
Spring 1997 Unknown
Fall 1996 Unknown
July 1996 Host: Lycoming College
Sponsor: Bentz Whaley Flessner
March 1996 Host: Shippensurg University
Sponsor: Marts & Lundy
Oct. 1995  Host: Wilkes University
July 1995 Host: Lafayette College
Oct. 1994 Host: Franklin & Marshall College
May 1994 Host: Elizabethtown College
Oct. 1993 Host: Muhlenberg College
Mar. 1993 Host: Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary
Oct. 1992 Host: Kutztown University
July 1992 Host: Bryn Mawr College
Mar. 1992 Host: West Chester University
Sep. 1991 Host: Moravian College
June 1991 Host: Millersville University

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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