The event offers complimentary educational and networking activities for Apra members. Over the course of 10 days, Apra will host select chapters for complimentary learning and networking activities for prospect development professionals in formats that range from Twitter Chats to interactive webinars.
Education Schedule

Monday, February 4, 2019

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Apra Canada Webinar

Topic: At Sunnybrook Foundation, the role of the researcher has evolved beyond the traditional profile to help proactively lead advancement action and strengthen prospect relationships. From small to large shops, researchers need to see themselves as strategic partners and an extended member of the advancement team. In this presentation, Apra Canada members will discuss their day-to-day partnership, the importance of going beyond just bringing profiles to the table, and how to drive action and be a strategic ally.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Ohio Prospect Research Network Webinar

Topic: Did I Do That? Turn the Top 5 Prospect Research Mistakes into Learning Opportunities

From copy and paste fiascos to interoffice missteps, we’ll discuss common mistakes most prospect researchers make and how those mishaps can become opportunities to improve your work as well as make your team better.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Apra Canada Webinar

Topic: Working Your Way Through the Weed(s): Gift Acceptance and the Legalization of Cannabis.

Join Tracey Church as she works through research and gift acceptance policies in relation to the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada (federal legalization in 2018) and the US (~12 states to date). Research includes case studies from the United States, and examples of gifts already accepted in Canada. Tracey also explores the different regional considerations (including provincial and municipal), and lastly, potential ethical and public relations considerations which may impact your policies. Attendee input is welcome as the conversation continues!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Apra Missouri/Kansas Twitter Chat

Topic: How to Grow Your Professional Network

Thursday, February 7, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Apra Pennsylvania Webinar

Topic: Using H1B Data to Determine Salaries

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Apra Indiana Webinar

Topic: Join us for a webinar and discussion based on the 2018 Apra presentation, The Power of One! Prospect Research for the Small Shops. During the first half, the speaker will discuss working in two different kinds of small shops and key strategies to help researchers prioritize their projects. During the second half, participants will get a chance to ask their toughest questions to our experienced speaker.

Friday, February 8, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Apra Florida Webinar

Topic: Join us for an online panel discussion of global trends. First, you’ll watch a 45-minute pre-recorded keynote presentation by Apra Florida member Jennifer Filla highlighting global philanthropy, wealth, economic and cultural trends affecting fundraising and prospect research, with a focus on the U.S. and Canada. Then, join Apra Florida on February 8 for a panel discussion on how your peers are experiencing these trends in their work. Take advantage of this opportunity to share your own experiences and ask questions.

Monday, February 11, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Apra Toronto Podcast

Topic: Data analytics is a hot topic in prospect research circles. Some prospect researchers work at organizations with an analytics program in place, others are learning and experimenting with data analytics, but in every instance, there are still questions about how we can work with data and new technology.

This podcast is a conversation between an experienced prospect researcher and experts from the tech sector. We will start by discussing data analytics basics, such as understanding predictive vs descriptive modelling and how to start working with data. We will then move to broader concepts such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and sentiment analysis and discuss how these technologies might impact charities in the future. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Apra Great Plains Podcast

Topic: New Researchers and Why They Should Love Prospect Development

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Apra-NW Webinar and Twitter Chat

Topic: TBD

Thursday, February 14, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Apra Georgia Article

Topic: Uses of Genealogical Sources in Prospect Research 

Friday, February 15, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Apra Georgia Webinar

Topic: From Prospect Identification to Referral to Gift: Follow-up and follow-through! 

We will discuss how to approach proactive research with the right mixture of knowledge, expertise, discipline, diligence, creativity, curiosity and fun! We will also show how to measure proactive prospect success.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Apra Metro D.C. Article and Twitter Chat

Topic: Donor Advised Funds

February 4th, 2019 2:00 PM through February 15th, 2019 3:00 PM