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    APRA Online Solutions Showcase

    Take advantage of complimentary webcasts - exclusive to APRA members!

    The APRA Online Solutions Showcase provides you with complimentary year-round learning, through webcasts provided by APRA's valued partners. Complimentary to APRA members, the Online Solutions Showcase will provide you with solutions for current challenges you may be experiencing, insights into optimizing your prospect pipeline and access to practical fundraising and prospect development content.


    How Non-Profits Can Deepend Relationships with Donors Using Analytics and Moves Management

    Date and Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Central Time
    Speaker: Gabe Cooper, CEO, VirtuousCRM 

    Body of Knowledge Domain and Competency: Relationship Management 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8; Data Analytics 2, 6, & 8;  
    Body of Knowledge Level: I & II

    In order for nonprofits to survive in today's world, they need to figure out how to personalize their communication at scale. Organizations that see donors as numbers and don't seem to understand the giving needs and capacity of each donor will ultimately fail. This webinar will help organizations better understand the passions, relationships and giving capacity of each donor, then personalize communication in a way that truly grows generosity.

    Register here!


    Basic Data Security and Hygiene for Development and Advancement Staff

    Date and Time:  Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Central Time
    Speakers: Gillian Wu, Client Engagement Manager, GG+A Analytics & Alex Marianyi, Operations Manager, GG+A Analytics
    Body of Knowledge Domain and Competency: Prospect Research 1
    Body of Knowledge Level: I

    Alex Marianyi and Gillian Wu of GG+A Analytics will host a high-level overview of basic data security and hygiene for development and advancement staff. Organizations with small development teams will benefit from helpful tips on ensuring that prospect data is kept clean, safe, and secure.   

    Register here!


    Online Solutions Showcase Replays Are Available in the APRA Online Store

    Visit the APRA Online Store to purchase past Online Solutions Showcase webcasts including:

    • Behind the Scores – The Untold Story of Data
    • Securing Principal Gifts to Further Your Organization’s Mission
    • Case Study: Getting Started with Predictive Analytics at the University of Washington - Seattle

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    We Have Always Done it That Way: The Tension Between Tradition and Best Fundraising Practices

    Wednesday, Apr 21, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

    Speaker: 
    Lawrence Henze, Senior Consultant, Target Analytics
    Body of Knowledge Domain and Competency: Prospect Research 2; Relationship Management 6 & 15; Data Analytics 1, 7, & 8; Campaigns 5 & 6
    Body of Knowledge Level: I

    Over the years, nonprofits have adopted practices that have “weathered the test of time” or exist because “we have always done it that way”; but are they really the best practices, or are we sticking with these precedents because we fear change? If we could start from scratch, what would we introduce as best practices? Would we allow data, statistical observations and common sense to overrule tradition? This session will propose best practice solutions, from research and prospect development through solicitation and stewardship. Learn how to break away from practices that are less than the best and seek new levels of success for your organization.

    Register here!