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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.


    International Prospect Research: Approaches and Country-Specific Considerations

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CST

    Speakers: Kat Banakis, Senior Director, GG+A Analytics & Jennifer Filla, CEO and founder of Prospect Research Institute; Richard Kepple, Director of Prospect Research, Carnegie Mellon University
    Body of Knowledge Domain and Competency: Prospect Research 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
    Body of Knowledge Level: I & II

    International prospects present a unique challenge in prospects research. This webinar will include approaches and techniques for international prospect research as well as a country-specific drill down that Carnegie Mellon University has recently undertaken for Chinese prospects.

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    Assessing Return on Investment for Modeling and Screening

    Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CST

    Speakers: 
    Kat Banakis, Senior Director, GG+A Analytics & Nikki Strothers, Assistant Director of Records, Stockton University
    Body of Knowledge Domain and Competency: Prospect Research 1, 4 & 5; Relationship Management 3; Campaigns 6
    Body of Knowledge Level: I & II

    The webinar will cover the return on investment for modeling and re-modeling populations. The webinar will include an interview with Stockton University, which did modeling projects in 2011 and 2015. During that time, the institution expanded from a college to a university serving the Atlantic City community.

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    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!