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.

    Streamline & Accelerate Prospect Development Research 

    Monday, June 27, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

    James Batty, Director of Account Management, Intelligize 
    Body of Knowledge Domain and Competency: Prospect Research 2, 4, 5, 9, & 10; Relationship Management 5; Data Analysis 1 & 9
    Body of Knowledge Level: 

    James Batty will demonstrate how to more efficiently gather key business and financial information about industries, companies and individuals.

    The webinar will provide ways to accelerate research and analysis of SEC filings and other data to extract insight needed to build key components of donor profiles, i.e. compensation, stock holdings, transactions, etc.


    • Mine for specifics within all SEC filings, including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, as well as transactional agreements, proxy statements and securities holdings/ownership forms.
    • Review transactional activity such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, and Exempt Offerings to ascertain ability and propensity of individuals to donate.
    • Benchmark documents to identify historical changes and conduct peer analysis.
    • Monitor and analyze notable activity and the latest trends within an industry.
    • Review hard to find corporate governance materials - drawn directly from companies’ own websites. 

    Key takeaways:

    • Attendees will be able to more efficiently find and use actionable data about individuals’ compensation, stock holdings, career/company changes, connections to multiple companies and transactions such as IPOs and M&As.
    • Attendees will learn how companies file and use SEC filings to understand and work within the SEC ecosystem.

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    Assessing Return on Investment for Modeling and Screening

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

    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

    APRA Members — login to receive free access to these webcasts.

    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

    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!