Events

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Chapters Share the Knowledge

Chapters Share the Knowledge will take place February 4-15, 2019! 

Plan to join us for this opportunity to learn and connect with your fellow Apra members from across the world.

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

Missed a webinar? Recordings will be available on Apra University soon. Contact info@aprahome.org with questions about access to past Chapters Share the Knowledge webinar recordings.

Education Schedule

Monday, February 4, 2019

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

Apra Canada Webinar

Topic: Partners in Dime: How Research Proactively Supports Advancement to Drive Action

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.

View the webinar here.

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.

Thanks for joining us! This webinar has ended. 

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!

Thanks for joining us! This webinar has ended. 

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

Networking can be intimidating for many of us. Talking to strangers at an event or asking for advice on a resource or policy from someone you meet at a conference are nerve-wracking experiences for some. However, professional connections can lead to new career opportunities, greater knowledge and sometimes even friendships. Join Apra Mo/Kan members for a lively Twitter discussion on growing your professional network. Use the hashtag #ApraChats to join the conversation! 

Follow Apra Missouri/Kansas on Twitter to follow along and participate in the chat. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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

Apra Pennsylvania Webinar

Topic: Using H1B Data to Determine Salaries

The Immigration and Nationality Act requires that the hiring of foreign workers by companies operating within the United States not adversely affect the wages of American workers comparably employed. In order to ensure compliance, companies that sponsor foreign workers through visa programs are required to submit detailed labor condition applications to the US Department of Labor. Most relevant for prospect researchers, companies that use the H-1B visa to sponsor highly skilled foreign workers must submit an application to the Department of Labor that contains, among other things, each worker's job title, workplace zip code, expected salary or salary range, and more. The Department of Labor publishes detailed information of this sort from hundreds of thousands of H-1B visa applications annually, with fields such as information technology, medicine, finance, and law being especially well represented. This webinar will share where to find these data, describe their strengths and limitations, and illustrate with examples.

If you're in the Philadelphia or Pittsburgh area, join us at one of our webinar watch parties here

Thanks for joining us! This webinar has ended. 

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.

Thanks for joining us! This webinar has ended. 

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.

Thanks for joining us! This webinar has ended. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

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

Apra Canada 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 modeling 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. 

Speaker Bios

Kevin Ganapathy, Partner, Pixelbot
Kevin is the founder of Pixelbot, a software development company specializing in innovative technical strategies and solutions. With a degree in computer science from Simon Fraser University, he has over a decade of experience in programming, data management, and business. Pixelbot has worked on data-centric projects for businesses, government, and international non-profits whose influence has helped shape global policy in areas such as the environment. Under Kevin's leadership, Pixelbot designs vision-driven data strategies and crafts solutions to enable effective decision making.

Noah Marconi, CTO, Tag Loyalty
A researcher turned developer, Noah comes with over a decade of experience spanning research, analytics, and software development. No stranger to emergent technology, he is right at home in intersection between AI and Blockchain.

Beginning his career as a researcher at Vision Critical, Noah migrated to the product side to design and build research automation tools. More recently, Noah has held the position of Scientist at Zero Gravity Labs (LoyaltyOne’s innovation arm) and Vice President, Research & Development at BlockAble Inc.

Moderated by Meghana Jakate, Senior Specialist Research Services at SickKids Foundation.

Download the podcast here.

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

Download the podcast here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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

Apra Northwest Webinar and Twitter Chat

Topic: Join the Apra Northwest Chapter for a panel conversation on Onboarding and “Offboarding” and establishing best practices for successful staff transitions at your organization.

Meanwhile, join us on Twitter! Use the hashtag #ApraChats to join the conversation. 

Download the webinar here.

Thursday, February 14, 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!  Join Prisca Zaccaria, Senior Director, Prospect Development at the University of Georgia, to discuss how to approach proactive research with the right mixture of knowledge, expertise, discipline, diligence, creativity, curiosity and fun. The chapter will also show how to measure proactive prospect success.

Thanks for joining us! This webinar has ended. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

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

Apra Georgia Webinar

Topic: Uses of Genealogical Sources in Prospect Research

Join Brian Wilson, Assistant Director of Prospect Research Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Emory University, from the Apra Georgia Chapter. Points of discussion will include genealogy and prospect research definitions, components of genealogical research, and genealogy tools that can be useful for prospect research.

Thanks for joining us! This webinar has ended. 

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

Apra Metro D.C. Article and Twitter Chat

Topic: A Defense of Donor Advised Funds: We Believe DAFS Are Our Future

Apra Metro DC President, Rachel Collins, @rachellynnec, leads a conversation with Apra President-Elect, Bond Lammey (@lammeyb) and Apra Metro DC Immediate Past President, Lindsey Nadeau (@_LindseyNadeau) on misconceptions about donor-advised funds and the added value they can offer both to philanthropists and charitable organizations. Use the hashtag #ApraChats to join the conversation! 

View article here in advance of the Twitter chat on February 15.