Apra Awards

2023 Apra Professional of the Year Award

2023 Apra Professional of the Year Award Explanation

The Apra Professional of the Year Award recognizes a prospect development professional who has had a significant positive impact on their organization’s success in fulfilling its mission. The award is intended to recognize the skills, talents, and accomplishments of a member of our profession who has gone above and beyond the scope of their core duties and played a leadership role in their organization.

A committee of Apra members will select one (1) Apra Professional of the Year and the award will be presented at Prospect Development 2023. The Apra Professional of the Year award recipient receives one complimentary conference registration, accommodations, and travel expenses (not to exceed $1,000 USD).

Self-nominations are permitted. If nominating yourself, please include the name(s) of and contact information for your immediate supervisor(s). Nominations are now closed.  


  • Be employed by a nonprofit organization registered with its national governing authority (if in the United States, a 501(c)(3).
  • Conducts prospect research and/or relationship management in their position at least 50% of the time.
  • Be an Apra member in good standing. 

Judging Factors

  • Developed or significantly enhanced a program at their organization directly impacting the organization’s ability to raise more money.

Please email info@aprahome.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Award selection committee members will abstain from nominating or scoring any nominees that work at their same organization. Current selection committee members are not eligible to receive award.