Apra Fundamentals Faculty



Regina Alhassan, CEO, ResearchPRO

Regina Alhassan is the CEO of ResearchPRO, a leading authority in prospect development and fundraising strategies. With a proven track record in identifying billions of dollars in potential funding, Regina is widely known as "Money" in the nonprofit sector due to her ability to help organizations achieve bold fundraising goals. Regina's industry leadership spans two decades, including her current role as a faculty member for Apra Fundamentals where she shares her knowledge and experience with the next generation of prospect development professionals. She is also a talented award-winning artist, writer and philanthropist and has shared her insights on philanthropy as a TEDx Speaker. Regina's passion for empowering nonprofit leaders and her commitment to making the science of fundraising accessible to all continue to make a significant impact in the industry.


Selene Hurr

Selene Hur, Manager, Prospect Development & Research, YMCA of Greater Toronto

For over 15 years, Selene Hur has been the first and only manager of prospect development and research at the YMCA (Y) of Greater Toronto. She established the Y’s research function and prospect management system, and continues to refine it as the team has grown. Hur enjoys welcoming new talent to our profession and taught for several years at Humber College and Georgian College. She has also presented at several conferences, with a focus on prospect development for small to mid-sized fundraising teams. As an avid volunteer, Hur is the current Chair of Apra Fundamentals, a board member of Toronto Wildlife Centre, former board member of Apra International and past president of Apra Canada. She is the 2024 recipient of Apra’s Margaret Fuhry Award in recognition of her commitment to prospect development through leadership, mentorship and volunteerism.

Hur has a Bachelor of Arts (fine arts and cultural management) from the University of Waterloo, graduate diploma in nonprofit administration from the John Molson School of Business and masters degree of information studies from the University of Toronto.

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Jodi Kohrs, Director of Prospect Management and Research, Minnesota State University

Jodi Kohrs has been the director of prospect management and research for Minnesota State University, Mankato for over 20 years. She is responsible for all prospect identification, research efforts and portfolio management for the fundraising team. Additionally, Kohrs has served as faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Superior for a fundamentals prospect research course.  Kohrs has served in a number of volunteer rolls with Apra International and APRA-MN including as a member of the curriculum committee for Apra International Prospect Development Conference in 2011 and 2020 and as president of Apra-MN.

Kohrs has a bachelor’s degree in business and master’s degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State, Mankato. She is currently serving on the board of trustees for Loyola Catholic School in Mankato and enjoys volunteering at other non-profits. 

Peter Kotowski

Peter Kotowski, Director, Prospect Development, University of Denver

Pete Kotowski is the director of prospect development for the University of Denver (DU). In this role, he is responsible for implementing a prospect management system, overseeing prospect identification processes and research efforts, and division-wide pipeline management as DU enters the public phase of its capital campaign. Prior to this role, Kotowski held several positions on the prospect management and research team at Loyola University Chicago, where he also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of History. Kotowski has held in a number of volunteer rolls with Apra International and Apra IL, including  as a member of the Apra International Conference Planning Committee and as the current president of Apra IL. Kotowski has a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in american history from Loyola University Chicago — where his research focused on the relationship between Quakerism, conceptions of manhood and unfree labor in early Pennsylvania.