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APRA History 2006

APRA Highlights

January 200606FallSymp.jpgAs a way of providing fuller staff resources for marketing, conference and educational planning, accounting and administrative support, APRA transitions to new management that provides stronger resources and opportunities for growth.

Virtual Seminars
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Web Searching, Electronic Screening Planning and Implementation, Discovering New Donors Through Data Mining and Statistical Analysis, Best Practices for Prospect Management and Reporting During a Campaign, Corporate and Foundation Research, and Assessing the Value of Real Estate.

Symposium Topics
New Researchers, Advanced Researchers, and Research in Campaigns.

Board Members
Pamela Poland, President
Michael Quevli, Secretary/Treasurer
Education and Professional Development Team — Elizabeth Crabtree (VP), Chris Cannon, Janice Cunning, Hodan Hassan
Information Resources Team — Barbara Fanning (VP), Mark DeFilippis, Lisa Howley
Marketing amd Membership Services Team — Phoebe Slanetz (VP), David Shanton, Karen Stitsworth

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More than 850 attended the 19th Annual International Conference, Donor-Focused and Data-Driven, in Orlando, Florida. Wealth Engine with WealthID.com continued as Platinum Sponsors. Their generosity supported the 2006 Conference and Connections.

  • Keynote; Dr. Claire Gaudiani, author Of six books and monographs and more than 80 articles.
  • Conference Volunteers: Elizabeth Crabtree, Conference Chair; Chris Cannon, Janice Cunning and Hodan Hassan, Conference Vice Chairs; Carol Harlow, Steve Knight and Debbie Menoher, Volunteer Co-Chairs; Anne Blankinship, Karen Fenton and Elaine Kessinger, Hospitality Co-Chairs; Michel Hudson and Jennifer Kaye, Roundtable Coordinators; Track Chairs were Elizabeth Dollhopf Brown, Kelly Johnson, Caroline Kim, Karen Maki, Jill Meister, Ilana Lester Moreno, Deborah Mueller, Chris Pipkins, Joan Reiss, Rob Scott, Charles Snyder, Tasha Thomas and Armando Zumaya
  • APRA Distinguished Service Award (sponsored by Bentz Whaley Flessner): Elizabeth McHugh
  • APRA Foundation Margaret Fuhry Grant: Angi Bedell
  • APRA Visionary Award: Bobbie Strand06McHugh.jpg

Was relaunched as an electronic publication that was edited by APRA Board member Lisa Howley and an Editorial Committee. 2006 themes included The Ins and Outs of Prospect Management, Central Intelligence: Roles of Research in a Capital Campaign, Research Profiles: Is a Paradigm Shift Approaching?, and Research Under Fire: A Prospect’s Right to Privacy.

November 2006
APRA formalizes support of the MARC Conference. APRA Skills Sets were again expanded to include a new set on Relationship Management. A strategic planning session was held by the Board. Six strategic initiatives were approved. APRA launched a new Web site design.

2006 Professions Survey and Demographics Summary
There were 1,057 usable surveys completed, an 18 percent increase over the 2005 Member Survey.

World Headlines

  • Enron Execs Found Guilty of Conspiracy and Fraud
  • Enron Founder Ken Lay Dies of Heart Attack
  • Tainted Spinach Leaves Three Dead
  • Trans-Atlantic Terrorist Plot spoiled, Results in 3-1-1 TSA Rule on Liquids
  • Democrats Take Control of Congress
  • Saddam Hussein Found Guilty for 1982 War Crime, Hanged.

Dow Jones

  • High — 12,446
  • Low — 10,667

Forbes' World's Richest — Top Three

  1. Bill Gates; U.S.; computer software; $50.0 billion
  2. Warren Buffett; U.S.; stock market; $42.0 billion
  3. Carlos Slim Helu; Mexico; telecommunications; $30.0 billion

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