Prospect Development 2022 Call for Speakers

Submit Proposal

Tuesday, July 26 – Friday, July 29 | Atlanta, GA

Please complete the following steps to submit a proposal by Friday, November 12, 2021.  Log in to your Apra account and select the track that is best aligned with your content to begin.

If you are not an Apra member, you will need to click here to create an account. Apra membership is not required to speak at Prospect Development 2022. 

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Data Science  Prospect Research Relationship Management

Leadership and
Professional Development

Educational Tracks have been aligned with Apra's Body of Knowledge Domains to create a holistic educational experience for Apra members. Click here for session topic suggestions aligned with the BoK.

New this year, Campaigns-related sessions will be tagged as such, but will not be a separate track within the PD program. This change reflects the belief that all Campaigns work is rooted in an understanding of prospect research, relationship management, data science, or leadership. When submitting a session around campaign development or outcomes, please consider which of the 2022 PD tracks is foundational to your content. If you are interested in contributing to Apra’s Campaigns Toolkit, a new collection of videos, articles, and resources to help Prospect Development professionals provide the right strategic intelligence to their organization, please email Apra’s Campaigns Task Force.

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What Should I Submit?

For 2022, we are looking for proposals aligned with the above tracks as well as:

  • Wealth Assessment: Private Company Valuation and Intellectual Property
  • Tracking Volunteer Candidates and Engagement Opportunities
  • Understanding Communication Styles to Enhance Prospect Management Strategy
  • Prospect Research for Smaller Organizations
  • Metrics for Beginners
  • How Prospect Research Can Identify Diverse Prospective Donors
  • The Future of Capacity Ratings
And much more! Download the Prospect Development 2022 Body of Knowledge Topic Suggestions to learn more.

Don't take our word for it! Hear what past presenters have to say

“The Apra community was really the cherry on top of my great first-time experience speaking at Apra Prospect Development. There were so many supportive people, both internally and the attendees alike. I felt like I received as much as I gave.” 

- Suzi Elzie-Tuttle, Senior Development Analyst, UC Berkeley

"Apra PD is the premier conference for prospect development and it is such a thrilling experience to be able to spend time with your peers talking about the most urgent needs and cutting edge ideas we have. The Apra community is so collaborative, and year after year I find people willing to share their best practices. We are all in this together, making each other better.

- Thomas Turner, Regional Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics International Justice Mission

Being a speaker for Apra Prospect Development was an amazing experience. Everyone was so helpful and encouraging. The speaker team was quick to respond and were clear in their instructions and requirements. I would highly recommend speaking at an Apra conference if you haven't done so already."

- Michael Van Dyke, Blackbaud Principal Business Consultant