Please see below for the exceptional educational content you can expect at Prospect Development 2019 and the 2019 Data Analytics Symposium!

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Tuesday, July 30

Wednesday, July 31

Registration, Volunteer & Hospitality Desks Open
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Wednesday, Jul 31st (7:30 AM - 7:00 PM)
Breakfast (For Pre-Conference, DAS and NRS Registrants)
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Wednesday, Jul 31st (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover: How Intuition, Experience, Judgement, and Data Help Us Understand the Real Story
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 31st (9:00 AM - 10:15 AM)
Building a Grateful Patient Program
Track: Prospect Research
Wednesday, Jul 31st (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Diversity and Inclusion in Prospect Development
Track: Strategic Management
Wednesday, Jul 31st (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Program Evaluation: Assessing More Than Just a Prospect's Capacity
Track: Strategic Management
Wednesday, Jul 31st (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
The Numbers Matter: DO Metrics & KPIs in a Campaign
Track: Campaigns
Wednesday, Jul 31st (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
New Researchers Symposium
Track: New Researchers Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 31st (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Data Analytics Symposium
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 31st (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Applied Machine Learning with Python: Donor Upgrade Targeting
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 31st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunch on Own
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Wednesday, Jul 31st (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Better Together: Visualizing Annual Giving Efforts to Predict Donor Activity
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 31st (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Breaking it Down: Customized Analytics Score
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 31st (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
A Stepwise Approach to Strategic Planning
Track: Strategic Management
Wednesday, Jul 31st (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Data Rules - Prospect Development in the Age of Privacy
Track: Strategic Management
Wednesday, Jul 31st (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Executive Leadership Cohort
Track: Executive Leadership Cohort
Wednesday, Jul 31st (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Lessons for New and Aspiring Leaders
Track: Strategic Management
Wednesday, Jul 31st (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
The Other Faces of Prospect Development - Part 2: Continuing the Discussion
Track: Relationship Management
Wednesday, Jul 31st (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Heroes vs. Villains: Emerging Technology, New Data & it's Impact on Prospect Identification
Track: Vendor Sessions
Wednesday, Jul 31st (2:45 PM - 3:15 PM)
Optimize your Fundraising efforts with donorCentrics™ Advanced Performance Dashboards
Track: Vendor Sessions
Wednesday, Jul 31st (2:45 PM - 3:15 PM)
Generating Insights from Clustering Large Donors
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 31st (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Strategic Road Mapping - Navigating Your Fundraisers' Territories
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 31st (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Welcome Reception
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Wednesday, Jul 31st (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Thursday, August 1

Registration, Volunteer & Hospitality Desks Open
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Thursday, Aug 1st (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Breakfast with Exhibitors
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Thursday, Aug 1st (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Get Involved with Apra!
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Thursday, Aug 1st (8:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
Fear Less. Do More.
Track: General Session
Thursday, Aug 1st (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Beverage Break (Exhibit Hall Open)
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
All A-Board! Successful Board and Senior Executive Peer Reviews, Expectations, and Communication
Track: Strategic Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Ask A Gift Officer - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask
Track: Relationship Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Ask the Ethicist - LIVE!
Track: Strategic Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Building a Predictive Model: Theory to Application
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
International (Wo)Men of Mystery: An Analyst's Guide to Vetting International Prospects
Track: Prospect Research
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Partnerships in Pipeline Development
Track: Relationship Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Predictive Model Evaluation Using Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Think Like a Philanthropist
Track: Campaigns
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Using Recommender Systems to Identify Prospect Interests
Track: Data Science
Thursday, Aug 1st (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Apra Awards Luncheon
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Thursday, Aug 1st (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Let's Talk About Transparency: BWF's Approach to Prospect Development
Track: Vendor Sessions
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Moving Past Pyramids: A Data-Driven Approach to Lifecycle Analysis
Track: Vendor Sessions
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Power Your Research: Tips and Tools in a Flash!
Track: Vendor Sessions
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Segmenting Tiers of Wealth
Track: Vendor Sessions
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Smarter, Faster, Strong: Unveiling The New iWave
Track: Vendor Sessions
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Tableau for Excel Snobs
Track: Vendor Sessions
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
The Fourth Industrial Revolution & Philanthropy: What AI Means for Fundraising
Track: Vendor Sessions
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Windfall Product Roadmap: A Fresh Approach to Propensity Modeling
Track: Vendor Sessions
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
The Advancement Ecosystem - Pairing Engagement with Giving
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)
The Art of Refined Conjecture: Using Data Marts To Go Beyond the CRM
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)
Beyond Capacity: Wrangling Ratings for Fundraising Success
Track: Relationship Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
Biting Off as Much as You Can Chew: Managing the Wealth Screening Data Smorgasbord
Track: Prospect Research
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
Empower Yourself to Improve Gift Officer Relationships
Track: Strategic Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
How to Build Awareness Around Marginalized Identities: A Panel Discussion
Track: Prospect Research
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
Managing for Innovation and Retention
Track: Strategic Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
The Million Donor Question: How the ACLU Identified Its Best Prospects During Times of Change
Track: Prospect Research
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
Using Data Science to Improve Fundraiser Metrics and Optimize Portfolios
Track: Data Science
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
What Comes Next? A Panel Discussion of Post-Campaign Activities...
Track: Campaigns
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
Auditing the Auditors: an overview of fundraising audit reports at the University of Texas at Austin
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:30 PM - 2:50 PM)
Relationship Mapping with Tableau and R
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:30 PM - 2:50 PM)
Auditing the Auditors Q&A
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:50 PM - 3:10 PM)
fundRaising: An R Package for Fundraising Analytics
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (2:50 PM - 3:10 PM)
Case Study: Development of a Comprehensive Advancement Reporting System at UMUC
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (3:10 PM - 3:30 PM)
Confidence Trickster: How to know when you're right
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (3:10 PM - 3:30 PM)
Beverage Break (Exhibit Hall Open)
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Thursday, Aug 1st (3:45 PM - 4:15 PM)
Using Data Effectively: Beyond Art & Science
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (4:00 PM - 5:15 PM)
Everything I Needed to Know About Talent Management I Learned from World of Warcraft
Track: Strategic Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
From the Heights of the Pyramids: Demystifying Campaign Pyramids One Stone At a Time
Track: Campaigns
Thursday, Aug 1st (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
Prospect Management without Micro-Management: Strategies for Small Teams
Track: Relationship Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
Revitalizing Prospect Management
Track: Campaigns
Thursday, Aug 1st (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
Setting Up a Campaign Prospect Pipeline - All This Data! Where Do We Go From here?
Track: Relationship Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
The Mindful Researcher
Track: Strategic Management
Thursday, Aug 1st (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
What Does "Big Data" Mean for Fundraising Analytics?
Track: Data Science
Thursday, Aug 1st (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
You Aren’t Alone: Training Support Staff & Student Workers to Research
Track: Prospect Research
Thursday, Aug 1st (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
DAS Group Discussion: Experimental Data Science - Lessons from the Lab
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (5:15 PM - 6:00 PM)
DAS Group Discussion: Taking the Next Step Up Mt. Data
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (5:15 PM - 6:00 PM)
DAS Group Discussion: What does "big data" mean for fundraising analytics?
Track: Data Analytics Symposium
Thursday, Aug 1st (5:15 PM - 6:00 PM)
First Time Attendee Reception
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Thursday, Aug 1st (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

Friday, August 2

Apra Walks
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (6:30 AM - 8:00 AM)
Breakfast with Exhibitors
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Registration Desk Open
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Volunteer & Hospitality Desk Open
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Apra Talks
Track: General Session
Friday, Aug 2nd (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Beverage Break (Exhibit Hall Open)
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Finding Challenges and Opportunities in a Nontraditional Campaign
Track: Campaigns
Friday, Aug 2nd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Key Metrics in Major Giving Fundraising
Track: Strategic Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Partnering with Gift Officers: Forecasting, Moves Management and Establishing a Policy
Track: Relationship Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Portfolio Power & Relationship Management
Track: Relationship Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Report Branding | Using Style with Substance to Generate Trust
Track: Data Science
Friday, Aug 2nd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Strategic Discussion – Stepping Away from Cleanup and Focusing on Meaningful Conversations
Track: Relationship Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
The Easy Button for Event Prep: Implementing a Proactive Event Briefing Process
Track: Prospect Research
Friday, Aug 2nd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
This or That: Saying No to Low-Impact Projects to Pave the Way for More Strategy
Track: Prospect Research
Friday, Aug 2nd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
How to prevent high-impact donors from falling through the cracks?
Track: Vendor Sessions
Friday, Aug 2nd (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
Identifying Next Generation Donors: Leveraging Social Media
Track: Vendor Sessions
Friday, Aug 2nd (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
Let's Talk About Transparency: BWF's Approach to Prospect Development
Track: Vendor Sessions
Friday, Aug 2nd (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
Moving Past Pyramids: A Data-Driven Approach to Lifecycle Analysis
Track: Vendor Sessions
Friday, Aug 2nd (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
Strategy Beyond Screening
Track: Vendor Sessions
Friday, Aug 2nd (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
Using RFM Analytics to perfect your 'ask'
Track: Vendor Sessions
Friday, Aug 2nd (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
What's New with Nexis for Development Professionals
Track: Vendor Sessions
Friday, Aug 2nd (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
Which Cloud is Right for You?
Track: Vendor Sessions
Friday, Aug 2nd (11:45 AM - 12:30 PM)
Exhibit Hall Open
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Lunch
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Passport to Prizes Drawing
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (1:15 PM - 1:30 PM)
$6 Billion Plan - Campaign Success - Prospect Research, Data Analytics, Relationship Management
Track: Campaigns
Friday, Aug 2nd (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Demonstrating Success: Prospect Development Metrics at UC Berkeley
Track: Strategic Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Dynamic Small Major Gifts Events
Track: Prospect Research
Friday, Aug 2nd (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Filling a Knowledge Gap: Investment Insights to Benefit Prospect Researchers and Fundraisers
Track: Prospect Research
Friday, Aug 2nd (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Geographic Prospecting Using Excel Maps
Track: Prospect Research
Friday, Aug 2nd (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Renew and Improve: Creating Research Products for Changing Organizations
Track: Prospect Research
Friday, Aug 2nd (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
The Many-Faced God Has Many Names: Creating Prospect Personas for an Analytic Affinity Model
Track: Relationship Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Virtual and Traditional Office Environments: Are They Created Equal?
Track: Strategic Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Clue, Monopoly, Risk – Prospect Development as an International Game and How to Play It
Track: Strategic Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)
Data Strategies for a Successful Campaign
Track: Campaigns
Friday, Aug 2nd (2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)
Herding Cats: Working Productively with Fundraisers
Track: Relationship Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)
I’ll Be There For You: How to Build and Utilize Relationships to Get Buy-in for Research Projects
Track: Relationship Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)
Measuring Success: A Crash Course in Fundraising Dashboards Using Microsoft Power BI
Track: Data Science
Friday, Aug 2nd (2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)
Metrics Are Not Just for Fundraisers
Track: Prospect Research
Friday, Aug 2nd (2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)
Special Butterflies: The Metamorphosis of Unique Portfolios
Track: Relationship Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)
What is the Right Funding Level Required to Optimize Your Next Campaign?
Track: Campaigns
Friday, Aug 2nd (2:45 PM - 3:45 PM)
Beverage Break
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (3:45 PM - 4:00 PM)
Creating Unit-Specific Planned Gift Likelihood Ratings
Track: Data Science
Friday, Aug 2nd (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Data Driven Strategies for Annual Giving: How Prospect Development Can Partner with Our Annual Giving Colleagues
Track: Data Science
Friday, Aug 2nd (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Flying Cowboys and Performing Hawkeyes: Discovering New Prospects Using an Interest-Based, Social Media-Driven Approach
Track: Prospect Research
Friday, Aug 2nd (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
International Research in Asia or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Thinking Outside-the-Box
Track: Prospect Research
Friday, Aug 2nd (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Leadership is Hard ... and that's ok
Track: Strategic Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Putting Together Pieces and Parts: Customize a Campaign for Your Cause-Related Organization
Track: Campaigns
Friday, Aug 2nd (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Reporting & Visualization Techniques for Relationship Management
Track: Relationship Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Unleashing Creativity through Connection
Track: Strategic Management
Friday, Aug 2nd (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Chapter Leaders Reception
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Friday, Aug 2nd (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Prospect Development Group Discussion - Advocacy in Action (Presented by the Apra Advocacy Committee)
Track: Networking
Friday, Aug 2nd (5:45 PM - 6:30 PM)
Prospect Development Group Discussion - Dreaming Big
Track: Networking
Friday, Aug 2nd (5:45 PM - 6:30 PM)
Prospect Development Group Discussion - Metrics for Prospect Development
Track: Networking
Friday, Aug 2nd (5:45 PM - 6:30 PM)
Prospect Development Group Discussion - Policies & Procedures
Track: Networking
Friday, Aug 2nd (5:45 PM - 6:30 PM)
Prospect Development Group Discussion - Recruitment and Career Development
Track: Networking
Friday, Aug 2nd (5:45 PM - 6:30 PM)

Saturday, August 3

Breakfast
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Saturday, Aug 3rd (7:30 AM - 8:00 AM)
30 Resources in 60 Minutes
Track: Prospect Research
Saturday, Aug 3rd (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Brick by Brick: Laying the Foundation for Relationship Management
Track: Relationship Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Building a Pipeline Through Collaborative Fundraising
Track: Relationship Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Good to Great: Building a Culture of Transparency, Accountability, and Collaboration from the Ground Up
Track: Campaigns
Saturday, Aug 3rd (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Keep It Crisp: Starting Analytics Success through Constant Focus On the Why
Track: Data Science
Saturday, Aug 3rd (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Successful Trips for Your Fundraisers
Track: Prospect Research
Saturday, Aug 3rd (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Tending the Crops: Growing a Data-Driven Program for Your Fundraising Pipeline
Track: Relationship Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Why Don’t Our Nonprofits Look Like Our Communities?
Track: Strategic Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Beverage Break
Track: Breaks, Meals, Other
Saturday, Aug 3rd (9:00 AM - 9:15 AM)
A Little Bit of Everything: Being a Solo Researcher and Loving It!
Track: Relationship Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Analytics Beyond Excel
Track: Data Science
Saturday, Aug 3rd (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Effective Time Management: The Key to Proactive Research
Track: Prospect Research
Saturday, Aug 3rd (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Healthcare/Grateful Patient Pipeline that DO’s are Excited About
Track: Relationship Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
How to Win Friends and Influence Fundraisers: 5 Key Strategies for Successful Prospect Managers
Track: Relationship Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Reimagining Possibilities, Designing Solutions and Finding New Hope in a CRM: A Salesforce Story
Track: Relationship Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Think Like a Fundraiser – Use Ratings and Prioritization Tools to Get Movement on New Prospects
Track: Prospect Research
Saturday, Aug 3rd (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Wanted: Librarians and Bankers - Recruiting & Hiring for Prospect Development
Track: Strategic Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Bringing New Life to Prospect Development Meetings
Track: Relationship Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Children of Notable Parents: Targeted Segmentation to Identify Families of Wealth
Track: Prospect Research
Saturday, Aug 3rd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
DIY: Alumni Engagement Score
Track: Data Science
Saturday, Aug 3rd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Essentials for Campaign-Focused Executive Portfolio Reviews
Track: Campaigns
Saturday, Aug 3rd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Grateful Scholars: Do High-Achieving Alumni Give Back?
Track: Prospect Research
Saturday, Aug 3rd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Let Me Tell You 'Bout My Best Friend: A Tactical Approach to Building Relationships with Development Officers
Track: Strategic Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Measuring the Measurers | Developing Performance Metrics for Data Analysts
Track: Strategic Management
Saturday, Aug 3rd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Showcasing Your Value: Prospect Development as a Revenue Generator in the Age of Big Data
Track: Prospect Research
Saturday, Aug 3rd (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)