Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Income: It's Not Just the Numbers
Presented by Amy Begg, Managing Director of Prospect Management, Harvard University
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 11am - 12pm

High income earners often have similar assets to those in finance who are typically compensated through a bonus structure. The ways in which they earn their income impacts how they think about their money and ultimately their philanthropy. Explore the psychology of this and strategies we might employ toward these industries.

Amy Begg shares this session with Apra Metro DC fresh off the heels of the CASE Annual Conference for Development Researchers. Seats are limited!

This free webinar is open to Apra Metro DC members only. Register here!
To learn more about the chapter and join, click here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Remembering Natalie Larmon

Apra Colleagues,

The prospect development community and Apra Metro DC chapter experienced a tremendous loss late last month. One of our programming committee members, Natalie Larmon, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 37.

She was a senior prospect analyst at The George Washington University and joined the Apra Metro DC Programming Committee in 2016.  Natalie was a passionate volunteer and prior to her work with the DC chapter, she was treasurer and conference-co chair for CARA in her home state of California.

The board and I feel so honored to have known and worked with Natalie. She was a bright light in the Apra DC family. We will miss her joyful personality, her humor, and her delight in all things nerdy.

GW Today has posted a tribute that we encourage you to read so you can learn a bit more about our friend. Her family have set up a GoFundMe campaign to assist with arrangements.

Rachel Collins
President, Apra Metro DC

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Lunch and Learn: The Value of Verifications with BWF

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum| 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Classroom C
Metro: Smithsonian

Most fundraising departments know that wealth screenings can be very helpful, but to get the best results, additional review by prospect research is needed. BWF insight has analyzed the data from thousands of screened records from capacity verification projects to demonstrate and quantify the value of verification. In this session, Roslyn Clarke, Director of Prospect Research Services, will define verification, cover some helpful strategies BWF developed and lessons they learn in the process, and quantify the value of conducting verification on screening records.

This free event is open to chapter members only. Lunch will be provided!

Register now!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

RESCHEDULED: Exclusive Foundation Center Event
Save the Date: Thursday, December 13 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Foundation Center, 1627 K Street, NW, Third Floor | Metro: Farragut North, Farragut West, or McPherson Square

Stuck on prospecting for new sources of foundation support? Need to research a foundation and don't know where to start? Join Melissa Grannetino, Engagement Specialist, and Apra Metro DC for a private tutorial of resources at the Foundation Center, a leading source of information on philanthropy, fundraising, and grant programs! DC is lucky enough to host one of only five Foundation Center locations in the country where researchers can access key databases for FREE and learn from the pros. You don't want to miss this one!

Come with your lunch and your questions! This free event is open to both members and non-members.

Space is filling up. Register now!


Monday, August 27, 2018

Call for Presentation Proposals for the 2019 Apra Metro DC Annual Conference

Apra Metro DC Annual Conference is the premiere event for prospect research professionals in the DC area. Apra members are full of interesting insights and industry knowledge. We invite you to share your knowledge at the 2019 Apra Metro DC Annual Conference with a presentation that showcases your strengths.

All submissions should address one of the topics in each domain of Apra's Body of Knowledge: Prospect Research, Data Analytics, Relationship Management, and Campaigns. We will also review submissions on Professional Development.

What we are looking for:

  • Original presentations that have not recently been used at other conferences.
  • Educational, actionable and engaging content that is formatted in a "how-to" style.
  • A title that clearly conveys the type of presentation you are proposing.
  • An abstract of no more than 300 words that addresses the topic of your presentation and two to three key takeaways the audience will enjoy.
  • Include who is in your target audience: small shops, large shops, general audience, etc.
  • Sessions will be allotted 60 minutes, so be prepared to be concise.
  • Abstracts should follow the following style guidelines: uses active voice, uses an AP style and is written in the third person.
Submission Deadline Extended to September 17, 2018!

Submit your proposal here.

Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration. In addition, limited funds are available for travel reimbursement.

We look forward to hearing from you!