Monday, December 22, 2014

2015 MARC Call for Speakers

Call for speakers for MARC 2015 is now open. Submit your presentation proposal today and be recognized as a subject-matter expert by peers and managers along with developing your professional career. This year’s MARC sessions will also be aligned with APRA’s Body of Knowledge, a comprehensive tool that helps individuals and their managers identify growth opportunities and ensure they have the knowledge and resources needed to excel in their current positions or assume new responsibilities at their organizations. To submit a presentation, visit:

MARC 2015 will be June 1-3, 2015 at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Deadline for submissions is December 19 so submit your proposal today! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

APRA Metro DC Members Presenting at APRA-VA Conference, November 20

Are you attending the APRA Virginia 20th Anniversary Conference on November 20-21 in Richmond? Be sure to say hello to APRA Metro DC President Devon Villa Gessert and chapter member Bond Lammey, who are presenting on November 20.

Devon will be presenting on "Relationship Management @ AU: A Case Study" and Bond will be sharing her knowledge in her presentation, "Data Visualization." For more information and the full conference schedule, check out the APRA Virginia website.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Join APRA Metro DC for happy hour next week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Toro Toro | Happy Hour Menu
1300 Eye Street NW | Metro: Metro Center and McPherson Square

The location of our November happy hour has changed! Join us next week at Toro Toro to socialize and network with DC-area prospect development professionals. Members and non-members are welcome, so bring a colleague. Please register if you're planning to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

APRA Data Analytics Boot Camp

Are you new to the field of data analytics? Are you a veteran to prospect development and want to break into the world of data analytics? No matter your prospect development level, this symposium offers tools and knowledge you can use immediately to enhance your organization's fundraising efforts and advance your career.
APRA International's Data Analytics Boot Camp - to be held November 6-7, 2014 in Atlanta, GA - is a great opportunity to receive analytics training specifically for non-profit professionals.  Additionally, you will network with peers across the industry.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chapter Member Bond T. Lammey Presents on Data Visualization, October 8

Improve your knowledge and support APRA DC chapter member Bond Lammey as she presents on Data Visualization at Your Organization! In this session, Bond will walk you through five data visualization techniques that can help you represent data in simple terms to provide the biggest impact for your organization.

Data Visualization at Your Organization
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:30am
The Foundation Center - Washington, DC
Click here to register!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Call for Articles

APRA Metro DC is calling for articles for the Fall 2014 issue of The Prospector, its semi-annual newsletter. Do you have a unique prospect research topic, whether it be a personal experience, a case study on a project you or your organization is undertaking or a contemporary look on a topic covered in other fundraising and philanthropy publications? Please submit your proposal to APRA Metro DC by Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Click here to find submission requirements and the application form. We look forward to your proposals!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

APRA Metro DC to offer MARC scholarship

The Board of APRA Metro DC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our scholarship to MARC 2015. To support the professional development aspirations of its chapter members, APRA Metro DC will award one scholarship to the 2015 Mid Atlantic Researcher's Conference, which will cover the cost of early-bird registration.

Applicants must be APRA Metro DC chapter members, so click here to join or renew your membership prior to submitting an application. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

If you are pursuing a career in prospect development, are active in the prospect development community, and have career goals that would be progressed through attending MARC 2015, please see our Scholarship page for full details and the application form.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Join APRA DC, MD, & VA for Happy Hour in Las Vegas!

Want to keep cool at APRA Prospect Development 2014 in Vegas? Join APRA Metro DC, APRA MD and APRA VA for a Networking Happy Hour on Thursday, July 31 at Comme Ca, located on the 3rd Floor of The Cosmopolitan, from 5:30-7:30pm.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Volunteer opportunities for APRA International 2014

Are you looking to work with fellow researchers outside of your organization and get connected at APRA International 2014 in Las Vegas? Volunteering for the conference is a great way to do just that. Find out more information and sign up here.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Spring 2014 newsletter is live

In case you missed it, the Spring 2014 issue of The Prospector is live. In it, you will find job postings, upcoming chapter events, photos from the April 2014 retreat, and articles on campaign finance and professional development. Read the newsletter here and let us know what you think!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Registration Now Open for Night at the Nats!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | RSVP Deadline is May 22, 2014

Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. | Navy Yard (Green Line) 

Festivities begin at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk at 5:30 | First pitch is at 7:05 pm 

Join APRA Metro DC and the Washington Nationals on June 18th for $1 Hot Dog Night at Nats Park as they take on the Houston Astros! The group is purchasing $19 tickets in the Upper Infield Gallery. Payment for your ticket must be received by May 22. Family and significant others welcome!

Friday, April 25, 2014

APRA Metro DC's Night at the Nationals

Are you a baseball fan? Do you want to meet other Researchers in the DC area? Join APRA Metro DC and the Washington Nationals on June 18th for $1 Hot Dog Night at Nats Park as they take on the Houston Astros! The tickets will cost approximately $10 - $25. Payment for your ticket must be received in advance of the game. If you are interested in attending, please sign up for notifications about this event and fill out the interest form via the button below.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Save the date for APRA Metro DC Events at MARC and APRA!

Please save the following two dates for events at:

Thursday, May 29th - MARC in Philadelphia
Thursday, July 31st - APRA Prospect Development in Las Vegas

For updated information on location and time, please check back later on our events page.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Registration has closed for the 2014 APRA Metro DC Retreat

Registrations were due by April 17th and registration has now closed for this year's Retreat. The Board is happy to report that this year's Retreat sold out. Look out for information in the Fall about the 2015 Conference. Also keep an eye out for upcoming APRA Metro DC events, including at APRA's MARC and Prospect Development 2014.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

One week left to register!

There is only one week left and only 12 spaces available for this year's retreat! View the agenda and speaker information hereYou must register by April 17th.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Registration for the 2014 Retreat is now open!

You can register for the 2014 Retreat online! View the agenda and speaker information hereYou must register by April 17th.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

APRA Metro DC's New Look!

APRA Metro DC's new website has launched! Things might look a bit different, but everything from our old site is here.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Join APRA Metro DC at MARC!

Ready to enrich your data analytics, prospect research and relationship management skills? Join me at the Mid-Atlantic Researchers Conference (MARC) 2014, May 28–30, Philadelphia, PA, and learn how! At MARC 2014 you will learn and discuss best practices, industry trends and current challenges, and gain tailored knowledge on issues facing organizations in your region, through expert-led education and networking with peers from your area.

APRA Metro DC will organize a Dinner Group for our chapter - stay tuned for details!

Visit the MARC event web site to learn more and register today.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thank you WealthEngine!

A HUGE thank you to Wealth Engine for sponsoring our Happy Hour last night!! It was a great time and we were excited to partner with you guys.