Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Looking to get more involved?

APRA Metro DC is currently seeking candidates to fill the Treasurer position on the Board of Directors.  Email Lindsey Nadeau for more information at

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fall 2015 Edition of The Prospector!

Hot off the presses, the Fall 2105 edition of The Prospector is available for your enjoyment. Don't miss the article by Madaleine Laird on the value of MLS degrees and the new op-ed column, with its first contribution by Anne Dean. Read it here.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Looking for a new opportunity?

Looking for a new opportunity in prospect research in the DC Metro area? Interested in focusing your career in prospect research, prospect development, analytics or advancement services? Head over to our Resources page for updated job openings! If you're an employer hiring, forward current openings to our President, Lindsey Nadeau at

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Don't forget to complete the APRA DC 2015 Survey!

Help APRA Metro DC develop compelling programming and membership benefits by taking our brief online survey! It only takes a few minutes to complete, and your input will help us to provide great content in the coming year. To complete the survey, click here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

APRA DC kicks off a new programming season!

Interested in networking with prospect research colleagues from across the DMV? Want to learn more about industry topics? Recently joined or re-joined the nonprofit world?

Check out APRA Metro DC's updated events page as we kick off our new programming season! Again this year we will be hosting our Brown Bag series, Networking Happy Hours, Annual Conference and other events. Look forward to seeing you at future events!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

APRA DC Board Members to present at Prospect Development 2015!

Attending Prospect Development 2015 in New Orleans? Sit in on sessions presented by APRA DC Board Members Rachel Collins and Thomas Turner! 

Rachel's session titled "The Medium Changes the Message: Designing Better Data Visualizations" is Friday, July 24 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Focusing on relationship management and data analytics, the session will cover how to move beyond simple reporting towards true evaluation of data visualization.

Thomas's session titled "Researching Public Filings with Success" is also Friday, July 24 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The session will focus on how to use filings like those of the SEC, FINRA and IRS Form 990s to inform prospect researchers about estimated giving capacity as well as corporate ownership, salaries and benefits.

To view all conference sessions click here.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Join APRA DC for a Networking Happy Hour in New Orleans!

Are you attending APRA's conference in New Orleans this year? Join APRA Metro-DC on Thursday, July 23 at 5:30pm for a networking happy hour at Palace Café (605 Canal Street). The restaurant offers $5 specials. Register here.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Join APRA Metro DC at MARC 2015

Are you attending MARC 2015 in Baltimore next week? Join your fellow DC-area researchers for dinner and networking after day 2 of MARC at Forno Baltimore. Dinner sign up sheet can be found at the Hospitality and Registration Desks. Forno Baltimore - Dinner Menu

Monday, April 20, 2015

ATTENTION: Conference Site Change!

Conference attendees, please note that the conference site has been changed to American University's WAMU Building located at 4401 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.  Metro: Van Ness.

Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Annual Conference is full

Due to overwhelming interest, registration for this year's conference is now full. If you are interested in signing up for the wait list, please visit our registration page.

A big thank you to our speakers and sponsors for helping make this year's conference so appealing!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Join AASP & APRA DC for our Upcoming Brown Bag: R You Ready?

R You Ready?
Andrew C. Schultz, Director of Analytics in the DonorScape practice of Bentz Whaley Flessner
Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: The Center for American Progress, 2nd Floor | Metro: McPherson Square or Metro Center
Members and non-members welcome. Maximum attendance is 35 people.

The R statistical software package is a powerful tool for analytics, predictive modeling, and related statistical work. It is fast becoming the industry standard in academic research as well as leading corporations like Google and Facebook. Plus, the software is free! So "R" you ready to learn more? This session will provide a broad overview of R's capabilities and applications for fundraising, including a live demo of critical skills such as data preparation, modeling, and scoring. You will not need prior experience with R or a degree in biostatistics for this session; beginners and experienced practitioners alike will come away with new skills.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Reminder: Networking Happy Hour at Zengo

Networking Happy Hour at Zengo
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
| 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmZengo | Happy Hour Menu | 781 Seventh Street NW | Metro: Gallery Place and Metro Center
Join APRA-Metro DC for Happy Hour! Socialize and network with your fellow prospect development professionals! Members and non-members are welcome!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January Brown Bag : Social Analytics - Making Sense of the Social Web with Jay Frost

Over the last decade, we have gained access to a massive trove of information on nearly everyone. Your donors are speaking volumes about themselves. And so are others with an interest in your work that are either not within your database or have never been evaluated.  An emerging set of tools and techniques allows us to sift through this information to find potentially invaluable social ambassadors and understand the passions of your prospects. Join us in this review and discussion of the most powerful approaches to social analytics available today. 

Jay Frost, Partner at Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Location: World Wildlife Fund | 1250 24th St. NW | Metro: Foggy Bottom, Dupont, or Farragut North

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