Upcoming Events:

Lunch and Learn: The Value of Verification with BWF
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 12pm - 1pm
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum | 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW, Classroom C
Metro: Smithsonian, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

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!

Exclusive Foundation Center Learning Session
Save the Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 12pm - 1pm
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.

This event has been rescheduled! Registration to open in November.

Past Events:
Apra PD 2018: Mid-Atlantic Happy Hour
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Location: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, Sofia Ballroom, 620 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Brown Bag Lunch Event: Rip It Up! Preparing Leadership for Success
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Location: The George Washington University

You're promoting a new initiative in your office, now what? Grab a leadership buddy and get started. In this interactive session, we will hear directly from leadership about the critical partnership we have. We will discuss how to prepare leadership to speak on our behalf through communication plans, talking points, slides, and emails. You know you need leadership buy in, so come hear what's next once you have it!

Anne Dean, Director, Office of Research & Relationship Management, The George Washington University 
Katie Turcotte, Assistant Vice President, University Programs, The George Washington University

2018 Apra Metro DC Annual Conference
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Location: Share Our Strength
The Apra Metro DC Annual Conference is the premiere event for prospect research professionals in the DC-Metro area. The conference will cover topics in each domain of Apra's Body of Knowledge: Prospect Research, Data Analytics, Relationship Management, and Campaigns.

Gain insights and knowledge from a renowned roster of speakers and presenters, including:
  • Jay Frost, Senior Partner at Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, who will deliver the Keynote Address
  • Sarah CadburyDirector of Prospect Research and Management at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 
  • Mark Egge, Senior Manager of Prospect Development at the Greater Twin Cities United Way 
  • Pamela LewisDirector of Development Research and Prospect Management, Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations at George Mason University 
  • Nick Sollog, Founder and CEO of The Sollog Group

Networking Happy Hour
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Location: MXDC

Breakfast Event: Researchers' Roundtable Discussion Groups
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Location: District House at The George Washington University

Pondering questions? Facing challenges? Beset by obstacles? Your research colleagues can help! Join us for a Researchers' Roundtable to share your knowledge and find solutions with a small group of your cohorts. Each discussion group (Prospect Research, Relationship Management, and Data Analytics) will be facilitated by an Apra Metro DC board member. Results from each group will be shared with all attendees of this event.

Lunch Presentation: A Researcher’s Guide to the Galaxy…of Resources
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

     The current state of resources for prospect researchers is seemingly endless. There are pay-as-you-go, subscription, and free tools; websites, podcasts, books, and articles; sources for real estate, stock, private company information, salary surveys, philanthropic giving, and biographical information. How do you make sense of it all?

     Bond Lammey, Managing Associate at Bentz Whaley Flessner and Apra International Board Member, will walk through options to consider in determining which resources to use for which types of requests. She’ll also highlight some specific options for resources by asset/wealth indicator. Attendees should come prepared to discuss their favorite resources and will leave with some new tools to hit the ground running!

Fall Kickoff Networking Happy Hour!
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Location: Iron Horse Tap Room

Prospect Development 2017: Mid-Atlantic Happy Hour
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Location: The FIFTH

Philanthropic Game Changer: Strategies for Donor Advised Funds
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Location: GoTo Webinar
Co-presented by APRA DC and APRA Carolinas


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