Upcoming Events:

Join Apra Metro DC for our Networking Happy Hour!
When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: MXDC, 600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Metro: Metro Center or McPherson Square
What:  Let's connect for a night of networking with drinks, friends, and fun! Bring your business card and be ready to mingle. Non-members are welcome. If you are one of the first five members, your first drink is on us!

RSVP: Here!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 |8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Share Our Strength offices | 1030 15th St. NW #1100W | Metro: Farragut North or Farragut West

The Apra Metro DC Annual Conference is the premiere event for 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 Cadbury, Director 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 Lewis, Director 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 

  • Renewing Apra Metro DC Member: $70
  • New Apra Metro DC Member: $80
  • For Profit: $125

Plan ahead and mark your calendar. Details on registration will follow soon. 

Past Events:

Breakfast Event: Researchers' Roundtable Discussion Groups
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Location: District House at The George Washington University | 2121 H St NW, Room B114

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 | 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Classroom A

     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, 507 7th St NW

Prospect Development 2017: Mid-Atlantic Happy Hour
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Location: The FIFTH | 1650 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA

Philanthropic Game Changer: Strategies for Donor Advised Funds
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Location: GoTo Webinar

Donor advised funds (DAFs) certainly aren’t a new philanthropic trend, but they are gaining momentum and, for better or worse, are grabbing headlines in the process. DAFs are quickly replacing the traditional family foundation as the must-have giving vehicle of the UHNW world. While most organizations are used to receiving distributions at an annual-fund level, DAFs are quickly becoming a factor in transformational giving. Fidelity Charitable Giving reported that DAF distributions of $1 million or more increased 27% in 2015. So how do prospect development professionals maximize grants from DAFs? Webinar participants will learn the basics of how DAFs operate, take a look at the different types of DAFs, assess the philanthropic profile of a DAF donor, review why DAFs are popular, and learn about strategies to cultivate DAF grants. 

Presenter: Lindsey Nadeau, Associate Director, Presidential & Principal Gifts, The George Washington University

This webinar is co-presented by APRA DC and APRA Carolinas.

2017 Annual Conference
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Location: CASE DC | 1307 New York Ave, NW

Please join us for APRA Metro DC's signature event: our 2017 Annual Conference! 

Prospect Development as Strategic Partners
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Location: American University WAMU Building | 4401 Connecticut Avenue NW

Don't miss this lively roundtable discussion, moderated by our panel of prospect development professionals:
  • Thomas Turner, Director, Research and Prospect Management at International Justice Mission;
  • Leigh Ann Cardenas, Associate Vice President, Prospect Development for Individual & Foundation Giving at National Park Foundation; and
  • Sara Edwards Asuncion, Director of Prospect Development at Smithsonian Institution.
Come prepared with your burning questions on all things prospect development!

Giving in America at the Smithsonian
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Location: National Museum of American History 

Please join APRA Metro DC, AFP DC, and CASE District II for a docent-led tour of the Smithsonian's new permanent exhibition, Giving in AmericaGiving in America at the National Museum of American History looks at the historical role of philanthropy in shaping the United States. Docent led tours will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Giving in America Networking Happy Hour
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Location: Elephant & Castle

Following the private, docent-led tour of Giving in America, join APRA Metro DC, AFP DC, and CASE District II for happy hour at Elephant & Castle. Light refreshments will be provided. 


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