• 06/20/2018 8:53 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Thanks to all who attended our Apra Skills Workshop yesterday at Purdue University! We had a full day of some great sessions including a keynote speech and advanced track sessions with Elizabeth Crabtree, a lively development officer panel, and other great content about planned giving, SEC filings, and data analytics. We will be sending out the conference materials in the next week, and we will also post this information in our members only section! If you did attend please remember to fill out your evaluation. We'll see you all at our next event, our Annual Meeting on December 4 at Indiana University!

  • 06/12/2018 8:31 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    There are just 2 days left to register for the Apra Indiana Skills workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, June 19 from 8:30am to 3:45pm at Purdue University. The conference will take place in the Dauch Alumni Center located at 403 W Wood Street in West Lafayette, Indiana. Parking is in the Grant Street Garage across the street from the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU). For more information on parking click here. The conference rooms will be Prusiecki Room 121B & Swanlund Room 121E. Please click here to view the conference agenda and contact Stephanie Brouwer with any questions. 


  • 06/04/2018 12:26 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Prospect Development 2018 is the place to be for professionals in the prospect development industry. Whether your focus is prospect identification and research, relationship management, data analytics roles or anything else prospect development-related, this event has education tailored to your needs.

    Conference highlights include:

    • 80+ education sessions, all aligned with the Apra Body of Knowledge
    • 15+ CFRE certification points
    •  5 Pre-conference Workshops
    • 5 education tracks
    • 3 ways to dive deeper: the New Researchers and Data Analytics Symposia, plus the all new Executive Leadership Cohort, designed for professionals with 10+ years of experience
    • 1 impactful keynote speaker: Ron Tite, Branding & Creativity Expert
    • Countless ways to connect in the exhibit hall and during Apra Talks

    Register by June 22 to maximize your savings!


  • 05/02/2018 9:37 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago is hiring a prospect management analyst to develop mechanisms to enable the management of donors and potential donors (prospects) effectively and proactively. For more information visit our jobs page or to view this position and apply click here

  • 04/18/2018 3:10 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Don't miss this year's Apra Indiana Skills Workshop which will take place Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. 

    Registration is now open and is only $55 for members and $70 for non-members. Registration closes Wednesday, June 13, so don't delay! The skills workshop provides two tracks of content for everyone from development professionals at small organizations who want to dig deeper into the field, to seasoned researchers from large institutions. 

    We are excited to have Elizabeth Crabtree, founder and president of Crabtree Lane LLC, a nonprofit management and consultancy practice. She has over 20 years of senior management experience in fundraising and has been a nonprofit consultant since 2007. Her most recent engagements have included serving as an interim director of development and providing campaign feasibility and strategic planning advice, as well as research, prospect development and database management services to a diverse number of organizations. 


  • 04/17/2018 6:04 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Brebeuf Jesuit in Indianapolis, Indiana is seeking a director of annual giving and alumni relations. This position leads all aspects of Brebeuf Jesuit’s annual campaign for The Brebeuf Fund and other annual giving initiatives, from direct mail to reunion giving to personal outreach. To view more about this position visit our jobs page, or to apply visit https://brebeuf.formstack.com/forms/application. The deadline to apply is May 4, 2018. 


  • 04/13/2018 11:06 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Mark your calendars for Apra's 2018 Annual Business Meeting, held virtually on Tuesday, June 12 at noon CT. Gather your colleagues and fellow Apra members to hear important updates and information on all things Apra. 

    During this virtual meeting, Apra leaders will discuss:  

    • Apra's strategic plan
    • Prospect Development 2018 highlights
    • Updates on upcoming educational events
    • 2018 Apra Award winners
    • Apra chapter and membership initiatives

    Not sure what to expect? View the 2017 Annual Business Meeting here.  

    Look for more information and registration to come soon. Share your plans to be there and encourage your colleagues to join you using #ApraBiz18!


  • 03/21/2018 11:45 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    The Oscars may be over, but it's not too late to nominate yourself or a colleague for one of the many Apra Indiana and Apra International awards and scholarships! Check out the full list on our Scholarships and Awards page! The deadline for the Apra Indiana Founders' Scholarship (which includes the costs of any Apra-affiliated conference registration plus a one year membership with Apra International) is March 30, and the deadline for all Apra International awards is April 2! 

  • 03/21/2018 8:43 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Looking for a professional development opportunity? Registration is now open for the OPRN 2018 Annual Spring Conference in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday and Friday, May 3rd and 4th. Keynote offered by Alexander W. OftelieBook your room at the Crowne Plaza Downtown by April 11, 2018! 

    Click here to register!

  • 03/20/2018 4:12 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Chicago Booth is hiring an Assistant Director, Prospect Management!  If you're in the Chicago area and interested in joining a great team, you can find the job description here.


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