Welcome to Beyond Prospecting: The Apra Podcast.
Tune in for thought-provoking interviews from the industry's foremost experts on prospect development and fundraising. We'll cover topics like prospect research, data science, campaigns, relationship management, ethics in fundraising and more.
Apra is committed to serving, representing and advancing the professionals and practices that enable the philanthropic success of institutions that rely on fundraising for achieving their missions.
Equity in Data Science: Addressing Bias in Data and Algorithms
Listen in on this discussion between Emily Hadley, Research Data Scientist at RTI International Center for Data Science, and Max Dakin, Assistant Director of Prospecting and Special Initiatives at UNICEF USA, while they discuss bias in data science, harmful algorithmic biases, our responsibility when implementing data science in our work, and the role of government and policy in data science.
Data Privacy From An International Perspective
Join Katherine Scott and Jason Briggs to discuss privacy from an international perspective and how it relates to donor data in many different ways. In a conversation guided by Elizabeth Roma, Katherine and Jason provide key insights on international laws and best practices.
DEI Conversations with Misa Lobato and Roslyn Clarke
Listen in on this discussion between Misa Lobato, Director of Prospect Management and Analytics, Rhode Island School of Design, and Roslyn Clarke, Director of Prospect Management & Research at Partners in Health as they discuss diversifying donor bases, data use, cultural humility, the evolution of DEI practices since they started collaborating on this content in 2019, the importance of knowing “why” your organization is focused on DEI initiatives and more.
Philanthropy Revolution: A Discussion With Author Lisa Greer
Rachel Brandell-Mayers, Apra’s Online Content Committee chair, interviews philanthropist, entrepreneur and author Lisa Greer in this insightful podcast. Discussing her book, “Philanthropy Revolution,” Greer offers the perspective of a major donor, sharing her thoughts on how prospect development can play a pivotal role in the changing world of philanthropy.
Women in Philanthropy
Listen to Rachel Brandell-Mayers, Associate Director of Research at the University of Michigan, as she speaks with Andrea Pactor,(Retired) Previous Associate Director, Women's Philanthropy Institute, on how and why gender matters in philanthropy and how prospect development can lead women in philanthropy.
Prospect Development’s Role in the Fundraising Teams of the Future
Jessica Balsam talks with two members of the University of Washington Advancement senior leadership team about the role PD played in their recently closed campaign, from determining frontline staffing to finding and selling non-traditional prospect leads. Dan Peterson, VP for development, and Lee Heck, Asst. VP who leads the central development team, share their insights on how to advocate for PD’s role as futurists, strategists, and behavior drivers.