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.
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.
Anti-Racist Approach To Fundraising
Robert Osborne, Principal of The Osborne Group, sits down with Laurel McCombs, Senior Philanthropy Advisor of The Osborne Group, to discuss the role of prospect research in anti-racist fundraising and how to approach one’s work and products in a way that actively works against racist practices.
Making the BoK Career Roadmap Work for You
Join us for an exciting conversation about Apra's new member resource, the Body of Knowledge Career Roadmap.
Micah Rickerson, prospect researcher, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, leads a conversation with Chandra Montgomery, director, pipeline and prospect development for health sciences, University of Southern California, and chair of the Apra Advocacy Committee; Elida Wiebe, analyst, research and prospect management, Texas Tech University System; and Sara Anello, prospect development associate, Salisbury University.
They explore ways to use the Career Roadmap for professional development, skill building and advocacy for both you and your teams.
Apra members can access the BoK Career Roadmap here: aprahome.org/page/career-roadmap