16 episodes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

    Apra Town Hall: June 2020

    Apra Town Hall: June 2020

    Tune in to hear the recording for Apra's virtual town hall that aired Wednesday, June 3, 2020. This virtual educational event gave our members the chance to talk with one another, share idea and ask questions around critical topics facing prospect development professionals today.

    Apra President Bond Lammey, President-Elect Misa Lobato and Membership Director for the Apra Metro DC Chapter Anne Dean facilitated a virtual conversation around the following topics:

    - What front-line strategies are changing and how can prospect development professionals support?
    - Metrics in the time of a pandemic
    - Diversification of your donor pool

    • 11 min
    Managing Remote Teams

    Managing Remote Teams

    Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, a lot of us find ourselves working remotely to stay safe. In this episode, Janna Lee (The Trust for Public Land), Mark DeFilippis (The Nature Conservatory) and Kate Chamberlin (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) discuss how they found their groove managing their team from home. Hosted by Michael Pawlus (Ohio State University), hear from managers who handle remote teams year-round, learn tips for managers who have to make the switch to working from home and discover how remote work changes the work-life landscape.

    • 30 min
    Ethical Campaigns: A Pyramid Approach

    Ethical Campaigns: A Pyramid Approach

    Host Gareth Griffin (MIT) and panelists Gail Ferris (The George Washington University) and Karen Isble (University of California, Irvine) share their experienced insights on campaign ethics, including ethical pitfalls, gift counting dilemmas and the pressure of campaign goals.

    • 22 min
    Data and the Donor: Episode Three

    Data and the Donor: Episode Three

    Join hosts Michael Pawlus (University of Southern California)and Steve Grimes (Jazz at Lincoln Center)for another episode of Data and the Donor.

    In this episode, Pawlus and Grimes, along with guests Tami Pearson (Brain & Behavior Research Foundation), Cynthia DiLeo (Environmental Defense Fund) and Brenna Cawthorn-Keating (B. Co. Philanthropic Strategies), discuss two new academic studies:
    "Bequest Giving: Revisiting Donor Motivation with Dimensional Qualitative Research" and "Health, Wealth, and Charitable Estate Planning: A Longitudinal Examination of Testamentary Charitable Giving Plans." Tune in for a riveting conversation on the factors that influence planned gifts among constituents.

    • 46 min
    Data and the Donor: Episode Two

    Data and the Donor: Episode Two

    Join hosts Michael Pawlus (University of Southern California)and Steve Grimes (Jazz at Lincoln Center) as they discuss "Lost In Translation: A Sociological Study of the Role of Fundraisers in Mediating Gift Giving in Nonprofit Organizations" and "Both Selfishness and Selflessness Start with the Self: How Wealth Shapes Responses to Charitable Appeals." The hosts, joined by guests Jennifer Vincent (UNC-Wilmington), Jenn Grasso (The Trust for Public Land), Kristin Anderson (The Kabbalah Centre), and Pedro Govantes (Tri-State & Eastern Pennsylvania Region at University of Michigan), discuss these articles and what it means to leverage the donor’s identity for fundraising and the general implications of that strategy.

    • 50 min
    In The Mix: Situating Data Science On Your Team

    In The Mix: Situating Data Science On Your Team

    Data science is an ever-evolving field -- and defining and positioning the data science role is crucial to its success. In this episode, Mirabai Auer (University of Chicago), Lawrence Henze (Blackbaud Target Analytics), James Cheng (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Jessica LaBorde (University of California, Davis)discuss the skills and breadth of data science, the span of data science roles and potential organizational structures, and ways to overcome information silos with increasing specialization.

    • 36 min

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