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.
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
From Prospect Development to Leadership, a Conversation
Join Adrian Owen, AVP for Advancement Services at LSU, and Mark Egge, AVP of Development at Hamline University, as they discuss how their respective career journeys landed them their current leadership roles. In a conversation moderated by Audrey Geoffroy, Executive Director of Data Services at University of Florida, the two share commonalities, wisdom, and advice for Prospect Development professionals interested in taking the next step in their own careers.
Navigating a Virtual World: One Apra Chapter President’s Story
In this special edition of Beyond Prospecting, Amy Modin, Connections Editorial Advisory Committee (EAC) member, speaks with Renana Kehoe, NEDRA chapter president, about lessons learned as a first-year chapter president in an all-virtual world, professional development opportunities gained from the 2021 Apra Chapter summit and how NEDRA has been mindfully engaging their members over the last year.
Mental Health in the Workplace: Confronting the Impostor Syndrome
This podcast discusses the very real problem of mental health in the workplace focusing on impostor syndrome. We define the phenomenon, address various symptoms, and propose ways for coping with and dispelling impostor feelings.
Career Growth: Building Relationships for Success
Listen in as Patrick Murphy, Leadership Coach and Owner of Project Murphy LLC; Elise Speck, Assistant Director of Research at Duke University Alumni Engagement and Development; Molly Hamrick, Assistant Director of Research at Duke University Alumni Engagement and Development; and Kari Stokosa, Senior Managing Director, Research and Prospect Management at Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, share their experiences around relationship building skillsets. From fortuitous connections, to strategies for more ‘difficult’ personality types, join in as they discuss some of the interpersonal skills required for effective career growth.