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It’s Getting Better All The Time

Author: Meg Kinney I have a natural tendency to be at least a little dissatisfied with my work. There’s always some improvement I could have made, some newer, better technique just over the horizon. Over my five years as a … Continue reading

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Women in Philanthropy: WISE at the University of Colorado Boulder’s School of Education

Author: Colleen Reese The Fall 2017 Apra Colorado conference featured two amazing speakers who really got us thinking with information about their research and projects on the topic of Women in Philanthropy. If you missed the conference, you can learn … Continue reading

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Tracking the Donor Cycle: Part 2, The Build Up

Back in September of 2016, we started a blog journey where our Apra Colorado readers got to join the University of Wyoming team as we began tracking our prospects’ temporal journeys through our fundraisers’ portfolios. With a deeply inappropriate lack … Continue reading

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Planned Giving Prospecting

There’s a planned giving prospect convention we’ve all heard: your planned giving prospects are people who give loyally to your organization every year. They may not give much, but they always give. Eeeeevery year. And it makes sense that it’s … Continue reading

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Tracking the Donor Cycle: part 1, the set up

This blog is coming on a little journey with the prospect development team at the University of Wyoming that we are just beginning to embark on. We’re going to start tracking the phases of our donors in the donor cycle … Continue reading

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CPRA Mission: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

I am so excited to present the second feature in our “CPRA Missions” series, where we show what pride in our profession really means by highlighting the amazing causes our colleagues are dedicated to supporting. How can you not love … Continue reading

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What’s up in Wyoming: prospect management strategy sessions

A few years ago we undertook a new prospect management project in our shop: to conduct a hand-crafted analysis of each of our fundraisers’ portfolios in hopes, as is always our ultimate goal, to increase our fundraising efficiency. At Wyoming … Continue reading

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CPRA Mission: Morris Animal Foundation (Denver)

As our #ResearchPride month draws to a close, I am excited to introduce our very first entry in a recurring segment to the CPRA blog. “CPRA Missions” shows what pride in our profession really means by highlighting the amazing causes … Continue reading

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#ResearchPride

First, I love prospect development. You all probably love it too or you wouldn’t be reading a fledgling blog on the CPRA website. There are a lot of reasons I love working in this field, but a biggie is how … Continue reading

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Inaugural Blog Post: What’s Up in Wyoming?

It’s a new year and positive thinking is at the forefront of my mind. I’ve never made a new year’s resolution in my life–and at this point it’s unlikely I ever will–but I think that personal growth should be a … Continue reading

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