Events


CPRA Fall 2016 Conference

Presenter:

Elizabeth Crabtree, President, Crabtree Lane & Associates, and former Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Resource Development, Brown University

Friday, October 14, 2016, 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Regis University, St. Claver Hall, Mountain View Room (125)
3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO

Morning:

  • Partners in Fundraising: Creating Synergy to Maximize Outcomes
  • Understanding Changing Demographics: Strategies for Engaging New Generations of Donors

Afternoon:

  • Raising the Profile of the Research Profession

About Elizabeth Crabtree:
Elizabeth is a nonprofit management professional, independent consultant and internationally recognized speaker. Her current portfolio of clients include Year Up Providence, where she is serving as interim Director of Development and The University of Rhode Island Foundation and The Moses Brown School, where she is providing prospect development and campaign feasibility counsel.

Elizabeth was formerly the Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Resource Development at Brown University, where she served as a member of the Advancement Division’s senior leadership team and managed a 50-member professional staff.


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CPRA Summer 2016 Conference

Zen and the HeART (error) of Data Mining/Predictive Modeling,?& other topics

Friday, June 17, 2016, 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Morning:

  • Introduction Workshop: Developing Simple Yet Powerful Predictive Models using Microsoft Excel (Predictive Simple Characteristic Modeling)
  • Contact Reports: What are they, why are they important, and what should be included (or not)
  • Eye on the Prize: Portfolio Analysis for Focusing Major Gift Efforts

Afternoon:

  • Advanced Workshop: Multiple Characteristic Modeling/Analysis of Multiple Donor Characteristics in the Data (Predictive/Multiple Variable Modeling)]’

David Robertson Jr.About David Robertson, Jr.
David is Director of Operations Research at Syracuse University. His area of expertise is in data mining, forecasting and predictive modeling.

Learn more and register for the conference

 


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CPRA Spring 2016 Conference
Friday, March 11, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Presenter:
Bond Lammey
Senior Associate, Bentz Whaley Flessner

Morning sessions: “Relationship Management 101: What’s in Your Toolkit?” and
“Portfolio Optimization: From the Toolkit to Construction”

Afternoon session: “Raising the Profile of Prospect Development: Building on a Solid Foundation”

This conference received CFRE continuing education approval for 5 points.

 


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APRA’s Chapters Share the Knowledge series is offering complimentary educational and networking activities for the prospect development community from February 8 to 19, 2016. APRA Chapters joined APRA International to host presentations in formats ranging from a Twitter Talk to an interactive webinar.

APRA Colorado (CPRA) was represented by Eric Patterson, Communications Director, presented the Webinar, “Regional Hot Spot Identification: Benefits and Techniques.”

For the schedule of the events, visit the APRA Chapters Share the Knowledge page.


Ongoing:

CPRA Mentoring Program

The APRA-Colorado Mentoring Program provides members with the opportunity to partner with experienced prospect development professionals who can offer support and assistance. We try to match mentors and mentees from a similar kind of organization and based on geographic proximity.

For more information, please contact apracolorado.com


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CPRA Brownbag Event:?Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Join your CPRA colleagues for webinars, refreshments and networking! Please contact?apracolorado@gmail.com?for additional details and location information.

CPRA Fall 2015 Conference

Friday, October 9, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Presenter:

Susan Hayes-MSusan Hayes-McQueen1cQueen
Senior Director, Prospect Management, Research & Analytics
University of Washington

Morning Session 1: Campaigns. The biggest commitments. The struggle. The reward.
Morning Session 2: Metrics for fundraiser success


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CPRA Spring 2015 Conference – Friday, June 12

Presenter:

Armando Zumaya, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Capital Campaigns, The Mexican MuseumArmando Zumaya

Morning Session:

“The Prospect Researcher/Development Officer Relationship” and “Creating a Prospecting Culture at your Institution”

Afternoon session:

“Using ‘Circles of Influence’ in Prospecting”

This conference received CFRE approval for 5 pointsCFRE


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CPRA Fall Symposium 2014 – Friday, November 7

Presenter: Lisa Howley, Director of Relationship Management, Johns Hopkins Lisa HowleyInstitutions

Morning Session: “Advances in Relationship Management”
Afternoon Session: “The Research Office as Agents of Change”

 


 

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CPRA Spring Symposium 2014 – Friday, March 28

David LambPresenter: David Lamb, Senior Solutions Consultant, Blackbaud
“Using Analytics to Drive Strategic Fundraising”

Every fundraising operation has access to a dataset that would make most sociologists drool: its donor database.

 


 

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APRA Education Week Feb 10-20


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Fall Symposium – November 1st, 2013

Our guest presenter was David M. Lawson. David brought more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur focused on providing fundraising intelligence products and services. In 1997 he founded Prospect Information Network (P!N) which became the largest wealth screening company before being purchased by Kintera in 2004. David served as a Senior Vice President of Kintera until 2008. He has written numerous articles for publications such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Nonprofit Times, CASE Currents and APRA’s Connections. David is a member of APRA, AASP, and a recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple and APRA Distinguished Service Awards. David is also the Co-Founder of The New Science of Philanthropy, a Strategic Partner with TrueGivers, a Board Member of Call2Action, and Member of the Technical Advisory Board of Agile Equity. David is currently the co-founder of WorkingPhilanthropy.com, a fundraising and social entrepreneurship consultancy, and is a frequent speaker and contributor to trade publications.

David spoke about social media and the ins and outs of private company research, including valuation.

This event was held at CSU’s Downtown Denver Event Center at 17th and Glenarm. A networking dinner followed the event.


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Summer Symposium – July 12th, 2013

The CPRA Summer Symposium featured two webinars, followed by in depth round-robin discussions.

Presenter: David Sterling, Western New England College
The Strategic Researcher – In a Position to Make a Difference
Track/Level: Advanced Research, Intermediate/Advanced
Advancement researchers are well-placed, some uniquely positioned, to significantly impact the strategic and tactical direction of fundraising efforts at their organizations. This session explored various ways that advancement researchers can impact the strategic direction of their organization?s development efforts.

Presenters: Briana Cons & Sandra Campero, Arizona State University
Research-Driven Prospect Portfolios
Track/Level: Relationship Management, Intermediate/Advanced
The presenters shared award-winning model for identifying prospects with the greatest capacity, and learned about opportunities that surfaced and led to the development of a newer model working with philanthropic screening to reveal more potential beyond wealth screening.

This event was held at the University of Colorado Wolf Law Building, Room 305.
A networking event followed at FATE Brewing Company.


Past Event:
Special Member Discount for Local Prospect Research Event
Marge King, founder and president of InfoRich Group, Inc. presented Prospect Research On A Dime, a workshop for new researchers, development officers, and others to learn more about prospect research.


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Winter Symposium – February 27, 2013

Erin Osborn, Prospect Research Manager, and Martine Hyland, Philanthropy Director of Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation optimized a partnership between fundraisers and research to create winning fundraising strategies.

The event was held at Hard Rock Cafe, Denver.


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Fall Symposium – November 9, 2012

Bentz Whaley Flessner’s Ali McLane and Alex Oftelie demonstrated how to implement a prospect management system and transform data into intelligence, regardless of the size of shop or resources.

The event was held at REI Community Room, Boulder


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Fall Symposium, October 7, 2011

This full day symposium featured Jay Frost, a 25 year veteran of the world of philanthropy and sought-after speaker and trainer. His presentation focused on international fundraising and mergers and acquisitions.

The event was held at Dickens Opera House, Longmont


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Spring Symposium, June 10, 2011

Full day symposium featured Jack Miller, President and CEO of the Miller Group Worldwide LLC, and Erin Osborn, President Emeritus of CPRA and Prospect Research Manager at The Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The event was held at University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder