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Upcoming events

    • 27 Jul 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtually - link will be sent upon registration

    Apra Greater Houston
    July 2023 Book Club

    Please join us on

    Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 12pm

    to discuss this fun summer read

    Fundraising the Dead

    by Sheila Connolly

    At The Society for the Preservation of Pennsylvania Antiques, fundraiser Eleanor "Nell" Pratt solicits donations-and sometimes solves crimes. When a collection of George Washington's letters is lost on the same day that an archivist is found dead, it seems strange that the Society president isn't pushing for an investigation. Nell goes digging herself, and soon uncovers a long, rich history of crime.

    Sheila Connolly taught art history, structured and marketed municipal bonds for major cities, worked as a staff member on two statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for several non-profit organizations. She also managed her own consulting company providing genealogical research services.

    Available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or at your local bookstore.

    This is a free, virtual event and open to members and non-members. Registration is required to access the event.

    • 16 Aug 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtually - link will be sent upon registration

    Activity to Impact: Measure Like a Fundraiser to Ask for a Raise

    presented by 

    Kim Walz,  Sr. Director for Advancement, Prospect Development, UCF Foundation

    Kate Verret, Associate Director, Prospect Development - UCF Advancement & Partnerships

    Cheyenne St. Julian, Manager, Prospect Research & Portfolio Management – USO

    Are you preparing to ask for a promotion or a raise for yourself, or for your prospect development staff? Has your team consistently tracked activities AND the impact of those activities on the organization’s bottom line? Fundraiser metrics related to visits, solicitations, and gifts measure activities directly correlated with dollars raised, and Prospect Development team metrics should too. But what are the right prospect development activities to track, and how can we demonstrate ROI?

    The first half of this session will present Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the Prospect Development team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) Advancement division that provide quantitative insight into metrics that affect team efficiency, customer service, time management, and resource investment. The second half of the session will present the application of Fundraiser metrics to Prospect Development KPIs and deliverables to demonstrate the quantitative impact and ROI of prospect research, analytics, and relationship management on the development and fundraising program.

    Organizations small and large, whether beginning a metrics program or expanding existing methodologies, can apply the series of measurements presented by utilizing any database and an analysis tool, such as excel or Tableau. Choosing the right measurements for your team and organization will be key to demonstrating impact, ROI, and asking for that next raise or promotion!

    We encourage you to bring your questions to the session!

    For more information and/or questions please contact aprahouston@gmail.com.

    We encourage you to JOIN or RENEW your membership today to attend future lunch and learns without charge.

Past events

05 May 2023 2023 Apra Greater Houston Annual Conference
14 Apr 2023 What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, but How Do You Know What There is Right For You?
29 Mar 2023 Research Pride Month Happy Hour
15 Feb 2023 Apra Book Club - BeneFactors: Why Some Fundraising Professionals Always Succeed
30 Nov 2022 Holiday Happy Hour
12 Oct 2022 Apra Book Club - Precision Prospect Development by Nathan Fay
28 Sep 2022 Informed Fundraising: Using Data and AFP Tools to Enhance your Fundraising Effectiveness
04 May 2022 2022 Apra Greater Houston Annual Conference
31 Mar 2022 Shifting Perspectives: From Title-based Goals to Empirical Targets
09 Feb 2022 Apra Book Club - Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
17 Nov 2021 Holiday Happy Hour
28 Oct 2021 Research and Planned Giving: A Critical Relationship
16 Sep 2021 Apra Book Club - Memorial
26 Aug 2021 Trends in Philanthropy: What Giving USA 2021 can tell us about philanthropy's present and future
19 May 2021 Effective Video Meetings
07 Apr 2021 Apra Book Club - Decolonizing Wealth
18 Nov 2020 Apra Book Club
06 Nov 2020 Trends in Philanthropy: What Giving USA 2020 can tell us about philanthropy's present and future
08 Aug 2020 Apra Greater Houston Annual Conference
10 Jul 2020 Major Giving Performance Drivers and Change Management – How to Leapfrog Your Performance
17 Jun 2020 iWave Fundraising Technology and Strategy Series
01 Jun 2020 iWave Nonprofit Thought Leadership Series
16 Apr 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
26 Feb 2020 Prospect Development for Small Fundraising Shops - Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
15 Jan 2020 The 21st Century Fundraiser - Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
12 Dec 2019 2020 Apra Greater Houston Planning Meeting
20 Nov 2019 Holiday Happy Hour
23 Oct 2019 Database Conversions: Best Practices and Lessons Learned - Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
25 Sep 2019 Disaster Fundraising Planning - Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
21 Aug 2019 Lunch with Apra
01 Aug 2019 Apra Texas Happy Hour @ Prospect Development 2019
17 Jul 2019 Retaining Mega Donors - Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
19 Jun 2019 Research Tools - Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
23 May 2019 Apra Greater Houston Annual Conference
10 Apr 2019 Spring Happy Hour
20 Mar 2019 Career Curious - Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
13 Feb 2019 A Panel on Planned Giving - Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
15 Jan 2019 Giving Trends from 2018 - Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
27 Nov 2018 Merry & Bright - A holiday happy hour
06 Nov 2018 Brown bag lunch and learn on Tuesday, November 6th
26 Sep 2018 Apra Greater Houston Annual Workshop
24 Aug 2018 JOIN US for a brown bag lunch and learn on August 24th
10 May 2018 Brown Bag Lunch and Learn
06 Nov 2017 APRA Greater Houston's Summer Event
10 May 2017 Analyze Your Database with Excel
26 Oct 2016 Brown Bag Lunch Topic: Metrics that Motivate
05 Aug 2016 Summer Workshop with David Lively and Dave Nacol
18 May 2016 Research Resources
17 May 2016 DRIVE/2016
23 Mar 2016 NTEN 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference
11 Nov 2015 Gateway to Grant Success
28 Oct 2015 AASP Summit 2015
26 Oct 2015 bbcon 2015
25 Oct 2015 Insight2015 - The Premier Data and Analytics Conference
19 Oct 2015 Tableau Conference
08 Oct 2015 2015 Digital Adoption Report Findings
27 Sep 2015 Predictive Analytics World Healthcare
23 Sep 2015 Data Visualization Summit
13 Sep 2015 NTEN Leading Change Summit
10 Sep 2015 Mission Driven
09 Sep 2015 Operational Analytics Virtual Conference
27 Aug 2015 Donor Retention Webinar
27 Aug 2015 Fundraising Driven with Predictive Analytics
21 Aug 2015 SAP S/4HANA Demo: Reporting Insights in Real Time
20 Aug 2015 APRA Greater Houston Summer Workshop
14 Aug 2015 Social Media for Nonprofits
30 Jul 2015 MicroStrategy Symposium
29 Jul 2015 How to build your organization's data governance
22 Jul 2015 The Donor Dozen part 2: 12 must-know data elements
21 Jul 2015 The Donor Dozen part 1: 12 must-know data elements
21 Jul 2015 APRA International Conference 2015
28 Jun 2015 AHP Big Ideas
24 Jun 2015 MCON 2015
23 Jun 2015 Webcast: Analytics in a secure world
23 Jun 2015 PCI compliance: Key considerations for nonprofits and the public sector
19 Jun 2015 AFP Houston's Ask The Experts
01 Jun 2015 Cultivating Transformational Gifts
26 May 2015 BI Dashboard Best Practices
21 May 2015 Website design/usability best pracites
20 May 2015 IRS workshop for 501 (c)(3) organizations
19 May 2015 Edward Tufte: Presenting Data and Information
19 May 2015 IRS workshop for 501 (c)(3) organizations
13 May 2015 Using predictive analytics to drive fundraising
07 May 2015 Project Planning to Win Grants
06 May 2015 M+R's Online Giving benchmarking report webinar
05 May 2015 Storytelling with data
30 Apr 2015 Do Good Data conference 2015
23 Apr 2015 Partnering with Gift Officers to bring home a win
16 Apr 2015 Data Visualization
13 Apr 2015 Virtual Fundraising Career Conference
10 Apr 2015 Cause Camp 2015
06 Apr 2015 Grateful Patient Programs: Top 10 Best Practices
29 Mar 2015 Text Analytics World
25 Mar 2015 Webinar: 5 data points that really matter
25 Mar 2015 How to Build a Rockin' Major Gifts Program from Scratch
13 Mar 2015 SXSW Interactive
12 Mar 2015 Mining with social media
11 Mar 2015 The DRIVE Conference
09 Mar 2015 SXSWedu 2015
06 Mar 2015 APRA Greater Houston Winter Workshop
04 Mar 2015 NTC Howdy Hour
04 Mar 2015 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (15NTC)
26 Feb 2015 DMA Monumental Fundraising conference
24 Feb 2015 Discover High-Capacity Donors Hiding in Plain Sight
23 Feb 2015 Guidestar Impact
22 Feb 2015 TDWI Conference
16 Feb 2015 CASE Annual Conference for Development Researchers
09 Feb 2015 APRA Education Week- Chapters Share the Knowledge
04 Feb 2015 Pride Development Institute Conference
29 Jan 2015 New Research Impacting Gift Planning
29 Jan 2015 Designing Better Stewardship Events
21 Jan 2015 NTEN webinar - Social media strategies for 2015
20 Jan 2015 Outcome Measure - Metrics that Matter for NonProfits
14 Jan 2015 Bloomcon Virtual Conference
10 Dec 2014 The 2015 Analytics Predictions Webinar
04 Dec 2014 APRA-GH monthly board meeting
03 Dec 2014 Webinar - How to stop donor churn before it starts
03 Dec 2014 Webinar - Top 10 Business intelligence predictions for 2015
25 Nov 2014 Webinar: What metrics to track with your web analytics
21 Nov 2014 APRA-GH 2014 Annual Meeting
19 Nov 2014 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
APRA Greater Houston is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
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