Apra Greater Houston

Apra Greater Houston Annual Workshop

  • 26 Sep 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Teach for America Houston Office, 2 Greenway Plaza #500, Houston, TX 77046
  • 8


  • Free

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Apra Greater Houston's

Annual Workshop

Date: September 26, 2018

Time: 9 AM - 1 PM

Venue: Teach For America Houston Office

Cost: Free for members or $35 for non-members

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Workshop Schedule

9:00 - 9:15a Check In

9:15 - 9:30a Welcome & Board Introductions                                        

9:30 - 10:30a Session 1 - Big Shop, Small Shop: Knowing the Why

This one-hour session will focus on the outlooks from each shop regarding prospecting grants in best manner, managing expectations of colleagues and dealing with trying situations. A hands-on activity and resource takeaway will be featured.

This session will be facilitated by Stephanie King and Robyn Patschke.

10:30 - 10:45a Break

10:45 - 11:45 Session 2- Data-Driven Fundraising: How and Why to use data for major gifts

This one-hour session will focus on the five markers of philanthropy and it's application to the major gift prospecting, cultivation and retention.

This session will be facilitated by Brian Lacy.

11:45 - 12:00p Break

12:00p - 1:00p Lunch Roundtable/Networking (lunch provided)

Workshop participants will be split into sections according to their interests and an informal roundtable about that topic will be led by an Apra board member.  Expected topics include: prospect research, relationship management, campaigns and other topics dependent on size of workshop.

1:00p - Thank you for joining us!

Presenter Bios -

Stephanie King, CFRE, GPC

Stephanie holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Grant Professionals Certification (GPC) credentials. She is a consultant for Aurora Grants and Extraordinary Machine Productions. She specializes in grant writing, prospect research and funding strategy. Through a decade of development roles in the Greater Houston Area, and as a newspaper reporter and business owner, she honed her career acumen. Successful projects led and teamed on include medical research, capital, endowment, program and operating support for social service agencies and the University of Houston (UH).

Stephanie is a long-time, proactive member of the Grant Professionals Association Southeast Texas Chapter. In May 2019, she will graduate with a Master of Social Work degree from the UH Graduate College of Social Work. Her macro concentration centers on Organizational/Community Leadership and Growth. A forever Coog, she also earned a BA in Psychology and Print Journalism from UH. Stephanie is the proud mother of Mitch, her 22-year-old son. She volunteers and advocates for various social justice causes and UH, including as a presenter at the 2018 Empower Women’s Leadership Conference.

Robyn Patschke

Robyn recently started as an Assistant Director, Prospect Management,  in the Development Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center. For over 11 years, Robyn served as a fundraiser at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Her role at Interfaith included grant writing, donor relations & stewardship, prospect research, database management, and development strategic planning. For the past four years, Robyn has served as Vice-President of the Southeast Texas Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association. In the over decade of fundraising experience in the Houston non-profit community, Robyn has provided her expertise to a variety of non-profit organizations both in a volunteer role as well as contract assistance. Robyn graduated from University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelor of Science - Professional Writing and has served on a number of professional committees.

Brian Lacy

Brian Lacy is principal of Brian Lacy and Associates, a fundraising and data services firm with more than 30 years of experience that provides leading industry resources and veteran talent to maximize opportunities across the giving spectrum.

With expertise in the North American market and connections across the philanthropic landscape, he and his team have worked from higher education to health care to religious and community charities and has created fundraising programs regardless of the size of team or budget.

From annual giving solutions to major and principal giving strategies, they have helped more than 400 non-profits raise more than $1 Billion in philanthropic support.

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