Events

Ongoing:

Apra Rocky Mountains Mentoring Program

The Apra Rocky Mountains 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 aprarockymountains@gmail.com.  

Upcoming Events:

Stay tuned for more upcoming chapter events! In the meantime, check out upcoming events on the Apra International events page

Past Events:

Pandora for Prospects – Personalized Prospecting in the Age of A.I.

08 December 2021

11am – 12:30pm

Zoom

This event included a one hour webinar presentation and a coffee and discussion session. 


DonorSearch Aristotle - Prospect Identification through AI and Machine Learning

17 November 2021

11 am - noon

Are you struggling to keep up with the insatiable demand for new high-value prospects? With an overwhelming pool of prospects to weed through, discover how Artificial Intelligence can help identify the best prospects that have both the capacity and likelihood to express their gratitude. Join Apra-RM Sponsor DonorSearch for a product demonstration!


How to Maximize Your Fundraising for Giving Tuesday 2021

10 November 2021

1 pm - 1:30pm MT

Last year in the United States there was a 29% increase in donations for Giving Tuesday compared to 2019. And this wasn’t unique. Every year there is an increase in donations directly related to Giving Tuesday, and we want to ensure that you don’t miss your opportunity to maximize your efforts and create an impact for your organization. Join this session to learn how to leverage technology to work smarter and faster and maximize your Giving Tuesday fundraising efforts. 


Apra- RM - Free Coffee Hour

05 November 2021

10 am - 11 am

Join Apra-RM for a complimentary cup of coffee and caffeinated conversation on GatherTown! 


Annual Fall Event 

Join Apra-RM for our Annual Fall event being held Friday, October 1st. This event is entirely virtual and provided completely free for both Apra members and non-members. Featuring Three Keynote Presentations on Professional Development, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Data Analytics and professional networking opportunities through a unique virtual platform. 


Annual Spring Event

Join Apra-RM for our Annual Spring event being held Friday, May 14. This event is entirely virtual and provided completely free for both Apra members and non-members. Featuring Keynote Presentations, a panel on mineral and property rights as philanthropic gifts, discussion, and professional networking opportunities. 


Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Zoom Video Conference

Friday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m. 

We held a FREE virtual roundtable discussion around database conversions.


Listening Session/Social with Apra-RM

Zoom Video Conference

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Please join the Apra Rocky Mountains board for a listening session/social we are hosting to help inform our schedule of events and membership offerings through the end of the year and beyond. No registration required! Email us for the Zoom link.


Listening Session/Social with Apra-RM

Zoom Video Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Please join the Apra Rocky Mountains board for a listening session/social we are hosting to help inform our schedule of events and membership offerings through the end of the year and beyond. No registration required! Email us for the Zoom link.


Apra Rocky Mountains 2020 Spring Conference

Zoom Video Conference

May 15, 2020

9:00am - 1:30pm 


Description: This event was entirely virtual and provided completely free for Apra members and non-members alike! It included presentations on professional research and data expertise, educational discussion, and virtual networking. Apra Rocky Mountains was honored to host two experts in the fields of data, information, and research: John Gough and Mary Ellen Bates.

Happy Hour: Discussion & Networking with Apra-RM

Thursday, April 9, 2020

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Zoom Video Conference


Lunch Hour: Discussion & Networking with Apra-RM

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Noon to 1 pm

Zoom Video Conference


FREE Apra Rocky Mountains Member Event, Friday, March 6, 2020

Anschutz Medical Campus

13001 E 17th Place

Aurora, Colorado

We held a Q&A and discussion session with the Apra Rocky Mountain Board with the option to participate via Zoom. 


Apra Rocky Mountains 2019 Spring Conference

University of Denver Campus

May 3rd 10:00am - 3:00pm

Apra Rocky Mountains was honored to host two experts in the prospect research field: Misa Lobato and Anne Geiger.

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Apra Rocky Mountains 2018 Fall Conference

Presentations

Carrick Davis will be presenting Designing with Data to Drive Insight: Developing effective reports to support your prospect management program can be a challenging task. By using elements of behavioral economics to inform your report requirements, we will discuss elements of reports that support “good” behavior that offer insight for development staff and drive successful outcomes. Through examples of portfolio reports, new leads, moves management, proposal pipelines, and trip planning reports, attendees will learn strategies to streamline the ease with which development can gain vision into their own activity, progress and potential, freeing up prospect development staff’s time.

Katie Mueller will present on privacy and GDPR, including where the law came from, what it is, how it impacts our organizations, and some of the different interpretations and next steps that have been recommended. Following her talk there will be a discussion about how everyone is approaching GDPR at their organizations (in their departments, at the organization level, etc.) and next steps different organizations are pursuing.

Johnny Swinehart and Jason Cherry will walk through the process of creating a unit-specific planned gift likelihood rating. They created a likelihood score for each of CU’s four campuses. First, they will cover the types of planned gifts to consider, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts. Then they will walk through the initial variables they tested for each planned gift type, what the results showed, and what variables they chose to use. They will also discuss the challenges with implementing and marketing a planned gift score. Finally, they will share how a similar model can be created in Excel.

This conference has received CFRE continuing education approval for 3 points.

Apra Rocky Mountains 2018 Spring Conference

This event was held on May 4, 2018, at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus for Apra Rocky Mountains’ Spring Conference and was sponsored by DonorSearch and EverTrue!


CPRA Fall 2017 Conference

Come join us at the Fall Conference on Oct 20, 2017, featuring keynote speaker Preeti Gill, founder of Sole Searcher Strategies. Preeti’s interactive presentation, “A Woman’s Place is in Your Prospect Portfolio”, will explore the systemic challenges prospect development and fundraising professionals encounter on a daily basis. She will also offer practical opportunities to secure support from this powerful segment of donors at each stage of the development cycle. Check out her latest blog, “A Few Great Women”. On Twitter, you’ll find Preeti @SoleSearcherPR and #gogirlresearch.

The conference is being held at Colorado State University’s new stadium and will feature a presentation by CSU’s Women in Philanthropy Initiative. Additionally, University of Colorado’s Senior Development Data Analyst Jason Cherry will be presenting on the University of Colorado’s endowment project. Apra Colorado members Kimberly Elahab, Nicole Craft, and Colleen Reese, Vice President of Apra Colorado, will give 15 minute presentations on their current work, which will be followed by an Ask the Panel session regarding tips, techniques, and advice from the Apra Colorado Board of Directors.

This conference received CFRE continuing education approval for 5 points.

CPRA Summer 2017 Conference

This event was held on Friday, June 16, for lively learning, discussion, free lunch and networking. Erin Osborn joined us in the morning for a session on the nuts and bolts of research. In the afternoon,  Robby Tabuchi to discussed creating geographic-based prospect lists for fundraising staff and CPRA Board Members Colleen Reese and Sara Wuorinen uncovered the latest tips for interviews, resumes, and maximizing your LinkedIn profile.

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


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


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

Presenter:
Bond Lammey
Senior Associate, Bentz Whaley Flessner


This conference received CFRE continuing education approval for 5 points.

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

In 2016, APRA Colorado (CPRA) was represented by Eric Patterson, Communications Director, presented the Webinar, “Regional Hot Spot Identification: Benefits and Techniques.”

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