Welcome to APRA-MN!
Welcome to the Minnesota Chapter of APRA International! APRA-MN is a non-profit membership organization that promotes and supports professionals in the field of prospect development.
Prospect development professionals partner with other fundraising professionals to identify prospects, segment donor pools, provide analysis and manage prospects through the pipeline to help make timely, appropriate gift asks.
APRA-MN provides high-quality networking and educational opportunities for its members - and all fundraising professionals interested in prospect development work.
To learn about additional member benefits, or to become a member, visit our Membership Page!
APRA-MN and National Philanthropy Day
We are proud of APRA-MN members Carley Stuber, Shanna Ames and Marcy Cheeseman for their roles in making AFP Minnesota's National Philanthropy Day a success. Congratulations to AFP Minnesota and all the award winners! It was a wonderful event!
APRA-MN Welcomes New Board Members
APRA-MN is pleased to announce the addition of four new board members and one returning board member for two-year terms beginning in January. New board members include Kristen Barlow (Catholic Charities), Deb Dressely (Fairview Foundation), Pat Thompson (Carleton College) and Robin Veal (Dunwoody College of Technology). Shanna Ames (Macalester College) was re-elected to the board for a second term. Thanks to these individuals for their willingness to serve and to all of you who voted!
APRA-MN Fall Conference Re-cap
The Fall Conference on October 15th was a great success thanks to great speakers, engaged attendees, a hard-working programming committee and a wonderful site (thanks, Macalester)! Special congratulations to Connie Matz (College of St. Benedict) for winning a scholarship to the conference! Thanks to all who participated!
2013 National Philanthropy Day
The 31st annual National Philanthropy Day will take place on November 22, 2013, at the Marriott in Minneapolis. The event is a great way to inspire, celebrate, educate and connect.
Inspire and Celebrate
The luncheon event will honor those remarkable donors, volunteers and professionals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, generosity of time and resources to encourage and advance philanthropy in our community. This year’s honorees include:
- John M. Nasseff and Helene A. Houle, Outstanding Individual Philanthropist
- Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
- Jack W. Eugster, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
- Give One For All, Outstanding Youth Award
- Katie Nelsen, CFRE, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
Congratulations to the 2013 honorees! Learn more about their amazing work.
Sign up for a dynamic pre-luncheon educational program with Bill and Penny George, who will share their philanthropic journey. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into a philanthropist’s motivation.
Spend time with more than 500 community and nonprofit leaders who all share a passion for making a difference in our community. New this year is an interactive post-event networking opportunity. Connect with fundraising professionals who work each day to foster Minnesota’s culture of giving, including APRA-MN's very own Shanna Ames.
To learn more visit AFP.
2013 Spring Conference Recap
APRA-MN is thankful to all who participated in the 2013 Spring Conference at Neighborhood House in St. Paul! The speakers, Michael Quevli and D. Andrew Brown, were top notch and provided great education throughout the day. We would also like to congratulate Kathleen Foley (Catholic Community Foundation), who was the winner of a 2013 Spring Conference scholarship!
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