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Our colleagues at Apra-Great Plains are holding their 2019 Spring Conference at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA on Friday, April 12. The focus of the conference is Data Analytics.
More details on the conference can be found at the Apra-Great Plains website.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! for the Apra-MN 2019 Conference!
The Apra-MN 2019 conference date has been set for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with keynote speaker Michael Quevli and presenters Bond Lammey and Mark Egge!
Michael Quevli serves as Senior Consultant at Target Analytics, a Blackbaud Company. He joined Blackbaud in 2008 after working for a number of years in nonprofit prospect development. Michael also served 2 consecutive terms for the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA) where during his tenure membership grew from 165 to 300. He served on the board of directors for Apra for nine consecutive years and was president in 2012 and is currently serving on the board of trustees for Apra. He is a frequent speaker for Apra and taught at the College of Extended Learning at Cal State Northridge in prospect research and prospect management. Michael is the recipient of the 2004 CARA Service Award, the first male to receive the Stephens College Alumnae Service Award (2007), and the 2018 Apra Distinguished Service Award.
Bond Lammey is a Managing Associate at Bentz Whaley Flessner specializing in prospect development and donor relations. She has worked with higher education institutions, medical centers, and humanitarian and conservation organizations. Prior to joining BWF, Bond was the Director of Prospect Research at the University of Chicago. Bond received her BA in Sociology and her Masters of Management in Nonprofit Administration, both from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. She is the treasurer of the Apra International board and an instructor at the Rice University Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Bond has presented in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Asia at CASE, ADRP, AASP, and Apra conferences.
Mark Egge's favorite descriptor for himself is “nerd.” He has presented on myriad topics related to prospect development, and his professional interests range from specific topics like SEC filings to broader concepts related to management, leadership, and power and influence. His education background is in music, and his master’s thesis uses data visualization techniques to aid in the analysis of post-tonal compositions. Incidentally, when asked about this, he will go on at length (and without irony) about the profound similarities between music and prospect development. Mark recently became Associate Vice President for Development at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, where he oversees the Annual Fund and Development Operations, in addition to finding better ways of leveraging data for fundraising success. Prior to this he spent about 13 years leading prospect development shops at the Greater Twin Cities United Way and Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Mark currently serves as President of Apra, is a former president of Apra-MN, and has been active as a volunteer leader with Apra and his local chapter since 2006. In his spare time, he enjoys taking on projects through his side-gig, Itasca Partners LLC, helping nonprofits with their prospect development needs.
We will be offering a scholarship opportunity for the conference. This scholarship will pay the registration fee for the conference. Any current member of the Apra Minnesota Chapter is eligible to apply for the scholarship (you must be a member of the Apra Minnesota Chapter to apply). See details in the Member Benefits section of the website.
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