APRA-NW Spring Conference Announcement and Registration Form

Hodan Hassan hhassan at u.washington.edu
Sun Apr 25 15:15:47 PDT 2004

A regional chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA)

The APRA-NW Board is pleased to announce the 2004 APRA-NW Spring Conference entitled:



Monday, May 24, 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Tacoma Rhodes Center, 950 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402


8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

John Mitchell, Western Regional Economist, U.S. Bank

Growing Again: The State of the Economy in the Pacific Northwest

Encouraging news for anyone planning or launching a fundraising campaign: The Pacific Northwest is back in a growth mode, having been hit hard by the particular nature of the 2001 recession and its aftermath. Oregon and Washington are in the process of moving back towards the previous peaks in employment in a somewhat humbled fashion, after the heady boom of the late 1990s. John will give his expert viewpoint on prospects, risks and opportunities for the region.

10:30 - noon

Moderator: David Wu, Vice President of Development, Woodland Park Zoo

Lessons Learned from the Campaign Trail

And we don't mean the election campaign! Our panel of experts represents nonprofits large and small, with an impressive range of campaign experience among them. They've raised money in tough times, and boom times, and have lived to tell the tale. Come gain the benefit of their collective experience!


Martha Richards, President, The Collins Group

Rachel Rusch, Membership Director, Tacoma Museum of Glass

Patricia Isacson Sabee, Director of Development, Seattle Symphony

Noon - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

APRA NW Annual Business Meeting

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lisa Thomas, Director of Development Research and Relationship Management, University of Washington

Prospect Research and Management in Campaigns Part I: The Silent Phase - Feasibility and Preparation

Prospect Research and Management plays a huge role early in campaigns, from constructing gift pyramids to assessing donor bases and prospect pools. This session covers key roles and responsibilities of research and prospect management, including database analysis, prospect identification, prospect management, reporting, and working with vendors and campaign counsel.

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lisa Thomas, Director of Development Research and Relationship Management, University of Washington

Prospect Research and Management in Campaigns Part II: The Public Phase - Endurance and Innovation

Once a campaign goal is announced, new challenges include maintaining momentum and keeping prospect pools fresh and viable. This session explores the changing role of research as a campaign goes public, including working with volunteers, projecting gift income and creative prospect identification.

Cost: $60 for APRA-NW members $75 for non-members

(Price includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch)

RSVP by May 18 to Kathryn Norris at: knorris at u.washington.edu. If you have further questions, please call 206-221-6412 or 206-221-5625.

To register for the conference, print attached registration form and mail payment to:


c/o Susan Corcoran Hayes

3806 W. Armour Street

Seattle, WA 98199

If you register at the door, please bring a check or exact change in the amount listed above, and you will be responsible for purchasing

your own lunch. For membership information, email schayes at u.washington.edu. Membership applications will be available at the door.

Directions to Tacoma Rhodes Center: From I-5 (North or South bound) take City enter exit. Take the A Street exit to 11th S Street. Turn left on 11th to Market Street and turn right on Market. Enter parking garage on left at first entrance. Take garage elevator to sky bridge level, cross sky bridge to Market building and check in at security office (first office on right). Cost for parking all day is $5. Telephone (253) 597-3648.

See you in Tacoma!

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