[APRA-NW] October 19, 2005 - APRA Int'l Virtual Seminar: Prospect Research 101 & APRA-NW "International Conference Recap" sessions

Donna Huston dochrist at uoregon.edu
Mon Oct 10 11:39:47 PDT 2005


Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement-Northwest

Greetings APRA-NW Members,

We have the opportunity to expand our programming this fall by offering APRA-NW's traditional "APRA International Conference Recap" in Seattle, and combining the Conference Recap with APRA International's Virtual Seminar: Prospect Research 101 at Clackamas Community College in Oregon. The Recap will be comprised of a panel APRA-NW members who attended the APRA International Conference, who have been invited to briefly (20 minutes) share highlights from a particular session they attended. The speakers will also be available to answer other questions related to the conference. Details for APRA International's Virtual Seminar: Prospect Research 101 at the Oregon City location shown below.

NOTE: All APRA-NW members are invited to attend either event for FREE . To become a member, please contact Kathryn Norris at 206-987-6825 or kathryn.norris at seattlechildrens.org

Washington Program:
APRA-NW will host an APRA Recap in Seattle. Event information:

Please RSVP by October 14, 2005 to Harshika Maysuria at (206) 543-9067 or <mailto:harshika at u.washington.edu> harshika at u.washington.edu

When: October 19, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Where: University of Washington
IBM Building
1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle WA

For map, please click on link below:
<http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?address=1200%205th%20Ave&city=Seattle&state=WA&zipcode=98101&country=US&title=%3cb%3eIbm%20Building%3a%3c%2fb%3e%20206%2d628%2d5050%3cbr%20%2f%3e1200%205th%20Ave%20Seattle%2c%20WA%2098101%2c%20US&cid=lfmapli%20> http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?address=1200%205th%20Ave&city=Seattle&state=WA&zipcode=98101&country=US&title=%3cb%3eIbm%20Building%3a%3c%2fb%3e%20206%2d628%2d5050%3cbr%20%2f%3e1200%205th%20Ave%20Seattle%2c%20WA%2098101%2c%20US&cid=lfmaplink2

This event is free to all APRA-NW members.

Oregon Program:
Clackamas Community College Foundation will host APRA International's Virtual Seminar: Prospect Research 101, followed by a Recap session with APRA-NW members who attended the APRA International Conference.

Please RSVP by October 14, 2005 to Janet Meister at (503) 657-6958 x 2402 or <mailto:janetm at clackamas.cc.or.us> janetm at clackamas.cc.or.us

When: October 19, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Virtual seminar begins at 9 a.m.)

Where: Clackamas Community College Foundation
19600 S. Molalla Avenue, Gregory Forum 108A
Oregon City, OR 97045

For a map, please click on link below: <http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?address=19600%20S%20Molalla%20Ave&city=Oregon%20City&state=OR&zipcode=97045&country=US&title=%3cb%3eClackamas%20Community%20College%3a%3c%2fb%3e%20503%2d657%2d6958%3cbr%20%2f%3e19600%20S%20Molalla%20Ave%20Or%20> http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?address=19600%20S%20Molalla%20Ave&city=Oregon%20City&state=OR&zipcode=97045&country=US&title=%3cb%3eClackamas%20Community%20College%3a%3c%2fb%3e%20503%2d657%2d6958%3cbr%20%2f%3e19600%20S%20Molalla%20Ave%20Oregon%20City%2c%20OR%2097045%2c%20US&cid=lfmaplink2

Parking is free.

This event is free to all APRA-NW members. Box lunch will be available for $9.00 - Please contact Janet to reserve a box lunch.
APRA International's Virtual Seminar series offers real-time presentations by top research experts, broadcast over both Internet and phone hook-ups to participating groups nationwide.

Virtual Seminar: Prospect Research 101

Presented by: Vicky Martin, Director of Research Management & Information Services, Indiana University Foundation and
Karen Stitsworth, Director of Development Research Services, Purdue University)

Virtual Seminar Summary:
Research is an essential component of the development process. In this virtual seminar, two veteran researchers share their in-depth knowledge to address the elementary tools, techniques and issues of prospect research. Discover the resources, methods and strategies for unearthing biographical, financial, affinity and other information critical to the cultivation and solicitation of gifts for our organizations. Free and fee-based sources will be discussed, complete with tips for successful Internet searching. If you are new to advancement research, a veteran researcher in need of an overview of the fundamentals, or a development professional interested in learning more about the importance of prospect research, this is an excellent educational opportunity for you.

Presenter Biography:

Vicky Martin is the director of Research Management and Information Services at the Indiana University Foundation (IU). She has been involved in the field of prospect research for more than 14 years and oversees a staff of seven professional researchers and two support staff in her current position. Ms. Martin is an active member of APRA-Indiana. Having completed two consecutive three-year terms, she was recently recruited to board service again and is soon to be serving as the chapter's president.

Karen Stitsworth is the director of Development Research Services at Purdue University. Prior to her position at Purdue she held positions as an associate director of a law school library and then as a corporate attorney at the headquarters for a life and group health insurance company. She has pursued a career in prospect research since 1994. She currently oversees the daily operations of a team made up of seven prospect researchers, an associate director for prospect management and tracking, an administrative assistant, department secretary and three to six student assistants. The department is currently supporting the prospect research needs of sixty-five major gift fundraisers and is partnering with them in a comprehensive campaign to raise $1.5 billion for Purdue University by June 30, 2007. Ms. Stitsworth is beginning her seventh consecutive year of serving on the APRA-IN Board of Directors, having held several positions: program chair, editor of the chapter newsletter, chapter secretary, and nominations chair. She is a frequent speaker at APRA meetings on the state and international levels. Ms. Stitsworth co-chaired the Management Track for the 2003 APRA conference in Dallas. Ms. Martin and Ms. Stitsworth are co-chairs for the Management and Professional Development track for the 2005 San Diego meeting.

Donna Huston
Program Chair - APRA-NW
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