[APRA-NW] December APRA virtual seminars in Seattle and Portland!

Jennifer A. MacCormack jmaccorm at u.washington.edu
Tue Nov 24 16:14:32 PST 2009


Greetings APRA-NW'ers!

APRA-NW is offering a few virtual seminar replays to add a little spice to your holidays! In December, we'll be hosting two virtual seminars at locations in Portland and Seattle: Qualifying Major Gift prospects in the Field by Andrew Brown and Thinking About Data Modeling? Five Key Questions to Consider Before Starting by Josh Birkholz.

Read on below for venue and date details for each virtual seminar replay. APRA-NW is on the lookout for members who are interested in hosting a virtual seminar. It's a great way to meet your fellow researchers and very easy to set up. If you're interested, please contact me and we can work on getting you on the calendar for a future virtual seminar!

Cost
Members: Free
Non-members: $10

Interested in becoming a member? Contact our fabulous Membership Chair, Jessica Balsam, at balsamj at u.washington.edu<mailto:balsamj at u.washington.edu> or go online at www.apra-nw.org<http://www.apra-nw.org>.

To see a schedule of all APRA and APRA-NW events, please visit our website www.apra-nw.org<http://www.apra-nw.org>

Happy Thanksgiving!
Jennifer MacCormack
Program Chair, APRA-NW


Qualifying Major Gift Prospects in the Field (Replay)
Presented by Andrew Brown
Once prospect research has identified and rated new prospective donors, fundraising staff must take action to actually field qualify and confirm the viability of those prospects. Qualification includes affirming the prospect's relationship to and feelings about the organization, their interest in being involved as a volunteer or donor, and their financial ability to make a major gift. In this session, a successful field officer relays his experiences and techniques for reviewing newly identified prospects, making cold calls, getting the appointment and quickly evaluating and qualifying prospects. Discuss how the insights gained from field qualification efforts can be incorporated into the research profile and moves management system and how fundraisers and researchers work together in this important early stage of fundraising.
Andrew Brown is Director of Advancement at The Hill School in Pennsylvania. Before joining The Hill School, he was responsible for major gifts fundraising and worked closely with Research Department as an advisor on privately held businesses and as a liaison to front line fundraisers at Brown. He has also served as a finance and valuation consultant to middle-market, privately-held businesses, working primarily with entrepreneurs and wealthy families. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School. Brown has also completed the American Society of Appraiser's training in business valuation.
Venue Details for Seattle
Friday, December 11
9 AM - 10 AM
University of Washington
UW Tower, Floor 1 Room 237 (look for signs when you leave the elevator)
Metered street parking around the building or at lots on 12th Ave.
For directions, please visit http://www.washington.edu/facilities/uwtower/getting-here

Please RSVP Jennifer MacCormack jmaccorm at u.washington.edu<mailto:jmaccorm at u.washington.edu> by December 10

Venue Details for Portland

Monday, December 14

9 AM -10:00 AM
Portland State University
Urban Center Room 710
Maps and directions are available at: http://www.pdx.edu/campus
Please RSVP to Amanda Jarman at ajarman at pdx.edu<mailto:ajarman at pdx.edu>

Thinking About Data Modeling? Five Key Questions to Consider Before Starting (Replay)
Presented by Josh Birkholz
An increasing number of development programs are building internal analytics capacity for prospect identification, direct marketing segmentation and program analysis. With the increasing demands of prospect development programs, when does it make sense to add this capability to your organization? This session will discuss the five key questions to consider before starting an analytics effort of your own.
This virtual seminar will look at:

* Readiness of your program for implementing data mining and modeling
* Necessary skill sets for analytics professionals
* Software evaluation approaches
* Training opportunities
* Analytics implementation strategies
Joshua M. Birkholz is a principal at comprehensive fundraising consulting firm, Bentz Whaley Flessner and director of its analytics division, DonorCast. He has built data mining solutions for leading universities, medical centers, and cultural nonprofits throughout the United States. Prior to coming to Bentz Whaley Flessner, Birkholz engineered the data mining program for the University of Minnesota Foundation. He is the author of the book, Fundraising Analytics, and is a sought-after speaker on fundraising strategy and technology. Birkholz earned his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University-St. Paul and his Master of Arts in arts administration from St. Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota.
Venue Details for Portland

Tuesday, December 22

9 AM -10:00 AM - Coffee and refreshments served!
Oregon Food Bank
7900 NE 33rd Drive
Portland, OR
Maps and directions are available at http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/about_ofb/contact_info/directions.html
All parking is free: in the front and sides of the building and on the street.
Please RSVP to Allie Smith at Asmith at oregonfoodbank.org



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