By Elisa Shoenberger, Benchmarking Product Analyst, Grenzebach Glier and Associates
APRA International is coming up next week! We have several members of APRA-IL who will be presenting at this year’s conference. Here are a few sessions for you to check out by local members and development professionals in Illinois:
Industry Corner II: Venture Capital and Private Equity
Thursday, July 28, 2016 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Amelia Aldred and John McBride (University of Chicago) will present a classic, “How the heck to rate these people” session on venture capital and private equity. What’s not so classic? Amelia and John actually interviewed professionals in the field to get their perspective on philanthropy, industry trends, and how to best approach VC and PE pros! This session is appropriate for both new researchers needing a crash course on rating VC and PE prospects as well as veteran researchers who want to get some insider info on the industries.
More than Just News: How a Newsletter Can Help Your Team Measure Impact, Maximize Partnerships, and Inspire Collaboration
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 (08:30 AM - 10:00 AM)
Yes, yes, yes, we know that researchers need to measure our impact, build relationships, and communicate at our organizations. But how does that translate into specific actions? One prospect research team found that they could do all three things via a quarterly newsletter. Lindsey Royer, Marcus Smith, and Amelia Aldred (University of Chicago) will focus on how they connected impact, relationship-building, and communication to the process of building and distributing a newsletter. The session is appropriate for shops of all sizes.
Other sessions by researchers, prospect managers, and analysts in Illinois include:
prspct.py - Python Programming for Prospect Researchers
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
John Connelly, Northwestern University
Leveraging Campaign Volunteers to Maximize Outcomes
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 (2:05 PM - 2:45PM)
by Katie Nowak, Northwestern University
Go check out these amazing sessions at APRA International 2016!