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APRA-IL Fall Networking Conference

  • Fri, September 30, 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • John Evans Center at 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois
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  • Event fee plus membership renewal for 2017
  • Event registration
  • Join APRA-IL for 2017 and include it with your event registration fee.

Join us for APRA-IL’s Fall 2016 Conference!

This year we are hosting a half day networking event at Northwestern University on September 30, 2016. In an effort to build and strengthen the APRA-IL community, our program this year emphasizes providing space and time to collaborate, share and learn from your fellow members and attendees.

We will have three tracks for participants to choose from; Prospect Research, Prospect Management, or Data Analytics. Each track will have activities and conversation geared towards the issues and the topics of interest to those participating.   

Registrations Ends on September 27th. 

Note about PARKING: 

Parking at 1800 Sheridan is very limited and requires a permit. Street parking is free, but cars must be moved every two hours. We recommend using the Public Lot at 525 S. Church St., a few minutes walk from both 1800 Sheridan and World of Beer. 

Schedule of Events:

12:30 - 1:00 Registration

1:15 – 1:45 Welcome and Chapter update

1:45-2:25 Development Officer Panel 


2:40-4:30 Track Sessions (see below for detail)

5:00-7:00 Happy Hour at World of Beer to celebrate APRA-IL's 20th Birthday!

Prospect Research

Round Table Discussions:

Organizational/shop structures:

  • What’s your reporting structure?
  • How does that structure affect your relationship to your job responsibilities and your work with Development Officers?

Vendor swaps: share your vendor issues and successes:

  • What CRM do you use?
  • What wealth screening tool do you use?
  • What do you like the most about your CRM when it comes to tracking prospect activity?
  • What is a problem you’d like to solve/tackle in the near future with tracking prospect activity within your CRM?


  • APRA International Advocacy Kit


Data Analytics/Prospect Management “Shop Swap”

Prospect Management:

Peer to peer discussions on the following topics and others predetermined by participants and the programming committee:

  • Prospect Management’s role and relationship with Development Officers
  • Challenges of organizational change and its effect on accountability, PM’s authority, and policies and procedures
  • Reporting samples and vendor trouble shooting

Data Analytics:

Peer to peer discussions on the following topics and others   predetermined by participants and the programming committee:

  • Vendor and CRM info swap
  • Reporting examples
  • Participant driven discussion points

20th Anniversary/ Birthday Party! 


Following the formal program, we would like to invite all attendees to join APRA-IL for a sponsored Happy Hour at World of Beer in Evanston. We want to extend the time for attendees to converse and continue the conversations generated by the afternoon’s activities over appetizers and drinks. We also want to celebrate our 20th Birthday! Even though not old enough to legally drink, APRA-IL still wants to buy you a cocktail. Come celebrate with us! Drinks and snacks will be available! 

Apra-IL is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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