A non-profit for Prospect Development professionals. 

Basic Skills Workshop 2014

  • Fri, June 06, 2014
  • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Rotary International 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201


  • Per guidance from the Board, refunds from cancellations are not approve. However, this occurred prior to this policy. LAPV 6.4.2014
Rotary International

1560 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

8:45-9:15 registration

9:15 to 4:00 Sessions

Optional Happy Hour afterwards at Pete Miller's


Theme:  Researching Basics


Cost: $65 APRA-IL Members, $90 Non-members (lunch and Prospect Research is a Verb by Meredith Hancks basics book included)


This one day workshop offers a cost-effective overview of donor research skills for new fundraising researchers, those looking to break into the field, and NGO professionals who wear multiple hats. The program will include three presentations that highlight the basics of prospect research and prospect management with tips and tricks from veterans in the field.


Wealth Screening: Jennifer Fry, Director of Prospect Discovery and Information, Northwestern University

Prospect Management vs. Prospect Research: Viviana Ramirez, Director of Prospect Management, Rush University Medical Center

The Hierarchy of Wealth: Rebekah O'Brien Senior Prospect Management and Research Analyst, Loyola University Chicago

Along with our main presentations, there will be a panel discussion with researchers from a variety of non profits in the Chicago-land area. This format will allow attendees to submit questions on any aspect of the prospect research field and have access to the wealth of knowledge that exists within our APRA-IL membership.


Beth Witherspoon, Coordinator of Prospect Management and Research, Elmhurst College

Leigh Petersen-Visaya, Director of Prospect Management and Research, Loyola University Chicago

Trent Nichols, Individual Giving Associate, Northern Illinois Food Bank

Sabine Schuller, Research Specialist, The Rotary Foundation

Dan Zarlenga, Prospect Consultant, Northwestern University

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