1560 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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