Call for Presentation Proposals for the 2019 Apra Metro DC Annual Conference

Apra Metro DC Annual Conference is the premiere event for prospect research professionals in the DC area. Apra members are full of interesting insights and industry knowledge. We invite you to share your knowledge at the 2019 Apra Metro DC Annual Conference with a presentation that showcases your strengths.

All submissions should address one of the topics in each domain of Apra's Body of Knowledge: Prospect Research, Data Analytics, Relationship Management, and Campaigns. We will also review submissions on Professional Development.

What we are looking for:


  • Original presentations that have not recently been used at other conferences.
  • Educational, actionable and engaging content that is formatted in a "how-to" style.
  • A title that clearly conveys the type of presentation you are proposing.
  • An abstract of no more than 300 words that addresses the topic of your presentation and two to three key takeaways the audience will enjoy.
  • Include who is in your target audience: small shops, large shops, general audience, etc.
  • Sessions will be allotted 60 minutes, so be prepared to be concise.
  • Abstracts should follow the following style guidelines: uses active voice, uses an AP style and is written in the third person.
Submissions:
Submission Deadline Extended to September 17, 2018!

Submit your proposal here.

Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration. In addition, limited funds are available for travel reimbursement.

We look forward to hearing from you!

APRA Metro DC announces three new board members!

The APRA Metro DC board is proud to announce that it has elected three new members:
  • Newsletter Chair: Elizabeth Dickinson, Newseum, Coordinator of Donor Relations
  • Programming Chair: Catherine Flaatten, Share Our Strength, Prospect Research Analyst
  • Social Media Chair: Ana Morgenstern, Newseum, Manager of Research and Prospect Development 
You can read more about them here!

The board would like to thank Katie Mire and Javier Rodriguez for lending us their wisdom, enthusiasm, and can-do attitudes.  Thanks for your service to the APRA DC family!  

Remembering Daniel Greeley

APRA Colleagues,

The prospect development community and APRA Metro DC family experienced a tremendous loss this week. One of our board members, Daniel Greeley, passed away at the age of 29. He was the prospect researcher at the Land Trust Alliance and was a member of the board of American University's DC Young Alumni Chapter. Daniel was a driving force in our chapter and inspired many to volunteer with APRA. He was passionate about prospect development, his trips to nearly 100 national parks, being an American University Eagle, all things politics, his joy (and struggles!) as a first-time homeowner, and his family and beloved dog, Cinnamon. We will greatly miss his friendship, encouragement, optimism, and determination.

Some of you might have known Daniel from his work as the chair of the Prospect Research Track of the Curriculum Planning Committee for this year’s Prospect Development. He was so looking forward to attending and presenting at his first Prospect Development this year. Daniel was the author of the recent “Data Mining Political Giving: How to Read, Understand, and Use Political Giving Records in Prospect Research” cover story in APRA Connections, and had previously served as MARC Volunteer Co-Chair. Daniel had served as an APRA Metro DC board member since 2012, most recently as our Newsletter Chair.

As the APRA Metro DC chapter prepares for its annual conference next Thursday, the chapter will be reminded of the noticeable void Daniel’s passing has left in our community. In honor of Daniel’s contributions and impact on our chapter, the APRA Metro DC board of directors will award the Daniel H. Greeley Memorial Scholarship at our conference.

For those who want a clearer sense of Daniel’s character and unyielding spirit, one of his co-workers wrote a beautiful tribute to him: http://www.landtrustalliance.org/blog/memoriam-daniel-greeley

Additionally, his family established The Daniel Greeley Memorial Scholarship Fund at American University: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1395/index1colnonav.aspx?sid=1395&gid=1&pgid=5701&cid=9061&bledit=1&dids=179

Sincerely,

Lindsey Nadeau
President, APRA Metro DC

APRA DC seeking board members

Are you looking for the next step in your professional development?  Do you want to meet engaged professionals in your industry?  Then consider joining the APRA DC Board of Directors!  We are currently seeking a programming chair and a social media chair.

Commitment: All levels of experience are welcome - we're looking for individuals who are passionate about philanthropy and want to get involved.  We have quarterly, in-person meetings and and occasional conference calls when needed.  It's a great way to build your resume and develop new skills with only a few hours of work each month.

Interested?  Know someone who would be a great fit?  Want more information?  Contact president@aprametrodc.net

The Board of Directors hopes to fill these positions by June, so don't delay!