• 11/30/2016 10:58 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Butler University is seeking a Director of Prospect Development for Advancement Services who will manage the day-to-day operations of prospect identification, pipeline development, prospect research, and relationship management throughout the prospect development life cycle. Reporting to the Executive Director, Advancement Services, this position collaborates with leadership, front-line development officers, and volunteers on pipeline management, works independently on research and prospect identification projects, and manages a team of two (2) prospect development professionals. To view more about this job click here

  • 11/04/2016 8:50 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    APRA-IN Members! Did you know that as a member you not only have access to handouts and presentations from past conferences, but also can utilize our extensive resource portal full of helpful links for researchers! Check out the members only section of the website (must be logged in to view) to find presentations and handouts from the August Skills Workshop, as well as the keynote speaker presentation from the November Annual Meeting! Then, head over to the resource portal in the members only section to find links to resources including researching salaries and compensation, property land values, company information and MORE! If you have any additional links to resources that you'd like to share please email Stephanie Brouwer, our webmaster. Not a member? Check out our membership options

  • 11/02/2016 8:31 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Greater Twin Cities United Way is seeking a Prospect Research Manager who will work with the Senior Manager of Prospect Development and provide planning, support and execute the development of new and increased donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. To view more about this job click here

  • 09/20/2016 8:55 AM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Each month we will be highlighting a different APRA-IN board member. Read on to learn more about

    Laura, our treasurer! 

    Laura Hinkley

    Laura Hinkley

    Position: Senior Director of Development Research and Advancement Services at Earlham College

    What book are you currently reading? The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields. After a few books in a row that were about war, genocide and generally depressing themes, this was recommended on "Positive Goodreads". It's excellent!

    Favorite vacation spot? Any place with a beach. After finishing the last season of Outlander, Scotland is on my wish list. 

    Hobbies? I've been teaching dance for 25 years. Ballet is my speciality but I have a fondness for tap as well. 

    An unusual/fun fact about you:  I teach high intensity interval fitness classes and Zumba every day over my lunch hour. 

  • 09/08/2016 12:03 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    The Purdue Research Foundation is looking for an Associate Director of Prospect Management in the University Development Office to administer the Prospect Management program, including overseeing and carrying out the day-to-day operations of this unit and its functions within the Development Research Services Department. This person would supervise support staff and student assistants assigned to the unit for the prospect data entry and tracking processes. For more information, visit the APRA-IN jobs page or view posting in its entirety at http://purdue.edu/devcareers.

  • 08/09/2016 2:42 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Each month we will be highlighting a different APRA-IN board member. Read on to learn more about

    Stephanie, our webmaster! 

    Stephanie Brouwer

    Librarian at Harrison College, Indianapolis East

    What book are you currently reading: I am currently reading The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman and the Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman 

    Favorite vacation spot: Southern California 

    Hobbies: My hobbies including running, playing tennis, reading, sports, movies, and spending time with my husband and two dogs, Mosby and Lilly.

    An unusual or fun fact about me: I completed my first full marathon in November 2015.


  • 08/01/2016 5:04 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Bond T. Lammey is a managing associate at Bentz Whaley Flessner specializing in prospect development. Bond’s experience ranges from higher education to academic medicine, large and small social service agencies, and national and local member/cause organizations. She is accomplished in principal gift prospecting, working with non-natural constituencies, daily wealth screenings, and comprehensive prospect development strategies.

    Prior to joining BWF, Bond led prospect research efforts at the University of Chicago, where she oversaw the central prospect research team and developed integrated strategies with prospect management, analytics, corporate and foundation relations research, and non-central research teams.

    Bond received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and her Master of Management in Nonprofit Administration, both from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. She is on the board of APRA International and has presented at CASE, SunGard, and APRA conferences.

    Come hear Bond as she gives the keynote address, What’s in it for me: the Career Trajectory of a Prospect Development Professional. She will also be giving the presentation So Much Data! Tips to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed by Wealth Screening Results at the Advanced Skills Workshop. 

    To register for the APRA-IN Skills Workshop please click here

  • 08/01/2016 4:53 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Ralph holds the position of Chief of Research, Development Research Services, in the University Development Office of the Purdue Research Foundation.  His main focus is on major gift prospect identification and research.  Ralph directed the Development Research department at Purdue through its ‎successful Purdue:  Vision 21 campaign (1991-94).  From 1986-91, he directed ‎the Development Research department at the University of Chicago through ‎its successful Campaign for the Arts and Sciences and in the early phase of ‎the University’s Centennial Campaign. Ralph is currently in his fifth term on the ‎board of the Indiana chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers ‎for Advancement (APRA).  His board member duties have included developing ‎sponsor relationships, organizing state conferences, editing the chapter ‎newsletter, and serving as chapter president.  Ralph has spoken at APRA ‎International conferences and at APRA state conferences in Illinois, Michigan, ‎and Indiana.  He has written for APRA Connections, a ‎professional journal.‎ ‎ ‎ 

    Prior to his career in development, Ralph worked as the Business Reference ‎Librarian at the University of Chicago.  He also worked as General Reference ‎Librarian for the University of Chicago and for Indiana University.  Ralph holds a ‎MLS from Indiana University and an AB from Wabash College.  He may ‎occasionally be seen treading the boards with community theatre groups.‎ Come hear Ralph at the APRA-IN Basic Skills Workshop as he discusses Estimating Individual Gift Capacity. 

    To register for the APRA-IN Skills Workshop please click here


  • 08/01/2016 4:49 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Emily Davis began as a research associate at the Indiana University Foundation and was promoted to development analyst in 2011. In addition to assisting her science- and health-related clients with research, she has completed research for the IU and IU Foundation presidents as well as on international prospects. She received her undergraduate degrees from Ball State University and her master’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington. In her free time, she enjoys completing freelance editing and formatting work when not watching Thomas the Train with her toddler. Come hear Emily at the APRA-IN Basics Skills Workshop as she discusses Research Basics - How to Research a Person. She will also be presenting at the APRA-IN Advanced Skills Workshop on Using Social Media, where she will discuss you can learn how to mine and utilize social media resources, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, for prospect research profiles. 

    To register for the APRA-IN Skills Workshop please click here


  • 08/01/2016 12:44 PM | Stephanie Brouwer (Administrator)

    Nancy J. Doemel, 71, of Crawfordsville, died Saturday, June 18, in Indianapolis.

    Born December 28, 1944, she was the daughter of Dale and Irene Walcutt.

    Nancy graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School (Ohio) in 1963, received her Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University in 1966, and her Masters of Arts from Purdue University in 1975.

    Nancy married William N. Doemel soon after her graduation from Wittenberg, and she worked as an English teacher in the Bartholomew Consolidated School District, Columbus, IN, while Bill finished his PhD.

    From 1977 to 1979 she was a research associate at the Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy at Indiana University. She authored a user’s guide to energy issues, “Energy in Indiana”, and coauthored reports on creating land use policy in the Hoosier National Forest and on the Garrison Diversion Project in North Dakota.  She served as citizen advisor to the National Forest Service from 1976-78.

    Nancy served Wabash College as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations from 1979 until her retirement in 2010, and from 1979 to 1997 had the additional responsibility as part-time Director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association Scotland Program. In 31 years working at Wabash she raised more than $30 million for the college.

    In June she was honored by the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance with the 2016 Hazelett Award in Grantmaking.

    Nancy lived out her commitment to philanthropy and community service in many ways. She was a founding member of the Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) and has served two terms on the Board of Directors for a total of 12 years. She advised the Montgomery County Free Clinic Board as they raised over $1.2 million to build a new clinic to serve medical needs of the low-income families and individuals. She worked with her church on a $308,000 capital campaign providing fundraising guidance and grant writing assistance to meet this goal. She was active with the League of Women Voters, first in Land Use and Environmental Issues, Planning and Zoning, and more recently in Economic Health.

    “She was a tremendous leader who through her example showed what it truly means to be a volunteer community worker,” said MCCF Executive Director Kelly Taylor. “Her dedication, patience and hard work got results and set high exemplary standards for those with whom she worked. She made everyone better under her leadership.”

    Nancy was also an accomplished quilter, but noted in an article in Wabash Magazine that her art “did not come easily.” The article’s writer concludes: “That’s surprising to hear from a woman so skilled at weaving together disparate people and organizations to make something good and lasting for others.”

    Nancy was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Dale Doemel, who died March 9, 2016.

    She is survived by her husband, William N. Doemel; her sister, Ann Kohler (John); a niece, Beth Kohler Brown, and nephew, Grant Kohler (Dr. Katherine); and three grandnieces, Megan and Hannah Brown, and Madelyn Kohler.

    A memorial service for Nancy was held July 23 at 3 p.m. in the Wabash Chapel.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made either to one of these funds at the Montgomery County Community Foundation, PO Box  334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933

    • The Dr. William and Ms. Nancy Doemel Fund—an unrestricted fund to benefit the Montgomery County Community Foundation

    • The Women’s Legacy Fund—to provide support for nonprofit agencies that serve women and children of Montgomery County

    • The William, Nancy and Christopher Doemel Organ Maintenance Fund for Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church—to provide funding for major repairs of the organ located at the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church, Crawfordsville, Indiana.

    Donations can also be made to the Nancy J. Doemel Fund for Study Abroad, Wabash College, PO Box 352, Crawfordsville, IN, 47933. 


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