2017 Apra Indiana Skills Workshop (Basic & Advanced)

  • 06/29/2017
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana


Join us in Fort Wayne this June for Apra Indiana’s biggest event of the year! The skills workshop provides two tracks of content for everyone from development professionals at small organizations who want to dig deeper into the field to seasoned researchers from large institutions. Choose one track or feel free to move between basic and advanced tracks to attend whatever sessions interest you most.

We are excited to have Apra International past president Karen Isble join us as our keynote speaker. We are also featuring seven other presenters who will share their knowledge related to prospect research, data analytics, relationship management, and campaigns.


This year's workshop has been approved for 5.75 CFRE credits! 

Registration closed June 22.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session #1      

Knowing Your Audience (basic)

Louise Jackson, Peabody Home Foundation

Leveraging Your Database (advanced) 

Tanya Ford, Taylor University

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break & Networking

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session #2     

Philanthropy Across Generations: Understanding Intergenerational Values (basic)

James Cramer, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

Strategic Planning: How Do We Plan for the Shop of 2022? (advanced)

Karen Isble, University of Michigan

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch/Presentation       

A Sneak Peek into How Development Officers Use Prospect Research

Laura Macknick, Macknick Philanthropy Advisors

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Break & Networking

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation

Campaigns and Prospect Development

Karen Isble, University of Michigan

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break & Networking

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session #3

Research Methods for Improving Strategic Funding Proposals (basic)

Brad Oliver, The Summit

Researching Compensation via Public Filings (advanced)

Lonnie Leeper, University of St. Francis

Greg Smith, University of St. Francis

3:30 p.m. Wrap-up & Evaluations

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