I just arrived home from the APRA Conference in Anaheim. Once again, another fabulous conference highlighted by great presentations and workshops on cutting edge issues as well as basic training for newcomers to the profession. No professional organization does it better than APRA!
For more than a decade I have attended this conference and have watched the range of subjects increase exponentially. The pervasive impact of prospect research on the entire fundraising community continues to grow each and every year and we all benefit from this experience.
My hope for the future of this conference is that more and more nonprofit professionals not engaged in prospect research will attend this conference and facilitate a cross functional dialogue that enables our organizations to more successfully raise money in support of the great causes we represent.
Finally, congratulations to Debbie Mueller on her highly successful year as President of APRA. Your hard work and dedication to the profession and APRA are appreciated by all!