APRA-GA 2022 Fall Conference - stay tuned for details!


Apra-GA 2022 VIRTUAL Spring Conference - Friday, May 20

Featured Topics & Speakers:

The Principal Gift Checklist: How to Cultivate and De-risk Gifts of $5M-$100M
Benjamin Porter, Keynote Speaker
Understanding, Accessing and Engaging Your Next Principal Donor
David Friedman

Panel Discussion: Feeding the Pipeline: Tracking and Managing the Lifecycle of a Prospect Referral
Ruthie Giles, Panel Moderator
Disruptive Philanthropy: A Discussion of Donor Advised Funds
Elisa Shoenberger

Fundraising & Wordsmithery: Persuasive Writing for Development
David Jones

Apra Georgia Fall Conference Session 2:
Achieve A New Level of Success - Insights on Data Science, Volunteer Leadership and
The Culture of Philanthropy
Thursday, November 18

Featured Topics and Speakers:

Latest and Greatest on Data Science and What These Techniques Can Do for You
Marianne Pelletier

Advancing a Culture of Philanthropy for Campaign
Lisa Howley

Maximizing Volunteer Leadership: Developing Your Bench of Highly Engaged Natural Partners
Mark DeFilippis

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Diversifying Your Fundraising Approach and Measuring Strategic Impacts

Featured speakers and topics include:

It's not just the numbers! - Income Psychology & Giving Behavior
Presented by Amy Begg, Harvard University

Engaging More Women as major Donors
Presented by Angela White, CRFE, JGA

The Importance of Metrics in Advancement
Presented by Jon Thorsen, Advancement Serives Consultant

Demystifying DEI in Prospect Development: A Systems Thinking Approach
Presented by Chandra Montgomery, University of Southern California

Date: THURSDAY, November 12, 2020

Creative Strategies for Impactful Fundraising

Directly Impact Business Goals Using A.I. (and Be a Hero)

Jim Dries, CEO, piLYTIX

Dynamic Trio of Female Fundraisers Share Insights, Tips, and Strategies to Successful Fundraisingduring COVID-19
​Cheryl Anderson Ciucevich, Director of Development, College of Science and Mathematics, Georgia Southern University
Jennifer Daly, Director of Development, Advancement and Alumni Engagement, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Shenika Swan, Director of Individual and Planned Giving, Spelman College

Breakout Session for New Researchers
Hosted by the APRA-Georgia Board

The Synergy of Major Giving and Diversity: Raise More Money from 

the Whole Community
Armando Zumaya, Consultant, Speaker and Fundraiser

How to Find and Manage Negative News Before It Becomes a Disruptor
Ginger Cole, Product Manager/Account Manager, 
Nexis@Solutions division of LexisNexis


​2020 APRA-GA Spring Conference

Sponsored by Blackbaud 
May 15, 2020 
Virtual Conference due to COVID-19

Featured Speakers included:

Dwight Dozier, CIO, Georgia Tech Foundation and

Chris Cannon, CFRE, President of Zuri Group’s Strategic Services

Holly Weimer, Associate Director of Prospect Management, University of Georgia

Juan Garcia, Assistant Vice President for Advancement Strategy and Campaign Director, University of Texas at Austin

Chantel Dunham, Director of Development, University of Georgia Libraries, The Georgia Review and  UGA Press