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2023 Apra-Great Plains Annual Conference

  • 28 Apr 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Boys Town Headquarters | 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010


Apra-Great Plains invites you to join us for our spring conference. Our focus will be to provide attendees with opportunities to explore trends within prospect development and evolve research shops with new tools and information. 

Join us at the Boys Town campus on Friday April 28th! 

Our speakers include:

Sarah Clough | Senior Consultant & Principal, Marts&Lundy

Mastering Performance Metrics: Setting Realistic Goals and Driving Results

In this session, we will explore how to set realistic goals and drive results through the use of effective performance metrics. We will delve into the process of identifying the right metrics that align with your organization's goals and values, as well as the methods for tracking and analyzing data to gain meaningful insights. We will also discuss how to create a culture of accountability and continuous improvement. With real-world examples and best practices, this session will equip attendees with the tools they need to set and achieve meaningful goals through the power of intentional performance metrics.

Tessa Fjelland | Director of Research Strategies and Emerging Markets, Iowa State University Foundation

Due Diligence and Risk Mitigation

Due diligence on nonprofit donors and constituents has increasingly become a topic for organizations wishing to be proactive in preserving their reputation, prioritizing employee safety, and managing other potential liabilities. Prospect researchers often become ‘de facto’ participants in this process, and the ISU Foundation is no different. In her presentation, Due Diligence and Risk Mitigation, Tessa Fjelland will describe the pillars of designing a formal process for due diligence, as well as considerations each organization must make to ensure unique needs are met. Additionally, she will share how the ISU Foundation executes their regular donor due diligence on both domestic and international prospects.

Brendan Murphy | Senior Account Executive, StratusLIVE

Automation vs. Artificial Intelligence: What’s What?

Nonprofits today must work smarter not harder if they are to make progress toward mission-fulfillment. Business automation and artificial intelligence are two means to do just that. However, many organizations are confused about the purpose of each and where to get started.

In this session, our technology experts will provide an overview of business automation and artificial intelligence. We will answer questions such as:

  • Where can I apply business automation within my organization?
  • What are the benefits of automation?
  • What is artificial intelligence within fundraising?
  • How will artificial intelligence enhance my fundraising strategies?

We will share case studies from organizations who have increased internal efficiencies using automation.

Don’t forget after the conference we are taking the party over to the Rusty Nail Bar & Grill for happy hour, sponsored by iWave!          

We would like to thank our sponsors StratusLIVE and iWave for their support!

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