Welcome to Apra-Virginia!

Lead, engage and advocate on behalf of our community so that our institutions can continue to enrich the world we live in.

Apra is a recognized leader in strategic practices for professionals utilizing analytical skills, data-driven insights, and collaborative relationships to advance the missions of philanthropic institutions.

Apra is the premier organization for professionals who strategically harness information and data to drive fundraising for philanthropic institutions..

Apra will direct its energies to the following goals:

  •     To promote professional growth and advancement
  •     To advocate the highest standards of performance and ethical behavior
  •     To facilitate interaction among research, development and information professionals, and their representative organizations
  •     To serve as the professional organization for all individuals engaged or interested in advancement research and information services
  •     To develop and implement an administrative organizational plan that will support the association


Apra-VA is an organization dedicated to connecting you with your colleagues, sharing information, and helping each other succeed in a career that serves our institutions and their missions.  You can become a member today by visiting our membership page!  Some of the benefits for our members include:

  • Reduced rates for chapter conferences
  • Access to presentation materials from previous chapter conferences
  • Announcements for prospect research and development-related jobs
  • News about upcoming prospect research and development-related conferences and workshops
  • Ability to apply for Apra-Virginia's Annual Scholarship which provides up $1,000 toward any prospect development-related professional conference
  • Option for a free professional headshot available at spring conference (benefit available starting in spring 2019)
  • Access to our online membership directory for networking with other development professionals

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