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    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Apra Mid-Atlantic's International Prospecting Panel

    Are you interested in learning more about international research? Wondering where to start and what resources are available? Curious about data privacy laws in other countries? Join the Apra-Mid Atlantic group for an engaging panel discussion on International Prospecting! Come with questions and leave with a resource list that will help you uncover information on your international donors, foundations, and corporations. 

    When: September 28th at 1pm EST

    Who: Everyone! Priority registration given to current members of Apra Maryland, Apra Virginia, Apra Metro DC, Apra Pennsylvania, and Apra Carolinas with a code in member emails. Open to all on September 14th. 

    Questions: Alex Heyer at 


    Jay Frost

    Over the last three decades, Jay Frost has worked to identify and pursue billions in fundraising opportunities for thousands of charitable organizations around the world. 

    He has been recognized as one of America's Top 10 Fundraising Experts by Philanthropy Media, one of the Top Eight Fundraising Influencers by Elevation Media, one of the Top Nonprofit Fundraising Consultants by Double the Donation, and one of the Top 100 Charity Influencers by Onalytica.

    Jay serves as Brand Ambassador for DonorSearch, where he hosts of the Masterminds Series, which has provided over 500 webinars, livecasts, and podcasts with leaders in the fundraising and philanthropy world to over 50,000 attendees since 2016.

    Jay is also a fundraising consultant to domestic and international nonprofits. He advises organizations at all stages of their efforts, from startup through capital campaigns.  

    A popular speaker, Jay has addressed hundreds of meetings in the US, UK, Canada, Asia, and the Middle East, including sixteen Apra International conferences and numerous regional and chapter meetings.  He is a past member of the Apra International Board, and former international conference chair, former president of Apra Metro DC, and recipient of the International Prospector Award for Excellence in Prospect Research. 


    Beth Bandy

    Beth has been an independent researcher and consultant serving nonprofits and community-minded businesses around the world since 2011. She is experienced in domestic research projects, and also specializes in researching international companies and fundraising prospects. She has delivered training sessions on fundraising, operations, and governance issues for organizations in the US, Canada, the EU, and South Africa. Earlier in her career, Beth worked for Harvard University’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations; was Director of Development Research at Amherst College; and contributed to fundraising efforts at Bennington College in various capacities, including as Manager of Research and Director of Advancement Operations. She earned an ALB (social sciences concentration) from Harvard University. She spends her free time sea kayaking, running, cycling, doing yoga, and volunteering with local nonprofits near her home in midcoast Maine.

    Sue Tierney

    Sue Tierney has been Prospect Research Analyst at Cornell University’s Alumni Affairs and Development Office of Prospect Development since 2007.  She is currently the Principal Gift research liaison and has expertise in principal gifts (capacity over $10M) and international research.  Sue is also an expert on private equity and hedge fund, private and public company, and family wealth research.  Sue also conducts reputational research on major and principal gift prospects.  Sue has previously been a member of APRA Upstate New York board of directors, and has also taught many APRA workshops covering topics including venture capital, international research, capacity ratings, and private business valuation.  Sue earned a bachelor of arts in sociology at Cornell University and recently celebrated her 35th anniversary as a Cornell employee.  In her spare time, Sue volunteers as the founder and contributor of the Guitar and Piano Database, and knits obsessively.  

    Thomas Turner

    Thomas Turner is the Regional Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics at International Justice Mission, the world's largest anti-slavery organization and a global leader in the fight to end everyday violence against the poor. With almost 15 years of experience in research and data analysis in the corporate and non-profit industries, Thomas currently leads a team that provides business intelligence, prospect development, reporting, data analytics and data stewardship to advancement teams in both the US and Canada.

    PLEASE NOTE: Priority registration given to current members of Apra Maryland, Apra Virginia, Apra Metro DC, Apra Pennsylvania, and Apra Carolinas with a code in member emails. Open to all on September 14th. 

    If you are a current member, visit this link to register; you will need to use the free registration code sent to you via email. If you did not receive a code, please reach out to us at and we'll make sure you get one!

    If you are NOT a current member of Apra Virginia and would like to join, please reach out to us here.

Past events

Wednesday, August 04, 2021 Post-Apra PD Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Demystifying Macros
Monday, April 12, 2021 Apra Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2021
Monday, August 24, 2020 Advance Tomorrow: The Prospect Development Virtual Experience!
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Apra-VA Spring 2020 Webinar Series Session 7: Strengths in the Workplace
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Apra-VA Spring 2020 Webinar Series Session 6: A Yes, And Culture
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Apra-VA Spring 2020 Webinar Series Session 5: Negotiating Requests: Finding a Common Ground for Common Good
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 Apra-VA Spring 2020 Webinar Series Session 4: How To (Remotely) Succeed
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Apra-VA Spring 2020 Webinar Series Session 3: Strategic Discussion – Stepping Away from Cleanup and Focusing on Meaningful Conversations
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Apra-VA Spring 2020 Webinar Series Session 2: There must be a better way: Excel clean‐up strategies, formulas, and more
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 Apra-VA Spring 2020 Webinar Series Session 1: “Digging Deeper: Identifying and Prioritizing Proactive Projects in a Crisis
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Prospect Development Phoenix: Happy Hour for Apra Mid-Atlantic Chapters
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Apra-Virginia Spring 2019 - 25th Anniversary Conference
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Apra-Virginia Fall 2018 Conference
Thursday, August 09, 2018 Apra-VA, DC, MD, Carolinas Happy Hour in Pittsburgh
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Apra-Virginia Spring 2018 Conference
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Apra-VA Fall Conference 2017
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Apra-VA Spring Conference 2017
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 APRA- Virginia Fall 2016 Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Spring 2016 Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Fall 2015 Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Spring 2015 Chapter Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014 APRA-VA 20th Anniversary Fall Conference
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARC 2014
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