About Us

    APRA-NY is the New York State chapter of the international organization, Apra (Association of Professional Research for Advancement).  Our members are from a variety of non-profits and their roles support fundraising of that non-profit, such as Prospect Research, Prospect Management, Data Analytics, Data and Gift Processing, etc.  APRA-NY is an energized and innovative chapter which offers free or low-cost learning opportunities for its members.  Our mantra is “Share the Knowledge,” which guides us in everything we do. 

    We offer two conferences a year (spring and fall) that alternate across New York State in the general areas of Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany, giving members and friends the opportunity to attend, hopefully not too far of a drive from their homes.  Conference attendance fees are never more than $150/person and more often are $100/person depending on the vendor costs and speakers’ travel expenses.  Four conference scholarships are given a year; two as conference door prizes and two that can be applied for by members.

    The Researcher Road Trip is our newest program wherein a member can apply for $300. upfront funding for travel expenses to visit another researcher to talk shop.

    The Skill Sharing Program offers a member up to three-hours of one-on-one mentoring.

    A lengthy quarterly newsletter is published containing informative articles written by national and international professionals sharing their expertise.

    APRA-NY is a close knit passionate group of peers/friends hoping to make a difference.