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Apra-Wisconsin Conference, Spring 2018

  • Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association 1848 University Avenue Madison, WI, 53726 United States (map)

The upcoming Apra-Wisconsin conference, on May 4th, will feature two fantastic speakers, Preeti Gill and Martha Taylor, who will be speaking about gender issues in prospect development and each stage of the development cycle. You will gain knowledge and skills that speak to many of the competencies in Apra’s Body of Knowledge, primarily in the Prospect Research and Relationship Management domains.

Part 1

Gender issues in prospect development, including identification and prospect outreach strategies

Part 2

Gender issues at each stage of the development cycle, especially cultivation through stewardship

Part 3

The future of women’s philanthropy – a discussion with Martha and Preeti – bring your questions!

Round Table Discussion

Come prepared with ideas, samples, and questions for discussions about prospecting challenges and wins. Please let Sarah Bernstein know at if you have burning questions or topics you would like to discuss.

Nancy Nicholas Hall Tour

On the UW Madison campus, Nicholas Hall is home to the School of Human Ecology and the 100 Women Wall of Honor.


Martha Taylor

Martha is Vice President of Development, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, and internationally recognized pioneer in the field of women’s philanthropy. At the UW Foundation since 1975, she was the first woman development vice president in the Big Ten. Martha co-founded the UW Foundation’s Women’s Philanthropy Council in 1988 as the first women’s major gift program; co-founded the Women’s Philanthropy Institute in 1991, now at the Lily School of Philanthropy, Indiana University; and co-authored the first two award winning seminal books that established the field of women’s philanthropy.


Preeti Gill

Preeti is the Founder of Sole Searcher Strategies, a one-woman consultancy focused on helping the social services sector build its prospect development capacity. A prospect researcher for more than 15 years, Preeti has diverse experiences in higher education, the community foundation movement and healthcare. In addition to consulting, she seeks to narrow the gender data gap in philanthropy by providing research resources and inspiring stories at A Few Great Women -

Earlier Event: September 22
Apra - Wisconsin, Fall 2017
Later Event: June 21
Milwaukee Networking Roundtables