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Apra Wisconsin Spring Conference

Please join us

On Friday, April 12, at Marquette University, two seasoned veterans will walk us through tools and practices to enhance major and principal gift productivity.

David Lively will talk about performance metrics and portfolio optimization systems that provide fundraising managers with the data they need to drive stronger results. Ben Porter will share his “Principal Gifts Checklist,” a road map to prepare gift officers for principal gift success.

In the afternoon, you will hear from several prospect development professionals on various topics and challenges they’ve tackled, and you’ll be able to ask them your burning questions.

Please see all the details on the registration flier.

Beyond our core Apra Wisconsin audience, this promises to be an excellent opportunity for colleagues who manage gift officers and gift officers themselves. Please share this information with them.


Email your completed registration form to Jenny Ziegler, our Events Coordinator, at The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 3.

Cash or checks will be accepted at the door. If you’d like to mail a check in advance, send it to our Treasurer, Alex Mendez, at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association, 1848 University Ave., Madison, WI, 53726.

Location & Parking

We’ll meet in Room 216 of The Commons at Marquette University, located at 721 N. 17th St., Milwaukee. Parking is available on the MU campus for $10 (pay your own way), at the 16th St. Structure: 749 N. 16th St.

Thank you, Julie Nurse, Jenna Goeb, and Marquette University for hosting!

Thursday Evening Social & Dinner

To enjoy more time with your Apra friends, plan to gather for a 4:30 p.m. Pabst Brewery tour ($10 per person — includes 2 drinks and lasts about an hour), followed by dinner at Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub at 6:30 p.m.

Please indicate your interest in joining us for either or both of these on the registration form. Our Thursday evening events are pay-on-your-own.


Julie and Jenna have tapped their MU connections and reserved a block of rooms at The Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, for Thursday evening. The rate starts at $109 per night for a single queen room. Call 414-345-5000 or 888-322-3326, and ask to reserve a room in the “MU – Apra Conference” group block. The cutoff date for the block is March 12, 2019. The group rate pricing is available two days prior to and two days after the event dates, subject to availability.


Event Sponsor

A big thank-you to iWave, our Gold-Level Sponsor for this conference.

We look forward to seeing you in April at Marquette!

Earlier Event: September 21
Apra Wisconsin Fall Conference