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While we can't meet in person, this year's conference will have a great two day program (to avoid the fatigue inevitable from a day of Zoom) and still provide opportunities to network with your colleagues. Register for our conference in November and hear presenters on a variety of topics, including:

- Emma Hayward from Deakin University and Stephen Rowe from the Australian National University discuss capacity rating methods

- University of Queensland fundraiser Weston Bruner on inspiring researchers as fundraising partners

- The University of Auckland's John Bird on the pros and cons of modelling methods

- A panel discussion on career paths with a foundation in prospect development featuring Conor McCarthy from the National Library of Australia and Anneke Burlinson from Murdoch University.

- Fundraising Research & Consulting's Molly Masiello and Western Sydney University's Victoria Coyne provide guidance on gift acceptance and due diligence work. 

More presentations are pending and should be confirmed by the end of October, so consider this a teaser. 

Each day will feature regular opportunities to virtually 'break out' and chat to your colleagues about the presentations, or anything else on your mind.

The cost is $30 for Apra Australia members, and $45 for non-members. Register below.

Researching during COVID-19

  • 4 Jun 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • via Zoom


International students disappearing, concert venues deserted, gift officers on Zoom and charities overwhelmed. While the future for Australia is better than many, what has been the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on prospect development in our region, and how are we going to work with it in future? Come and join Apra Australia to hear how your colleagues from a range of sectors have been impacted, and hear about approaches to the resultant challenges and opportunities.  

On 4th June at 12pm AEST, we will be hosting a free 1 hour web-based discussion moderated by Apra Australia President, Stephen Rowe. We will start by hearing from our panellists about their own situations, followed by a short set of questions from Stephen to the panel. At that point we will break out for discussion sessions to share thoughts, ideas, and challenges.

Our panellists are:

Pauli Kautoke, Manager, Prospect Development, The University of Queensland

Trudy Doe, Senior Prospect Research & Development, The Salvation Army

Stephanie Kenez, Researcher, Philanthropy, Arts Centre Melbourne

Julie Wood, Manager, Trusts & Foundations, the Burnet Institute

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