Prospect Development 2018 Texas Happy Hour

Apra Greater Houston, North Texas, and Central and South Texas invite you to join us for a happy hour get-together at Prospect Development 2018 in Pittsburgh. Even if you’re not from Texas, we hope you can join us!

When: August 9, 2018;  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (EDT)

Where: Bill’s Bar and Burger inside the Westin Hotel

All food and drinks are the responsibility of each individual. 

Please Register Here

For questions at the conference, please contact:

Carrie Hernandez (512) 547-8026

Stacy McCarthy (214) 724-2530

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Let’s build some Texas bridges while we are in Pittsburgh!


March Membership Madness

Your $20 annual membership will provide you opportunities to engage in professional development at our annual events, discounts for select events, access to a members-only section of our website, and additional educational opportunities throughout the year.

Please join us in 2018 as we continue to grow the chapter for our region of Texas!

Apra of Central/South Texas Winter 2018 Event

Friday, January 12, 2018

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Southwestern Logo

Roy & Lillie Cullen Building – Room 360 , 1001 E University Ave.,  Georgetown, TX 78626


Presentation and Discussion

Campaigns and Prospecting After Catastrophes

Your organization is embarking on a campaign or growing its donor base when something happens (natural disaster, recession, institutional discord) that may affect your donor prospects or attitudes about your institution.   How may this affect your fundraising efforts?  How should you look for prospects?

Featured Speakers:

Karl Miller, Managing Associate – Education Practice, Benz Whaley Flessner

Paul Secord, Vice President for University Relations, Southwestern University


Discussion and Workshop

Estimating Giving Capacity

What formulas are out there?  How do you factor the unmeasurable?  How may your capacity ratings change after a natural disaster or financial recession?

Please register by Thursday, January 11

Admission: $10 (includes lunch)

Can pay when register online or at event if register onsite at day of event.

If you have questions, please contact Carrie Hernandez at



Prospect Development 2017


Join  APRA of Central/South Texas at Prospect Development 2017!

Prospect Development 2017 is the place to be for professionals in the prospect development industry. Whether

your focus is prospect identification and research, relationship management, data analytics or anything else

prospect development-related, this event has education tailored to your needs.

Conference highlights include:

  •  65+ expert-led education sessions
  •  10 pre-conference workshops
  •  New Researchers and Data Analytics symposia
  •  Keynote speaker, Derreck Kayongo
  •  Apra Talks: 30 Years in the Making: Apra Past, Present and Future
  •  Vendor seminars
  •  Dedicated Exhibit Hall hours
  •  Networking with peers and exhibitors from around the world

Visit http:/ for the latest information and to download the mobile app.

Join us for the Apra-CSTX Spring Event on March 29, 2017

Share and Share Alike:
Structures, Methods and Tools for Prospect Development
Hosted by: Apra Central/South Texas and Trinity University

Wednesday, March 29
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Trinity University- San Antonio
Alumni Relations and Development Building
323 Stadium Drive
San Antonio, TX 78212

Registration is Free!
Cost of Lunch at the Skyline Dining Room Included for Apra CSTX Members
Lunch is $10 for Non-members

Participatory Discussions
Hear from other organizations and peer professionals during guided group discussions about:
* Prospect Ranking Systems: Capacity and Affinity
* Process for Prospect/Campaign Pyramid Development
* Proactive Research versus Reactive Research
* Portfolio Management and Review
* Grab Bag –  Other Topics

Information Exchange
Share and exchange benchmarking information and professional wisdom with your fellow professionals.
Further details about the information exchange will be sent upon request or RSVP.

Networking Lunch
Enjoy lunch and one of the best views of the San Antonio skyline at the Skyline Dining Room at Trinity University.

RSVP by March 24 link

Parking and Location Information
Alumni Relations and Development Building
323 Stadium Drive
San Antonio, TX 78212
There is plenty of parking. The building is on the south-end of campus; if you get to Mulberry St., you’ve gone too far.

Contact us at if you have any questions.

Not a member of Apra Central/South Texas but would like join?  Sign up for membership here.

Apra-CSTX Sharing Our Knowledge

Be sure to tune into Apra’s Chapters Share the Knowledge from February 6-17.  Our own board member Carrie Hernandez will be presenting “So You Want To Start A Prospect Management Program? One Size May Not Fit All: Best Practices and Your Institution.” Carrie will be sharing what worked and what didn’t when an organization created a prospect management system from scratch.

Carrie’s webinar will be hosted on Wed., Feb. 15 from noon to 1 pm CST, and registration can be made here.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Apra chapter presentations for the week here.