Welcome to Apra Carolinas' chapter website!

Our chapter is a part of the International Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (Apra) for North and South

Carolinas. Our mission is to advance and promote the profession of prospect research, analytics and relationship management

through professional development and education among members and to be a resource for information about our profession 

to the community. 

For additional information about Apra Carolinas, please contact our President, Beth Inman at inmanet@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-4434. 

Join Apra Carolinas today! 

We'd love to have you in our professional community! 

Click on the link above to learn more about the benefits of being a member, and for the membership registration form. 

Get Involved: Volunteer, Host an Event, or Present!

Whether you would like to serve on the chapter board, the chapter committees, host an event, present at an event, or help with registration at an event... we need your help!

If you're interested now or in the future, click here to let us know! Thank you in advance! 

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Call for Speakers! 

Apra Carolinas Fall Conference

October 6, 2017 at UNC Wilmington

Are you interested in presenting to a great group of prospect management and research professionals? Have you completed a prospect management or research project that you are excited to share? If so, you are in luck! We are looking for speakers to present on prospect management, research or other related topics at our Fall Conference at UNC Wilmington on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Not sure what to present? Some topics of interest include: resources for prospect management and prospect research; tips & tricks for Excel; data analytics for prospect development; portfolio management; leadership and career mobility; or revisit the basics of prospect research/management for our newcomers.

If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact our Education Committee Chair, Jennifer Vincent (vincentj@uncw.edu) by Monday, July 31st.  Please include names of speakers, a presentation title, a brief summary and approximate time needed for your presentation.  

SAVE THE DATE for our Fall event at UNC Wilmington on

Oct 5-6, 2017 - stay tuned for details but if you can, plan on

 arriving in Wilmington in time for dinner on Thursday, Oct 5 and

 staying for a day of great programming on Friday, Oct 6. AND,

 Elon University in Elon, NC will be our host for the Spring 2018 event!

Congratulations to Rick Loveday, Prospect Research Analyst at Clemson University, winner of Apra Carolinas' Professional Development Scholarship for 2017!

The Apra Carolinas Professional Development Scholarship is based on merit, and financial need (working for an organization with a limited or no training budget, for example) and the recipient will receive a stipend of up to $1,500 to be applied toward professional development activities offered by Apra Carolinas or Apra International sponsored educational opportunity. 

Apra Carolinas' new chapter officers:

Merissa Lawson (Elon University) - NC Regional Representative
Missy Garner (Clemson University) - SC Regional Representative
Jennifer Vincent (UNC Wilmington) - Membership and Education Committee Chair
Angie Herrington (The Helen Brown Group) - Communications Committee Chair

Apra Carolinas had a 75% election turnout rate which is outstanding! 

Board Members & Committee Chairs returning for 2017:
Beth Inman- President (University of South Carolina)
Elizabeth Roma- President-elect (Helen Brown Group)
Krystal Wilson- Past President (Appalachian State University)
Kathy Mills- Treasurer (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)
Mary Collin- Secretary (Central Piedmont Community College)

If you are interested in being a member of the membership or the communications committee, please contact Beth Inman.

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