The Resource for Prospect Development, Relationship Management, & Analytics

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 or 803-777-4434. 

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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! 


Apra Carolinas Road Trip Scholarship

The “road trip” is a scholarship program to cover travel expenses for a member to spend a day with someone within the Carolinas to learn about processes, procedures, CRM, a specific project, or so forth.

One road trip scholarship will be awarded annually. The scholarship will cover travel expenses (gas, meals, and 1 night of lodging) up to $300.

The recipient will be asked to write a blog post about his/her road trip experience.

To apply:

Applicants must be current members of Apra Carolinas. Please send a narrative to with Apra Carolinas Road Trip Scholarship as the subject. Applicants should state in 500 words or less the purpose of the visit and express financial need. Applicants will also need to provide the contact information of the person with whom he/she would like to schedule a meeting, and confirm that his/her supervisor has approved the road trip. Dates for the visit can be finalized once the scholarship is awarded.

The deadline for applications is March 17, 2017. The recipient will be notified by April 1, 2017. Travel should be completed by December 31, 2017.

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.

Congratulations to Amy Jackson, Director of Research for Prospect Development at Wingate University, winner of Apra Carolinas' Professional Development Scholarship!

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. 

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