Professional Development Links

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Apra International - Upcoming Events  

Apra International offers free and paid webinars on topics for all sectors of Prospect Researchers. 

The Helen Brown Group

The Helen Brown Group offers a selection of blog posts and resources on topics pertaining to prospect researchers. The Helen Brown Group also distributes an insightful and free newsletter you can sign up for on the website.

Prospect Research Institute

Offers a variety of paid and free tips and classed for researchers

Charity Village

Charity Village hosts year-round free webinars on a variety of topics including leadership and management.

AFP

The Association for Fundraising Professionals also provides a host of resources for all areas of fundraising on their website. AFP also has several local chapters which also hosts events of interest to fundraising professionals. 

Blackbaud.com often posts free webinars and meetups for people using Blackbaud products. See Blackbaud’s website for more information.

Other Resources

CANADA-PRSPCT-L provides a forum for the discussion of prospect research issues from a Canadian perspective. CANADA-PRSPCT-L was created in July 2000 and is a partner of PRSPCT-L.

APRA Canada's LinkedIn group is another way to communicate with prospect researchers. Group members can post discussions, articles, web links and connect to other group members.

Lynda.com – accessed free through LinkedIn or the Toronto Public Library. Lynda offers a variety of free courses on data analysis, crystal reports and a variety of other applicable topics. http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/digital-services/2015/11/learn-online-with-lyndacom-now-free-for-tpl-cardholders.html

There are a variety of other free and paid sources out there including podcasts, YouTube and LinkedIn Groups. You can search for these resources on your favorite podcasting app or within social media platforms.

Did I miss your favorite resource? Please email me if you have a resource you feel researchers could use  Alexandra.s.basen@gmail.com.