Ohio Prospect Research Network
Established 1987 - Apra Ohio Chapter


Upcoming events

    • February 25, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online - Link will be sent later

    Webinar Details

    For the last 20 years there has been alarm over the lack of diversity in American nonprofits. There have been many articles and conferences sessions but few actual solutions. Even less talked about is diversity amongst donors and board members. The answer to the nonprofit world's diversity crisis is simple: Prospect Research. This presentation will help you challenge the notion that all major donors and board members are old white men. We will talk about the crisis and how directly Prospect Research can be pivotal in solving it. 

    Speaker Bio

    Armando Zumaya has been in fundraising for 32 years in a variety of roles that have given him a unique perspective on development offices, prospecting and role of prospect research/management. He is currently an active Chief Development Officer.

    He has spent the bulk of his fundraising career as a Major Gift, Leadership Gifts and Annual Fund Officer on two $1+ billion dollar campaigns at Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley. He began his career in 1985 as a canvasser for SANE/FREEZE in Los Angeles and Ithaca N.Y. where he led door to door canvassers in the field for 5 years.  He has served in the Vice President of Development, Director of Major Gifts and Chief Development Officer, Annual Fund and Leadership Gift roles.

    He is well known for his work in teaching prospecting, solicitation, cold calling, major gifts techniques and remote constituency fundraising.  He has been a tireless advocate for improving the Prospect Researcher/Fundraiser relationship and creating a prospecting culture inside development teams.

    He also speaks about the rise of Latino Major Giving in the US through his direct experience raising major gifts in the Latino community.  He emphasizes the need for a new vision of Latino philanthropy throughout our nonprofit community.

    He lives in Northern California and is a proud alumnus of the University of California, Riverside and Roosevelt HS in East Los Angeles.

    • April 30, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 01, 2020
    • 12:30 PM
    • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Africa Event Center

    OPRN 2020 Annual Conference

    Prospect Development: An Ever-Evolving Environment

    Thursday, April 30th & Friday, May 1st, 2020

    The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – Africa Event Center, Columbus

    OPRN’s Spring Conference 2020 will be held at The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – Africa Event Center. Located in the suburbs of Columbus, this location is perfect for exploring one of the top zoo’s in the nation while learning powerful knowledge about prospect development, all while looking out the window to see the savanna at the zoo’s new Heart of Africa region. The Columbus Zoo is home to more than 7,000 animals representing over 800 species and sees over 2.3 million visitors annually.

    This two-day conference will feature educational sessions on prospect development and fundraising topics, roundtable discussions, vendor presentations, and networking opportunities. Friday’s keynote speaker is renowned author, speaker, and fundraising futurist, Penelope Burk.  She will unfold an evidence-based argument for understanding what donors want from their philanthropic relationships today and what that means for you in the prospect development field. See more from Penelope here. Friday also provides time to enjoy your lunch while exploring the zoo.

     If you have any questions or problems, please contact conference@oprn.org.

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