Ohio Prospect Research Network
Established 1987 - Apra Ohio Chapter
Reimaging Team Leadership and Individual Growth: Thriving in Our New-ish Normal - Apra Connections
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DEI and Due Diligence: An Opportunity for Prospect Research to Lead - Apra Connections
Giving Jumped 9 Percent in 2021 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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How to "Lead with And" as a Nonprofit Leader - Tim Arnold - Pursuant podcast
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Beth Havens, Senior Prospect Researcher, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
How did you get into fundraising and/or prospect research?
After college, I took a job at the Columbus Symphony working on the tele-fundraising team. Eventually I ended up at the University of Cincinnati Foundation on the annual fund team. After a few years, I moved to the research team. I had no idea what they did but the researcher who was retiring told me I should apply! I have to thank Jim Holzbach for taking a chance on me!
When/where was your first Apra conference?
Dallas in 2003. I had just started my prospect research role in June so attending the new researchers’ symposium in July was great! Learned so much!
What are you reading now?
The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World by Dorie Clark.
How many hours do you get to the airport before a flight?
Two. I’d rather read or grab a snack than stress about making it to the gate on time!
Is pineapple an acceptable pizza topping?
Yes. The only food that doesn’t belong on pizza are eggs.
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Cryptocurrency-funded Groups Called DAOs Are Becoming Charities - The Conversation
Create Learning Pathways To Close Your Organization's Skills Gap - HBR
Leadership In Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: My Experience as a Case Study - Apra Connections
Next-Gen Philanthropists Are Coming Into Their Own. Here's How They Approach Giving - Inside Philanthropy
11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2022 - Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Bridging the Chasm: Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness, Resilience, and Infrastructure - Armando Zumaya
Will Inflation Hit the Brakes of Philanthropy? - Pursuant
How Financial Technology Is Making It Easier To Donate to Charities - Wall Street Journal
Meet OPRN’s newest board member!
Lauren Ellis, Manager of Prospect Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
What was your first nonprofit job?
Children’s is my first and only nonprofit job so far.
What’s your favorite thing about what you do or where you work?
Serving the mission of the organization, and getting to do it in such an interesting way. I hadn’t known Prospect Research existed as career until I was in it, and every day I get to play detective and learn about people’s lives.
Mid-Atlantic Researchers Conference (MARC) in 2011 in New York City. I learned so many important things at the New Researchers Symposium, and it really gave me confidence to grow in this profession.
Do you think iced coffee should only be consumed in the summer or all year round?
All year round! Coffee tastes better cold in my opinion!
Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
Billy Joel! He will always be my favorite.
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Nonprofits Are at Risk of Cyberattacks. Here's What You Need to Know - The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Decolonizing Philanthropy with Edgar Villanueva - Philanthropisms podcast
Robots Make Bad Fundraisers: Maintaining the Heart in the Digital Age - Steven Shattuck - We Are For Good podcast
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Are NFTs the next best fundraising opportunity? And what are they, anyway? - Aspire Research Group
In a turbulent time, baby boomers are set to pass unprecedented wealth to younger generations - Boston Globe
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