Welcome to Apra-Virginia!


Engage and empower the Virginia fundraising community through a culture of leadership and innovation, advancing the missions of philanthropic organizations.


Apra Virginia provides professional development opportunities and resources to encourage collaborative relationships within the fundraising community. 


In support of the stated vision and mission, Apra Virginia will:

  • Serve as the professional organization for all individuals engaged or interested in advancement research, data analytics/reporting, prospect management, and campaign operations
  • Promote professional growth and advancement in strategic fundraising
  • Advocate the highest standards of ethical behavior in accordance with Apra’s Code of Ethics, DEI Data Guide, and recognized industry best practices
  • Facilitate interaction among strategic fundraising professionals and their representative organizations
  • Recognizing that all members are equal through the collective empowerment of all individuals and building an environment of inclusion and belonging


Apra Virginia is an organization dedicated to connecting you with your colleagues, sharing information, and helping each other succeed in a career that serves our institutions and their missions.  You can become a member today by visiting our membership page!  Some of the benefits for our members include:

  • Reduced rates for chapter conferences
  • Access to presentation materials from previous chapter conferences
  • Announcements for prospect research and development-related jobs
  • News about upcoming prospect research and development-related conferences and workshops
  • Ability to apply for Apra Virginia's Annual Scholarship which provides up $1,000 toward any prospect development-related professional conference
  • Option for a free professional headshot available at spring conference (benefit available starting in spring 2019)
  • Access to our online membership directory for networking with other development professionals

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