Establishing guidelines for unique portfolios ensures that gift officers have tailored performance expectations. Megan Tedeschi of The George Washington University analyzes four challenging portfolios and provides tips for optimization. Read the feature.

Life Beyond Research: Notes from an Unexpected, Inspiring Journey
By Paulette Bilby, graduate student in Master of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care program, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas, and Jeffrey Walker, PhD, director of research, Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
For graduate student and former prospect development professional Paulette Bilby, lifelong education is the core of inner growth. Learn about her leap of faith out of the world of research and into the world of pastoral care.

Creating and Implementing a Connection Score
By Marisa Ontko, Technical Analyst at Bentz Whaley Flessner, and Lindsey Nadeau, former Director of Research and Relationship Management at George Washington University
A connection score is one of the ways organizations can determine how likely an individual is to make a gift. Former George Washington University employee Lindsey Nadeau and technical analyst Marisa Ontko teamed up to provide insight on they implemented connections scores, and how you can too.

Apra Connections Chapter Capture – Q4 2019
By Cristina Rivera-Bosques
Catch up with all the latest news on what Apra chapters around the country have been doing in Q4 2019.