Ohio Prospect Research Network
1987 - 2017 - Celebrating 30 Years
Apra Ohio Chapter

OPRN 2017 Annual Spring Conference

#oprn30:  Power of the Past, a Force for the Future

2017 Conference Keynote Speaker

Josh Birkholz

Prospect Development and its Transformational Influence on Fundraising

Since our humble Midwest origins in the 1970s, prospect development has been a continuous force of change and progress for development programs around the world. From basement archival research to complex data science, our profession has pushed how we think, organize our time, and perform to the potential worthy of our donors. Join Josh Birkholz as he presents the past, present, and future of the greatest profession in the world; yours.

Joshua M. Birkholz is a principal at Bentz Whaley Flessner, where he oversees consulting in development operations, information systems, prospect development, interactive communications, and analytics. His contributions to the fundraising industry include founding the BWF analytics division, guiding several institutions through billion dollar campaigns, advocating for the integration of data science, and establishing more than 50 in-house analytics programs throughout North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.

Josh has streamlined fundraising infrastructure, developed performance metrics strategies, and ushered organizational change for leading non-profits in higher education, healthcare, the arts, advocacy, and social service sectors. He is widely regarded as a leading innovator in 21st-century development strategies.  And, he is the author of the sought-after book, Fundraising Analytics: Using Data to Guide Strategy.

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