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About Us

Learn. Share. Connect.

The first FORUM was hosted by the University of Michigan in 2016 as a more affordable and more collaborative alternative to APRA events. It started with 11 peers in the immediate Great Lakes region and has grown to over 20 organizations, including a track for academic medical centers. 

We all agree that some of the best learning at conferences happens during the 'in between' moments of conversation with other attendees, so we try to focus our content on discussion rather than presentations. We expect a high level of participation from our attendees, both at the event and in the planning process.


2024 Planning Committee

Manager, Prospect Management & Principal Giving Services

University of Minnesota

Research Analyst, Grateful Patient Program

Michigan Medicine

Prospect Information Manager

University of Nebraska Foundation

Senior Manager, Prospect Research

Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association

Prospect Research Analyst

University of Iowa Center for Advancement

Assistant Director of Development Research, Strategic Programs & Sustainability Initiatives

University of Michigan

Assistant Director, Prospect Development

University of Michigan

Executive Director, Prospect Management & Advancement Research

University of Toronto

Senior Associate Director, Prospect Development 

The Ohio State University

Assistant Director of Development Research, DEI Initiatives

University of Michigan

Director, Prospect Development 

University of Cincinnati Foundation

Prospect Management Analyst

University of Michigan

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