Apra Wisconsin Summer Conference - June 24, 2021

23 Jun 2021 5:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Apra Wisconsin will be hosting a summer event with the following agenda for the morning and additional information about Kevin's presentation:

10:00 a.m. Welcome/Intro

10:05 a.m. Kevin MacDonnell: Good Tools

Advancement professionals work in complex environments and enjoy a lot of autonomy in how they manage their time and projects. Good tools are essential. In this session, Kevin MacDonell will describe how using a simple notebook can help us be better leaders, managers, and professionals. His adaptation of the famous Bullet Journal method involves more than just taking good notes; it’s about accessing the captured content of our days in a progressive, creative way.

11:00 a.m. Networking

11:30 a.m. Apra business meeting (Optional)

Noon Adjourn

Kevin MacDonnell, Executive Director, Dalhousie University

As Executive Director, Advancement Operations for the Advancement Department of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Kevin entered higher education advancement in 2003 as a communications writer and later moved on to prospect research, annual giving, and business intelligence. While pursuing an interest in data analysis, data mining and predictive modeling, he launched the CoolData blog (cooldata.org) in 2009, focused on learning predictive modeling techniques for professionals working in advancement and nonprofits. He has presented widely and is co-author (with consultant Peter Wylie) of a book published by CASE called Score! Data-Driven Success for Your Advancement Team. His new blog, CoolOps.blog, focuses on Advancement Services as a strategic partner in support of the institutional mission.


  • 25 Jun 2021 8:43 AM | Reuben Schmitz
    Was this recorded?
  • 6 Jul 2021 5:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The session was not recorded. If you're interested in bullet journaling, Kevin recommended the book The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll. Here's a link: https://bulletjournal.com/pages/book

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