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Wanted: Conference Volunteers!

Volunteers are still needed for the upcoming NEDRA Annual Conference in Portsmouth on April 27-28, 2017

The time commitment is minimal, but the results are greatly appreciated... please see below for a list of positions!

Think Tank Facilitator

Think Tanks will be held on the last day of the conference - these sessions are intended to provide informal conversation and sharing among attendees on the given subject. The role of the facilitator is to begin the conversation and help to keep the discussion flowing - it is suggested that the facilitator prepare a few questions in case the conversation runs dry.  The facilitator does not need to do any type of presentation or to be an expert in the subject matter being discussed.


Subjects for the 2017 Conference Think Tanks:

  •     Prospect Management
  •     How To Leverage My Conference Experience
  •     Fundraising Data Science 

Conference Photographer:

Are you a photography enthusiast who's planning on attending the annual conference in April? Would you be willing to lend your skills to help NEDRA document this milestone event? We would love to be able to have pictures of the 30th anniversary conference for posterity and to share with those members who will not able to join us.


Most of the pictures would be candid shots throughout the conference.  There will be a few posed shots during lunch on the second day when the scholarships and Ann Castle Award are presented.



Registration Volunteer

Registration volunteers are needed to assist on both Thursday and Friday mornings, providing help to check in conference attendees and distribute conference packets.


Assistance is needed from 8:00 – 9:00 AM on Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th.

Session Host


  • Check with registration 30 minutes before the session to confirm that the speaker is present
  • Ensure that the room set up and AV requirements are as requested by the speaker
  • Notify registration desk (Administrative CAMI Staff and/or conference chairs) if and when there is a problem – room is too cold/hot, AV isn’t working or has problems, not enough chairs, etc.
  • Make the speaker feel comfortable, pass out handouts if needed, thank them at the end of the presentation and present with their thank you card
  • Introduce speaker if comfortable doing so.
  • Offer to keep time for the speaker (e.g. 10 minute warning)

If you are interested in helping out as a Session Host or have questions, please contact Ginny Santamaria at

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