REGIONAL INTEREST NETWORKING GROUPS (RINGs)
What are they?
RINGs (Regional Interest Networking Groups) are NEDRA programs for creating networking opportunities for prospect researchers. RINGs are locally organized meetings intended to provide informal opportunities to meet and know fellow researchers in your geographic area, or from organizations with a common mission, such as within the arts, higher education, secondary education, social services, or religion. A RING meeting may be a simple get-acquainted session over a brown bag lunch, or it could be a facilitated discussion on a chosen topic.
Are there host opportunities?
All NEDRA members are welcome to initiate or host a RING
meeting, though NEDRA reserves the right to approve of a chosen topic. Hosts are needed for all regions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are potentially interested in hosting. Most RINGs have been held as brown-bag lunches, and have been approximately 2 hours in length, but breakfast or evening meetings may also work for your RING.
How do I sign up for a RING?
As a NEDRA member, you're invited to every RING. While there is no fee to attend for members, we do ask that you register for the RING. Please visit our events page
to register, or check out the list of upcoming RINGs below.
Can I invite non-members to a RING?
We encourage you to invite non-members to RING meetings and there is a $25 fee for non-members to attend.