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Research Basics Bootcamp
Friday, October 31, 2014
8:30 am - 9:00 am - Networking
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Program
NEDRA presents a full day of instruction in the essentials of prospect research. This training is a must for those new to research, or those who have had research added to their roles. No experience in the field is necessary to begin learning how to apply professional research methodologies. This full day of learning will cover such subjects as:
- The Strategic Role of Advancement Research
- Prospect Research Fundamentals
- Advancement Research Sources and Methodology
- Assessing Gift Capacity
- Presenting Research
Morning refreshments, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be served.
Roslyn Clarke is an Assistant Director of Research at Harvard University’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. She is responsible for education and training for development research and specializes in the financial industry. Roslyn also leads research efforts for the principal gifts team and New York fundraising region while working to educate gift officers on wealth and philanthropic trends. Including positions at Brown University and Hebrew SeniorLife, Roslyn has more than ten years of prospect research experience. She serves on NEDRA’s Membership Committee and on the faculty of CASE’s Annual Conference for Development Researchers.
Amy Begg is the Deputy Director of Research at Harvard University's Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. She is also a prospect research consultant providing services to more than thirty non-profit organizations, including schools, museums, civic and youth organizations, hospitals and religious organizations in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Harvard University research department, Amy was the director of research at the YMCA of Greater New York in Midtown Manhattan. She is a member of the New England Development Research Association board of directors.
Tufts University, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Room #316
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
Tufts Campus Map: http://campusmaps.tufts.edu/boston/
To reach the Sackler School, please select an option from the directions listed below.
By Public Transportation:
Bus, Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rail:
These modes of transportation will bring you to the South Station terminal, a ten-minute (eight-block) walk from the Health Science Campus. Walk south on Atlantic Avenue to Kneeland Street, then west on Kneeland Street to Harrison Avenue. Turn left on Harrison Avenue to 145.
Take the MBTA Orange Line to the "Tufts Medical Center" stop. Exit the subway station, following the signs to the medical center, cross Washington Street and enter Tufts Medical Center. Cross the atrium and exit to Bennett Street. Follow Bennett Street one half block to the end of the street and turn left on Harrison.
From the West and Southwest via the Massachusetts Turnpike:
If you approach on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte 90 east), take Exit 24A, South Station and stay left once you are on the exit ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left toward Chinatown. Proceed through five traffic lights (note that some are not active at certain times of the day) and turn left onto Harrison Avenue at the sixth light. If you wish to park your car, do not turn at Harrison Avenue; proceed two more blocks and turn left at Tremont Street. The garage will be on your left.
From the West and Northwest via Route 2:
Approach via Route 2, take Soldiers Field Road to Storrow Drive and exit at Arlington Street. Proceed straight for six blocks to Stuart Street. Turn left on Stuart Street. As you approach Washington Street and the Health Science campus, Stuart Street will become Kneeland Street. Continue one more block to Harrison Avenue and turn right onto Harrison. For parking, proceed only to Tremont Street and turn right to reach the parking garage.
From the Southeast:
Approach via the Southeast Expressway and take exit 20 and immediately enter the left lane and stay left to exit to South Station. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp toward Chinatown and continue to Kneeland Street as described for travelers approaching the campus from the Massachusetts Turnpike.
From the Northeast via Interstate 95 and the Mystic-Tobin Bridge:
After crossing the bridge, follow the Fitzgerald Expressway (Interstate 93/Route 3) to Exit 23, South Station onto Purchase Street. Follow Purchase Street, which will become the Surface Artery. Turn right onto Kneeland Street. Proceed for two blocks and turn left on Harrison Avenue or if you are parking a car, continue for two more blocks to Tremont Street and turn left to reach the garage.
From the North via Interstate 93:
Follow the Fitzgerald Expressway (Interstate 93/Route 3) to Exit 23, South Station onto Purchase Street. Follow Purchase Street, which will become the Surface Artery. Turn right onto Kneeland Street. Proceed for two blocks and turn left on Harrison Avenue or if you are parking a car, continue for two more blocks to Tremont Street and turn left to reach the garage.
NEDRA Member: $199
New Member: $298 (NOTE: you will receive one year of NEDRA membership with this registration type)