Research Basics Bootcamp
Friday, October 19, 2012
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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
- The Ethical Researcher
- Advancement Research Sources and Methodology
- Assessing Gift Capacity
- Presenting Research
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. Previously, Amy was the director of research at the YMCA of Greater New York. Amy is a graduate of Plymouth State University where she serves as chair-elect of the alumni association board. She is also a member of the New England Development Researchers Association board of directors.
Roslyn Clarke is a senior research analyst at Harvard University’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. She specializes in the financial industry while supporting the principal gifts team and New York fundraising region. Including service at Brown University and Hebrew Senior Life, Roslyn has nine years of experience in prospect research.
Morning light refreshments and lunch are included.
Directions to Northeastern University:
From the north (via Route I-93 or Route 1)
Take the Storrow Drive exit, and proceed to the Fenway exit. Follow signs for Boylston Street inbound, and bear right onto Westland Avenue. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue, proceed to the third traffic light, and turn right onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
From the west (via Route I-90, Massachusetts Turnpike)
Take Exit 22 (Copley Square), and bear right. Proceed to the first traffic light, and turn right onto Dartmouth Street. Take the next right onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
From the west (via Route 9)
Proceed east on Route 9; it will become Huntington Avenue. Turn right onto Ruggles Street. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto Tremont Street. At the second set of lights, turn left onto Melnea Cass Boulevard, and then turn left onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
From the south (via I-93, Route 3)
Take Exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue/Roxbury/Frontage Road). Turn left at the third light, staying in one of the two left lanes. Proceed straight onto Melnea Cass Boulevard. Continue for approximately two miles and turn left onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
Via public transportation
Northeastern is accessible by subway via the Green Line of the MBTA. From downtown Boston, take an “E” train outbound to the Northeastern stop, the first stop above ground. The campus can also be reached from downtown via the Orange Line by taking any train going outbound to Forest Hills and getting off at Ruggles Station. Commuter rail lines connect with the Orange Line at Ruggles Station, Back Bay Station, and North Station.
NEDRA Members: $199