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    • 26 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    • 16

    Research Basics Bootcamp


    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Program


    Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

    Portsmouth, NH 03801


    Description:

    The NEDRA Research Basics Bootcamp is offered in conjunction with the 2017 NEDRA Annual Conference in Portsmouth NH. Please stay on this page if you wish to register ONLY for the Bootcamp. If you wish to look at package deals for attending both the Bootcamp and the Conference, then please leave this registration page and go to Conference Registration.


    Research Basics Bootcamp is 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


    Faculty:

    Amber Countis is the director of advancement services and research at Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the country, in central Vermont. She was previously director of prospect development and research at Tufts University. Amber began her career in nonprofit development and research at Loyola University and Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Tulane University with a BA in political science and environmental studies, and earned a certificate in management of nonprofit organizations and a master of public policy from Tufts University. She served two terms as president (2012 to 2014) of the New England Development Research Association (NEDRA) and was on the board from 2009 to 2015. She is an international vice president on the Executive Board of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity and currently is chair of the Performance Committee and the Gender Identity Task Force. Amber also serves as co-president of the board for the Central Vermont Humane Society.


    Amy Begg is managing director of prospect management at Harvard University’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.  Prior to joining Harvard, Amy was the director of research at the YMCA of Greater New York in Manhattan. Amy is a trustee and secretary for the University System of New Hampshire, where she serves on the Finance Committee on Investments and the Educational Excellence Committee. She is a board member for the New England Development Research Association and serves as president. Previously, Amy served as a board member for the Plymouth State Alumni Association, including a term as chair of the association.


    Location:

    Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

    Portsmouth, NH 03801


    Schedule:

    9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast

    9:30 AM Program begins

    4:00 PM Program concludes

    Morning refreshments, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be served.


    Pricing:

    NEDRA Member: $199

    Non-Member (New Member*): $298

    *Note: Non-members are eligible to receive a full year of NEDRA membership with the Bootcamp registration.


    Driving Directions:

    http://www.sheratonportsmouth.com/directions


    From the North (via I-95)
    Take Exit 7 off I-95 (Downtown Portsmouth). Turn left off the exit and 1/2 mile ahead bear right at the blinking light. The hotel entrance is on the left.

    From the South (via I-95)
    Take Exit 7 off I-95 (Downtown Portsmouth). Turn right off the exit and proceed for approximately 1/2 mile. Bear right at the blinking light and the hotel entrance is on the left.


    Parking:
    Sheraton Portsmouth Parking
    Self-Parking ($19.00 per day) or Valet-Parking ($24.00 per day) are available.

    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 7:45 AM
    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel 250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    • 1

    NEDRA 2017 Annual Conference

    Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28, 2017


    Celebrating NEDRA's 30th Anniversary!


    Featuring Keynote Speaker

    Julissa Arce

    Don't miss this opportunity to attend the
    30th Annual NEDRA Conference, presented by the New England Development Research Association. This year we look forward to returning to the beautiful seaside town of Portsmouth, NH!


    Location

    Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

    250 Market Street
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Hotel Room Reservations are available:

    Click Here to Book Online

    (Discounted rate of $145.00 expires on March 23, 2017)

    Driving Directions:

    http://www.sheratonportsmouth.com/directions

    From the North (via I-95)
    Take Exit 7 off I-95 (Downtown Portsmouth). Turn left off the exit and 1/2 mile ahead bear right at the blinking light. The hotel entrance is on the left.

    From the South (via I-95)
    Take Exit 7 off I-95 (Downtown Portsmouth). Turn right off the exit and proceed for approximately 1/2 mile. Bear right at the blinking light and the hotel entrance is on the left.

    Sheraton Portsmouth Parking
    Self-Parking ($19.00 per day) or Valet-Parking ($24.00 per day) are available.

    Pre-registration for this event will close one week prior to the event on April 18, 2017. After that, guests should plan to register onsite on the day of the event.

Past events

06 Apr 2017 New Hampshire: Celebrating 30 Years of NEDRA
30 Mar 2017 Maine: Celebrating 30 Years of NEDRA
29 Mar 2017 Directors Round Table
24 Mar 2017 Think Tank: Data Analytics Show & Tell
09 Mar 2017 Greater Boston: Celebrating 30 Years of NEDRA
22 Feb 2017 Think Tank: International Research
03 Feb 2017 Western Mass: Celebrating 30 Years of NEDRA
27 Jan 2017 Connecticut: Celebrating 30 Years of NEDRA
27 Jan 2017 Think Tank: Resource Refresh!
24 Jan 2017 Celebrating 30 Years of NEDRA in Rhode Island
12 Dec 2016 Prospect Research Basics Bootcamp (Boston)
29 Nov 2016 Think Tank: Prospect Management
10 Nov 2016 NEDRA Night Out
10 Nov 2016 Unconscious Bias with Harvard's Christopher Dial
21 Oct 2016 Prospect Research Basics Bootcamp (New Haven)
20 Oct 2016 Estimating Private Company Value
09 Jun 2016 NEDRA Night Out
19 May 2016 Directors Round Table
28 Apr 2016 NEDRA Networking Lunch in Western MA
14 Apr 2016 NEDRA 2016 Annual Conference
13 Apr 2016 NEDRA Spring 2016 Research Basics Bootcamp
10 Mar 2016 Cooperation Makes it Happen: NEDRA Panel Discussion at Assumption College
20 Jan 2016 RING: Keeping Up with a Growing Office: New Tools, New Leads, New Staff
10 Dec 2015 NEDRA VINO
20 Nov 2015 Research Basics Bootcamp
21 Oct 2015 Portfolio Management: From Adequate to Amazing
01 Oct 2015 WEBINAR: Researching Prospects in India with Beth Bandy
25 Sep 2015 Creating a Powerful Public Presence: A Workshop for Researchers Who Need Training in Speaking
23 Sep 2015 RING: Social Media
18 Sep 2015 RING: A Roundtable Discussion - Board Nomination & Governance Pipelines
25 Jun 2015 WEBINAR: Tips and Practices on Corporate Research
08 May 2015 RING: Commercial Real Estate
01 May 2015 RING: May Day! What’s Next for Prep School Research and Fundraising?
16 Apr 2015 VIP Conference Registration
16 Apr 2015 NEDRA 2015 Annual Conference
15 Apr 2015 Research Basics Bootcamp
24 Mar 2015 RING: Strategies for Re-energizing Prospect Portfolios
05 Feb 2015 RING: Corporate and Foundation Research
05 Dec 2014 WEBINAR: Pipeline Management During A Campaign
21 Nov 2014 Research Basics Bootcamp
12 Nov 2014 NEDRA VINO
31 Oct 2014 Research Basics Bootcamp
18 Sep 2014 Residential Real Estate Review
11 Sep 2014 RING: APRA Conference Recap Roundtables
01 Aug 2014 RECORDING - Panel Discussion: Inside Chinese Philanthropy
30 May 2014 Panel: Inside Chinese Philanthropy
16 Apr 2014 RING: Hiding in Plain Sight - Markers of Philanthropy
20 Mar 2014 NEDRA 2014 Annual Conference - VIP Registration
20 Mar 2014 NEDRA 2014 Annual Conference
19 Mar 2014 Research Basics Bootcamp
11 Feb 2014 RING: Prospect ID - Tips & Tricks - Online Attendee Registration
11 Feb 2014 RING: Prospect ID - Tips & Tricks - In Person Registration
13 Dec 2013 RING: The Silmarillion: An (Un)expected Journey of a Development Analytics Program
14 Nov 2013 RING: Discover The Golden Egg - How to find elusive international prospects
18 Oct 2013 Research Basics Bootcamp
20 Sep 2013 Research Basics Bootcamp
12 Jul 2013 Development Analytics 102
12 Jul 2013 RING: Setting the Table – Research’s Role at Prospect Review Meetings
07 Jun 2013 Development Analytics 101
29 Apr 2013 NEDRA Annual Conference- Sold Out
21 Mar 2013 RING: Parents as Prospects
15 Mar 2013 The Road Ahead: Campaign Planning and Prospect Research
07 Mar 2013 RING: Planned Giving and Research
01 Feb 2013 RING: Parents as Prospects - Researching Strategies for Parents
25 Jan 2013 RING: Organizational Potluck - Making the Most of Internal Resources
07 Dec 2012 RING: The Financial Services Industry
06 Dec 2012 RING: Large Research Shops
04 Dec 2012 Is the Financial Crisis Over? A Survey of Our Economy, and Our Prospects
16 Nov 2012 Research Basics Bootcamp
15 Nov 2012 Directors Forum
14 Nov 2012 RING: Small Shop Research
31 Oct 2012 Donor Screening: How To Do It On A Budget
26 Oct 2012 Development Analytics 101
19 Oct 2012 Research Basics Bootcamp
16 Oct 2012 The Frugal Researcher
08 Jun 2012 Living in the Gray Area: Understanding Wealth that Isn't Black and White
29 Mar 2012 Research Directors Forum
16 Mar 2012 An Introduction to Prospect Research - In Partnership with AFP Northern New England!
16 Mar 2012 RING: Parent Programs & Research (Connecticut)
09 Mar 2012 RING: Parent Programs & Research (Massachusetts)
08 Mar 2012 Share Training REPLAY: Golden BRICs: Researching Prospects in Brazil, Russia, India & China
06 Dec 2011 RING: Corporate and Foundation Research
17 Nov 2011 RING: Small Shop Research
04 Nov 2011 Joys of Compounding Wealth
28 Oct 2011 Mineral, Air and Water Rights
20 Oct 2011 CT Research Basics Bootcamp
05 Oct 2011 Research Basics Bootcamp
28 Sep 2011 RING: Proactive Research
16 Sep 2011 Research Directors Forum
07 Sep 2011 Share Training REPLAY: Venture Philanthropy in Europe
24 Jun 2011 RING: Data Analytics
09 May 2011 NEDRA Annual Conference
04 Apr 2011 Prospect Research for the Non Researcher
17 Mar 2011 RING: Small Shop Talk with Paul Dakin
16 Mar 2011 Fund Raising Analytics Made Easy
02 Mar 2011 CT Research Directors Forum

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