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Think Tank: Balancing Proactive and Reactive Research

  • Wed, March 06, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Think Tank: Balancing Proactive and Reactive Research

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST



What does proactive research look like at your organization? Do you have staff dedicated to proactive work, or do you struggle with carving out time for prospecting while responding to reactive requests from gift officers? Join us for an informal discussion on balancing proactive and reactive research, including the challenges and successes of moving from a reactive to proactive research shop

What’s on your mind? Register today and let us know what you would like the group to discuss!  Participants are strongly encouraged to have their cameras on to facilitate conversation during the program.



Erin Gianni is Associate Director, Prospect Identification and Management at Suffolk University in Boston. She has also held positions in prospect development at Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Erin has served on the NEDRA Board of Directors since 2020 and currently co-chairs the Sponsorship committee. She received a BA in Psychology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and an MBA from Suffolk University. In her spare time, you can find Erin on the ski slopes, or if there’s no snow, she trades her skis for mountain bike tires.

Lauren Langendorf is Senior Assistant Director of Prospect Identification at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she has worked since 2016. She began her career in prospect research at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lauren holds a BA in Art History and English from Boston College. She recently relocated from Boston to Connecticut, where she lives with her husband, young son, and cat, who is young at heart.


Free for Members

$25 Non-Members

Join this Think Tank for free with the NEDRA Community Scholarship. While Think Tanks are free for NEDRA members, recently lapsed members can still attend with a Scholarship. Applications for this Think Tank are due by Wednesday, February 28th. Apply now.


Attendees will receive a Zoom link a day before the event; this Think Tank will be held as a Zoom meeting and a recording will not be available.


Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, March 5th at 5PM or when the event is full.  

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