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NEDRA is seeking nominees for the organization's board of directors - both self-nominations and nominations of colleagues are enthusiastically welcomed. Being a board member gives you the opportunity to expand your professional network and be an advocate for the fundraising intelligence profession!

NEDRA board members serve a two-year term beginning in July. The board meets several times a year in person and monthly by phone; in addition, board members attend selected NEDRA workshops and the annual conference. The board consists of at least 12 members who rotate and share responsibilities to

  • Perform executive leadership and governance duties
  • Organize programs, boot camps and the annual conference
  • Produce, edit, and distribute NEDRA News
  • Maintain the NEDRA website
  • Design and author marketing materials
  • Secure sponsors for conference and other programming opportunities
  • Grow and diversify membership
  • Collaborate with association management staff
  • Develop other member services, and manage volunteer committees
  • Investigate and implement social media and other cutting edge tools to engage members throughout all of New England and provide meaningful content through online or other virtual means
  • Be passionate advocates for the profession

Board nominee criteria includes:

  • Experienced in prospect research, management, analytics, or related industries
  • Active NEDRA membership
  • Prior volunteer involvement with NEDRA (e.g. contributor to NEDRA News, conference presenter, program speaker or host, etc.)
  • Interested in helping others advance in the profession as demonstrated by leadership within the workplace and/or among professionals in the field
  • Other relevant volunteer experience
  • Would contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the board (e.g. geographic/institution type/institution size)

Upon receipt of a nomination, a member of the Nominating Committee will contact the individual to verify interest in serving on the board and to answer any questions. The nominee will then be asked to submit a resume and to have a short telephone interview with members of the Nomination Committee.

Questions about the nominating process or duties/time commitment of a board member? Please contact Amy Begg, chair of the Nominating Committee, by email at by phone at (617) 495-0352.

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