NEDRA Spring 2016
Research Basics Bootcamp
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
Portsmouth, NH 03801
The NEDRA Research Basics Bootcamp is offered in conjunction with the 2016 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:
Amber Countis is the director of development research and data services for Norwich University, America’s oldest private military college, in central Vermont. Prior to Norwich, she was the director of prospect development and research at Tufts University for seven years and previously held research positions at Loyola University and Ochsner Clinic Foundation both in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is an international vice president for Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity and serves as president of the board of directors for the Central Vermont Humane Society. Amber served for six years on the board of the New England Development Research Association including president of the organization from 2012 to 2014, vice president, secretary, and co-chair for the annual conference from 2010 to 2012. Amber graduated from Tulane University in 1997 with a degree in political science and environmental studies and received a certificate for management of community organizations in 2008 and a master of public policy in 2009 both from Tufts University.
Amy Begg is the deputy director of research at Harvard University’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. Prior to joining the Harvard University research department, Amy was the director of research at the YMCA of Greater New York in Manhattan. Amy is a trustee 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 chair of their annual conference. Previously, Amy served as a board member for the Plymouth State Alumni Association, including a term as chair of the association. Amy graduated from Plymouth State University in 1997 with a degree in social science education and a minor in political science.
8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM Program begins
4:30 PM Program concludes
Morning refreshments, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be served.
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.
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