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Prospect Research Basics Bootcamp (Boston)

  • Mon, December 12, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Northeastern University
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Prospect Research Basics Bootcamp 

Monday, December 12, 2016

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Room 346, Curry Student Center

Northeastern University

Members $199

Non-Members $298 (includes a one-year NEDRA Membership)


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:

* Prospect Research Ethics

* Internet Research Fundamentals

* Finding and Valuing Real Estate

* Interpreting Public Company Regulatory Filings

* Reading Foundation 990s

* Valuing Private Companies

* Prospect Interests and Networks

* Assessing Gift Capacity

* Presenting Research


Susan Grivno is a Senior Prospect Research Analyst at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to joining UNH in 2010, she was a Prospect Research Analyst at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. Earlier in her career she held positions in licensing at a small game and book publisher. Susan holds a BA from Southern Vermont College. She is a NEDRA board member, and currently serves as Secretary and Conference Co-Chair.

Matt Lacroix is a Senior Prospect Researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust (BCHT), a position he has held since October 2014. Prior to joining BCHT, Matt held prospect research positions with Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, the Peabody Essex Museum, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received a B.A. in English and American Literature and Language from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and holds an M.A. in English Literature from Harvard Extension School. He generally has at least one form of Incredible Hulk paraphernalia on his person at all times.

Dave Owens is a Senior Prospect Researcher at the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, where he also began his development career as a Prospect Researcher in 2001.  Prior to his tenure at Boston Children’s Hospital, he worked in clinical administration at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the departments of Pulmonary Care and Oncology.  He received his M.A. degree in Political Science from Northeastern University, a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from UMass/Boston, as well as an A.A. degree in Mathematics/Science from Cape Cod Community College.  Dave is currently a member of the NEDRA Programming Committee, and previously served on NEDRA’s Conference Committee in 2014.


Campus Map (see #50 - Curry Student Center):


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.


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