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Think Tank: International Research

  • Wed, February 22, 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Boston Children’s Hospital Trust
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Think Tank: International Research

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boston Children’s Hospital Trust

Landmark Building 

(near historic Fenway Park)

401 Park Drive, East Building, 6th Floor

Boston, MA 02215

Free for Members

$25 Non-Members


Join NEDRA colleagues for a wide-ranging, globe-spanning discussion of how to meet the challenges of supporting international fundraising at your institution. We'll discuss helpful resources for finding wealthy individuals overseas, share anecdotes of successful (and not so successful) international solicitations, and brainstorm ways to grow global support for our organizations. 


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.

Laura Parshall is an Assistant Director of Prospect Research at MIT, leading a team of researchers responsible for most of the office’s international prospect research, as well as research for the MIT Sloan School. She is a member of the NEDRA board and editor of the NEDRA News Blog. She has spent her entire prospect development career at MIT, and has focused on international research for most of it. She has a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University, and an MS in Journalism from Boston University.

Ian T. Wells is the President of Ian T. Wells & Associates, a consulting firm providing research and advisory services to non-profit organizations in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.  He also serves as the Vice President of NEDRA, and is Co-Chairman of the NEDRA Programming Committee.  Ian previously served as the Director of Prospect Development at Boston College.  Prior to returning to his alma mater, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.  Ian is an alumnus of Boston College, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta honor society. 


The physical address for the Landmark Center is the following:

Landmark Center

401 Park Drive

Boston, MA 02215

Public parking is available at the Landmark Center. For rates and other details, please visit: http://landmarkcenter.com/building.php, or call La-z Parking at 617-927-0398.


From North or South of Boston:

Take I-93 North/South to Exit 26 (Storrow Drive). Follow Storrow Drive approximately 2.5 miles to Kenmore Square/Fenway exit (on left). The exit ramp forks, stay to your right. Take right at first light into Kenmore Square. Take leftmost fork at second light onto Brookline Avenue. Once on Brookline Avenue, pass Fenway Park on your left and the movie theater, part of Landmark Center, on your right. Turn right onto Park Drive at first big intersection. Turn right again into the parking area.

From West of Boston:

Take I-90 to exit 18. Follow Storrow Drive eastbound to Kenmore Square/Fenway exit. Follow directions above.

Directions within the Landmark Center Building:

The Trust is located on the 6th floor, East side, of the Landmark Center at 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA.

From the parking garage take the elevator to the 4th floor (P4) -Landmark Center level. Turn left and go through the double doors to enter the Landmark Center Lobby. Once in the lobby, head left to the East wing elevators (the guard at the security desk can also point you in the right direction).

If you arrive by taxi, on foot, or by subway, and enter through the building’s main entrance, take the escalator up to the 2nd floor and take the East elevators to the 6th Floor.

Directions from the MBTA Subway:

Take the Green Line Riverside (D) train to the Fenway stop. The Landmark Center is a short walk from the Fenway T stop across the Bed Bath and Beyond parking lot to the building’s main entrance. The main entrance to the Landmark Center is facing Park Drive.


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