Tuesday, September 12
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
DFCI Development & The Jimmy Fund
10 Brookline Place
5th Floor Conference Room #563
Brookline, MA 02445
This session on international research will focus on the United Kingdom. Helen Brown will discuss resources and techniques for identifying and researching companies, trusts and foundations, and wealthy individuals and address some of the challenges in international fundraising and research.
Helen Brown, President of the Helen Brown Group
Helen has been a development professional since 1987. She founded the Helen Brown Group in 2002 after working for a number of nonprofits including the Harvard School of Public Health and Northeastern University.
Currently she works with a variety of clients to establish, benchmark and re-align research departments; identify major gift prospects; and train researchers and other fundraisers through on-site and web-based training services.
Helen is a former member of the board of Apra and is past president of NEDRA. In 2006 she received the NEDRA Ann Castle Award for service to the prospect research community and was awarded the Apra Distinguished Service Award this year.
Helen is Special Advisor on Fundraising to the North American Foundation for the University of Manchester and from 2004-2014 was a non-executive director of Factary Ltd. (Bristol, UK). She is a member of NEDRA, Apra, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Researchers in Fundraising (UK).
Helen is co-author of the book Prospect Research for Fundraisers; the essential handbook (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).
From the North:
Via I-93, the Tobin Bridge (Route 1), Route 28
Follow signs to Storrow Drive Westbound. Continue for about 1.5 miles, take exit to the left marked "Fenway - Route 1 South," staying in far left lane as you drive up the ramp. Just before the lights, bear right onto Boylston St. At third set of lights, stay straight as the road merges into Brookline Ave. Continue driving past the main DFCI campus almost 1/2 mile and take a right on Pearl Street (the last street before Huntington Avenue) and follow it around to the left until you see 10 Brookline Place on the right. The parking garage is underneath the building.
From the South:
Via Southeast Expressway (I-93, Route 3 North)
Take exit 18 "Massachusetts Ave. - Roxbury." After exiting, follow signs to Massachusetts Ave. At Massachusetts Ave. intersection, go straight onto Melnea Cass Blvd. and continue for 0.9 miles to seventh light, turning left onto Tremont St. At first intersection (Boston Police Station on the corner), turn right onto Ruggles St. At third light, turn left onto Huntington Ave. Eventually, Huntington will become Route 9/Boylston Street, go under the underpass, pass Brookline Avenue, and take a right onto Pearl Street. The building is on your left and the parking garage is located underneath the building.
From the West:
Via Route 9 (Massachusetts Turnpike to Route 128 to Route 9)
Take Mass. Pike (I-90) East to 128 South. Follow to Exit 20A, 9 East Brookline/Boston. Go 6.5 miles to Brookline Avenue (it will be a large intersection before an overpass, with gas station on left) and turn left. Take another left onto Pearl Street and follow it around to the left until you see 10 Brookline Place on the right. The parking garage is underneath the building.
Via the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) and downtown:
Take Mass Pike to Exit 22 "Copley Square/Prudential Center," bearing left toward Prudential. Continue straight onto Huntington Ave. Eventually, Huntington will become Route 9/Boylston Street, go under the underpass, pass Brookline Avenue, and take a right onto Pearl Street. The building is on your left and the parking garage is located underneath the building.
Take the MBTA's Green Line - Riverside Branch/D Train -to the Brookline Village stop. Our building is the large beige building immediately behind the T stop. If you are on the "Inbound Track" side, walk toward the end of the platform and take the stairs to the top and you will be at the main entrance of our building; if you are on the "Outbound Track" side, cross the tracks and walk to your right to the stairway at the end of the platform.
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