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Research Basics Bootcamp

  • Fri, September 07, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Research Basics Bootcamp

Friday, September 7

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Program

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

250 Market Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Please note that this will be the final Bootcamp in which the non-member price includes 1 year of complimentary NEDRA membership.

This Bootcamp program will be repeated in the Boston area at a later date TBD.


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:

  • The Strategic Role of Advancement Research
  • Prospect Research Fundamentals
  • The Ethical Researcher
  • Advancement Research Sources and Methodology
  • Assessing Gift Capacity
  • Presenting Research


Amy Begg is managing director of prospect management at Harvard University’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Development.  Prior to joining Harvard, Amy was the director of research at the YMCA of Greater New York in Manhattan. Amy is a trustee and secretary 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 president. Previously, Amy served as a board member for the Plymouth State Alumni Association, including a term as chair of the association.

Lisa Foster is the Director of Prospect Development at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Lisa also serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of NEDRA and was the Conference Co-Chair for the past two NEDRA Conferences. Lisa recently stepped down as a Director of the Haverhill Foundation for Excellence in Education after serving as a director for over twenty years.


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.  Please note that this will be the final Bootcamp in which the non-member price includes 1 year of complementary NEDRA membership.


9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast

9:30 AM Program begins

4:00 PM Program concludes

Morning refreshments, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be served.



From the North (via I-95)
Take Exit 7 off I-95 (Downtown Portsmouth). Turn left off the exit and 1/2 mile ahead bear right at the blinking light. The hotel entrance is on the left.

From the South (via I-95)
Take Exit 7 off I-95 (Downtown Portsmouth). Turn right off the exit and proceed for approximately 1/2 mile. Bear right at the blinking light and the hotel entrance is on the left.

Sheraton Portsmouth Parking
Self-Parking ($19.00 per day) or Valet-Parking ($24.00 per day) are available.


465 Waverly Oaks Road, Suite 421
Waltham, MA 02452

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