Research Basics Bootcamp
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Program
Leonard Florence Trustee Conference Room
73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
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:
Lisa Foster is the Director of Prospect Development at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where she is also an alumna, past parent and current parent. Lisa recently completed her six-year term as member of the Board of Directors of NEDRA. Over the course of her term, she served as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Conference Co-Chair for two NEDRA Conferences, Secretary of the Board, and Co-Chair of various committees. Lisa continues to serve on the NEDRA Programming Committee. Lisa recently stepped down as a Director of the Haverhill Foundation for Excellence in Education after serving as a director for over twenty years and has also served as a director of the Discovery Club Program.
Tara McMullen-King currently serves as Assistant Director of Research and Consulting at the Helen Brown Group, where she oversees a team of seven and works with nonprofit clients all across the United States. She first began her career in development in 2002 supporting the Major Gifts department at Simmons College, and ultimately went on to serve as Assistant Director of Prospect Research. Since that time, she has also worked as a Senior Research Analyst at MIT, as Associate Director of Prospect Management and Research at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and as Director of Development Research at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP). Tara originally joined the Helen Brown Group team in 2007 and served as a Research Associate and ShareTraining coordinator until 2008 – she rejoined the company as a Senior Researcher in 2013 and was promoted to her current role in 2018. She has been an active volunteer with NEDRA for many years and served on the board of directors from 2010-2016. During her time on the board, she served in many different roles, including terms as Vice President, Secretary, Chair of the Website and Technology Committee, Chair of the Volunteer Committee, and as Chair and Editor of NEDRA News. In addition, Tara has also been involved as a volunteer with Apra, serving stints on the Membership Committee, Chapters Committee, and Bylaws Task Force. She holds a B.A. degree in studio art from Smith College, and lives in the Witch City of Salem, MA with her husband and their two mischievous black cats.
NEDRA Member: $199
Non-Member (New Member): $298
*Note: Non-member registration includes a full year of 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.
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Please note that public transportation is highly recommended.
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