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Virtual Conversation: Who's Doing Well Now?

  • Tue, May 12, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Virtual Conversation: Who’s Doing Well Now?

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


Join colleagues for a roundtable-style discussion on companies who may be doing better than most during the current crisis. Recently, the Helen Brown Group posed the question of "Who's doing well now?" -- a question many institutions are considering as all fundraising departments are rethinking engagement with donors and prospects at all levels.

Open to all interested development professionals, at any experience level, this program will be driven by an interactive discussion including questions, challenges, and innovative solutions. Participants are encouraged to share tips, resources, samples, or other tools.

Advance registration is required. The link to join the session will be emailed 1-2 days in advance.


Helen Brown is President of the Helen Brown Group. She 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).

Valerie Anastasio has served as Director of Prospect Development at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust since August 2013. Her development experience spans more than two decades, including positions at the Broad Institute, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Harvard University, Brandeis University, Boston Lyric Opera, WGBH, and as a consultant with The Helen Brown Group. She is a past board member of NEDRA and a recipient of NEDRA’s Ann Castle Award. She is a graduate of Williams College.


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