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Free Resources Think Tank

  • Thu, January 27, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Free Resources Think Tank

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST




Come share your best free resources and walk away with some new favorites! Join us for an informal and interactive discussion about free research resources with Dave Owens and Meghan Hakanson. The session will provide an opportunity for participants to share free resources related to various topics utilizing Jamboard, a free digital whiteboard that lets participants collaborate in real time. Some topics we’ll cover include: contact information, salary and compensation, stock holdings, philanthropic giving, international resources, and more! Researchers and Prospect Managers at all experience levels are welcome. The Jamboard slides will be shared with everyone after the session. This session will not be recorded.


Meghan Hakanson is assistant director of research at Harvard University where she has worked since 2012. Previously, Meghan worked in the education department of George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia for almost 6 years. She currently serves as a member of the development committee of New Roads Catholic Community in Belmont, MA. Meghan received her BA from Dickinson College in American History and her MA in American History and Museum Studies from American University.


Dave Owens is a Principal Analyst, Prospect Development 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 has had an active role in NEDRA, and is currently a member of NEDRA’s Programming Committee.


Free for Members

$25 Non-Members

Are you a current or recently lapsed NEDRA member and want to attend this program for free? Apply for the need-based NEDRA Community Scholarship. Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 6,  2022


Attendees will receive a Zoom link a day before the event; this think tank will be held as a Zoom meeting and a recording will not be available.


Registration for this event closes on January 26, 2022 at 5PM.

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