[APRA-NW] APRA Int'l Virtual Seminar February 8th, 2006: Beyond the Basics: Advanced Web Searching

Harshika Maysuria harshika at u.washington.edu
Wed Jan 18 16:03:55 PST 2006




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APRA-NW


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Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement-Northwest



Dear APRA-NW Members,



The virtual seminar scheduled for February 8th, 2006: Beyond the Basics: Advanced Web Searching will be offered at two locations, one in Seattle, WA and the other in Corvallis, Oregon.



APRA-NW would like to express sincere thanks to our gracious hosts and sponsors, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle WA and the Oregon State University Foundation, Corvallis, OR. Please see details below.




NOTE: All APRA-NW members are invited to attend at either location for FREE . To become a member, please contact Kathryn Norris at 206-987-6825 or kathryn.norris at seattlechildrens.org





WA Program Information:




Please RSVP by February 6th, 2006 to Lesley Carlsen at lcarlsen at fhcrc.org



When: February 8th, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & coffee

9:00 - 11:00 Virtual Seminar



Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

823 Yale Avenue North

Room J2 108 (Second Floor of the Yale Building)

Seattle WA

All visitors must sign in at the Yale Building Security and Transportation desk.



Paid Parking is available in front of the Yale Building. The rates are as follows:

1 - 2 hours = $3

2 - 3 hours = $4



Anyone using public transport: Metro Bus Route # 70 stops in front of Yale Avenue North.



For driving directions and campus map, please click on link below:



www.fhcrc.org/about/maps/campusmap.html



This event is free to all APRA-NW members.



OR Program Information:

Please RSVP by February 6th, 2006 to Michelle Morris either by phone: (541) 737-8546 or Michelle.morris at oregonstate.edu




When: February 8th, 2006 from 8.30 - 11.00 a.m

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & coffee

9:00 - 11:00 Virtual Seminar

Where: OSU Foundation

850 SW 35th Street

Board Room

Corvallis, OR



The OSU Foundation is located in an independent building on the edge of campus, one block from Reser Football Stadium, corner of SW 35th Street and Western Avenue.



Parking lot in front of building does not require a permit and is free.



This event is free to all APRA-NW members



**APRA International's Virtual Seminar series offers real-time presentations by top research experts, broadcast over both Internet and phone hook-ups to participating groups nationwide.**



Virtual Seminar: Beyond the Basics: Advanced Web Searching



Presented by: Helen Brown, President: The Helen Brown Group.




Virtual Seminar Summary:



It would be virtually impossible for advancement researchers to locate information in today's fast-paced environment without the Internet. The challenge is sorting through the sea of information available at our fingertips without drowning in the overflow. Discover new ways to take command of this area of your research life by mastering search techniques and sharpening skills to make your time spent on the Internet as productive as possible. Find out how to evaluate the quality of Web resources. Explore new free and fee-based tools, such as PUSH technology, news services, online directories, and research libraries. Learn advanced techniques such as Boolean logic, adjacency, and field searching.



Presenter Biography:

Helen Brown is president of The Helen Brown Group LLC, a prospect research consulting and training firm founded in 2002. Helen was formerly director of research at Northeastern University and at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). She has been a development professional since 1987, when she began her career as a researcher for her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She moved into successively responsible positions at the Albert Einstein Institution and Boston College before being named director of research at HSPH.

The Helen Brown Group assists clients in the US, UK and Europe with prospect identification, prospect management and strategy, benchmarking and training, data mining and wealth screenings. Helen is a director of Factary Ltd. (Bristol, UK) and is Special Advisor on Fundraising to the board of the North American Foundation for the University of Manchester, England. She is past president of the New England Development Research Association (NEDRA) and a former director of Project Literacy. In 2003, with Chris Carnie, Helen co-founded ShareTraining, a web-based training program for development professionals.



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Hope to see you all there.

Harshika Maysuria
Secretary, APRA-NW
harshika at u.washington.edu



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