[APRA-NW] Frugal Researcher virtual seminar

Jennifer A. MacCormack jmaccorm at u.washington.edu
Thu Nov 13 09:53:54 PST 2008

Greetings APRA-NW'ers!

APRA-NW will be hosting the upcoming virtual seminar replay, How The Frugal Researcher: How to Do Successful Research on Little to No Budget, in December at venues in Portland and Seattle. See details below. These virtual seminar are free to members of APRA-NW. Interested in becoming a member? Contact our fabulous Membership Chair, Jessica Balsam, at balsam at evergreen.edu<mailto:balsam at evergreen.edu> or go online at www.apra-nw.org<http://www.apra-nw.org>.

Also, look for more of APRA-NW's roundtable series, APRA-NW Coffee Talk! These morning roundtables will be held quarterly and focus on issues specific to prospect research and management.

To see a schedule of all APRA and APRA-NW events, please visit our website www.apra-nw.org<http://www.apra-nw.org>!

How The Frugal Researcher: How to Do Successful Research on Little to No Budget (Replay)
Presented by Heather Reisz

Shocking yet true, you can conduct prospect research without a subscription to LexisNexis. Many research shops do not have large budgets and can not afford expensive tools. Some development departments don't even have a research shop and are struggling to do research as part of many other projects so they have no research budget at all.

If you fit either of these categories, or even if you have a reasonable research budget but want to train your fundraisers to do some quick free research on their own, this is the program for you. The speaker will focus mainly on free Internet resources and ways to access fee-based resources for free at public sources such as libraries. Learn how to access insider stock holdings, real estate assessments, salaries, biographical information, company information, philanthropic giving and foundation information.

The speaker is a seasoned researcher who started her research career at an organization with $0 in their research budget. She has trained many nonprofit professionals to conduct prospect research with little to no money spent on resources.

Speaker Biography
Heather Reisz is the Director of Research and Prospect Development at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Previously, she managed the prospect research program at the Museum of Science in Boston and was a researcher at Northeastern University and the San Francisco Jazz Festival. She began her fundraising career as a grant writer for the AIDS Memorial Quilt in San Fransisco. Heather is a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Development Research Association (NEDRA).

Tuesday, December 2
9:30-11 AM - Refreshments will be served!
Oregon Food Bank

Community Room
Directions and transportation/parking information are available at www.oregonfoodbank.org/about_ofb/contact_info/directions.html<http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/about_ofb/contact_info/directions.html>
Parking spaces at the front and sides of the building and there is street parking available as well. All parking is free.
RSVP Allie Smith Asmith at oregonfoodbank.org<mailto:Asmith at oregonfoodbank.org>

Wednesday, December 3
2:30-4 PM - free pass to the museum that day after the virtual seminar!
Seattle Art Museum
Arnold Board Room
Directions and transportation/parking information are available at http://seattleartmuseum.org/visit/visitSAM.asp#directions
RSVP Jennifer MacCormack at jmaccorm at u.washington.edu<mailto:jmaccorm at u.washington.edu>

Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

Jennifer MacCormack
Program Chair, APRA-NW

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