Thursday, March 8, 2012
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pre-registration has closed for this event. If you would like to attend, please sign up at Amherst College on the day of the event.
Presenter: Beth Bandy, Principal, International Fundraising Intelligence
Facilitator: Suzy Campos, Director of Advancement Research, Amherst College
Prospects in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, and China – the so-called BRIC countries – are attracting more attention from fundraising offices today. With rapidly-growing economies, changing attitudes towards charities and philanthropy and more billionaires than Europe, there is rising interest in prospects from these countries – and it makes sense. Researching prospects from the BRICs can be a challenge, however: the wealth and philanthropy details researchers seek can be hard to find and often are not available in English. In this webinar, Beth Bandy will offer strategies and resources for effectively researching BRIC prospects. She will cover current philanthropy and wealth trends and discuss the kinds of individual, business, and philanthropic information available today. The webinar will also include a real-time demonstration on the use of some of the best BRIC research resources and will provide tips for navigating websites in languages other than English.
Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.
Beth Bandy has more than a decade of international research experience, spanning six continents and nearly 30 countries. She has directed prospect research offices at two higher education institutions – including Amherst College, where she first became interested in international research – and has served the research needs of numerous foundations and nonprofits as a consultant. Beth now writes how-to guidebooks for international prospect researchers and a blog covering international research news and resources. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University’s Extension School and is pursuing master’s degree in public policy and management through the University of London.
Directions to Amherst College:
BY CAR FROM EAST/WEST
Take I-90 West to (Mass Turnpike) to Exit 4 (I-91)
Take I-91 north to exit 19 (Rte. 9)
Take Rte. 9 east to Rte. 116 south. These roads intersect at a stoplight at the top of a hill. Turn right onto Rt. 116 south. Turn right (about .2 miles) onto Hitchcock Road. Street parking is available.
BY CAR FROM NORTH/SOUTH
From Western Mass take Rte. 2 east to I-91 south
From Vermont take Rte. 7 south to Rte. 103 south to I-91 south
Take I-91 to exit 19 from south, or exit 20 from north (you'll be on Rte. 9 east)
Take Rt. 9 east to Rt. 116 south. These roads intersect at a stoplight at the top of a hill. Turn right onto Rt. 116 south. Turn right (about .2 miles) onto Hitchcock Road. Street parking is available.
BY CAR FROM NORTHEAST
Take I-95 south to I-495 south
Take I-495 south to exit 29B (Rte. 2 west)
Take Rte. 2 west to Rte. 202 south
Take Rte. 202 south to Amherst Rd. in Pelham (turn right)
Take Amherst Rd. toward Amherst. (The road changes names to Pelham Rd. and then to Main Street.)
In downtown Amherst, turn left on South Pleasant Street. Continue for two blocks to the stoplight at the intersection with Rte. 116. Proceed straight through the light (you’ll now be on Rte. 116 south). Turn right (about .2 miles) onto Hitchcock Road. Street parking is available.
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