Meaningful volunteer leadership continues to distinguish institutions that are most effective in their development and advancement programs. This fundamental ingredient for success begins with the Board of Trustees, and flows to other volunteer groups that provide important work on the campus – the Advancement Committee, Major Gifts Committee, Campaign Cabinet, Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Alumni Relations Committee, Parents Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Annual Fund Committee, and special task forces, to name a few.
In this program by the Gonser Gerber Institute and Mike Littell, Senior Consultant, we will talk about the important role of volunteers now and down the road. Here is an overview of the issues we will be addressing:
- What Is a “Volunteer?”
- Why “Volunteers” Are Viewed As Problematic
- Why “Volunteers” Are Important
Characteristics of Volunteers
- Characteristics of Successful Volunteers
- Characteristics of Advancement Programs that Engage Volunteers Successfully
- How to Engage Volunteers
- One-on-One engagements – building your network of committed people
- Toward a more clear (and helpful) understanding of our work
The fee is $295 per institution, which allows your entire team the opportunity to participate in this professional development at the same time. If you are a current client of Gonser Gerber Advancement Consulting, that fee is just $145. You will also receive a copy of the presentation and a recording of the webinar with your registration.
Who Should Attend:
Mid-level Advancement Professionals – For staff who already know the basics and need to refine skills in defined areas.
New to Advancement – For professionals new to the advancement profession – whether this is your first job or you’re a workforce veteran.
- Campaign Volunteer Leaders
- Chief Advancement Officers
- Development Directors
- Annual Giving staff
- Major Gift and Planned Giving staff
- Alumni/Constituent Relations staff
- Prospect Researchers
- Campaign staff
Michael Littell joined the firm in 2007 as a Senior Associate, and has been in the advancement field since 1982. Beginning his 31st year with Saint Xavier High School, a private Catholic school for young men, Saint Xavier’s advancement program has earned several honors and awards including ten CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for Overall Development Performance most recently in 2013 and a Grand Gold CASE award for video productions.