A competitive labor market, an improving economy, a lengthy list of attractive job opportunities and a continual stream of head hunter calls – What does it all mean? It means that development leaders are under increased pressure to create a professional environment that remains continually attractive to high performing gift officers. And nothing may be more important today to advancing your institution than retaining top flight, motivated and results-oriented gift officers. Yet, some institutions struggle to find the “right” persons to fill positions, and they experience frequent gift officer turnover, often losing their “best and brightest” to other institutions at an alarming rate.
Why? And how do we strategically address these challenges to build a long-tenured, thriving team that propels our institutions toward their highest destiny?
Join us for this Gonser Gerber Institute webinar, presented by Gonser Gerber Senior Consultant Charlie Shepard, as we take a deeper look into the systemic issue of retaining advancement staff. He will explore the ways successful institutions — those recognized year in and year-out for their development accomplishments — find staff members who “fit” with their institution, and how they keep them from departing to greener pastures.
Topics We Will Cover Include:
- Is gift officer turnover a systemic problem?
- How does gift officer turnover impede donor confidence?
- Why top performers move on and why they stay.
- Performance appraisal programs and metrics that inspire gift officers.
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, the 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:
Senior and Mid-Level Advancement Professionals, or:
- Governing and Foundation Board Leaders
- Presidents, Heads, and CEOs
- Chief Advancement Officers
- Development Directors
- Annual Giving staff
Charlie Shepard, Senior Consultant at Gonser Gerber, provides development consulting services to non-profit organizations, including developing and strengthening Boards, gift programs, campaign planning and execution, advancement team building, and other aspects of institutional advancement. Prior to joining Gonser Gerber, Charlie served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Asbury University in Kentucky and The University of Findlay in Ohio.