Depending on your institution, your admission, alumni engagement and development functions may all be housed in the Advancement Office. More commonly, the Office of Admission may be separated from alumni engagement and development on the organizational chart. Alternatively, these departments may all be in different buildings, in various parts of town, and/or in multiple offices at your institution.
No matter the scenario, it can be all too easy for staff from each of these three teams to work in their own silos, or worse yet, have tension and friction between them because of the specific nature of their work.
While each have their own unique challenges, expectations and strategic objectives, there are also ways that admission, alumni engagement and development can collaborate to achieve their goals and advance each other’s’ work. Working together toward the goal of furthering the mission of your institution will yield greater results overall than remaining in silos.
Join us for this webinar, presented by Kent Huyser, Senior Consultant, as we discuss the ways you can pull it all together to have these three important teams working collaboratively for the betterment of your institution.
Topics we will cover include:
- How does admission, alumni engagement and development advance our institutions?
- How are they different? How are they similar?
- What information can be shared to help achieve each other’s objectives?
- Legal and confidential information, including student records and legacy admission policies, and how to work within those parameters
- Examples of cross-functional collaboration that can be implemented at your institution
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.
- Chief Advancement Officers
- Development Directors
- Annual Giving staff
- Admissions staff
- Major Gift and Planned Giving staff
- Alumni/Constituent Relations staff
- Communications and Public Relations staff
Kent Huyser, senior consultant at Gonser Gerber, has more than 15 years of experience in non-profit and advancement leadership. Prior to joining Gonser Gerber, he was Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement at Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City (MCC) where he led a successful advancement program and launched the first comprehensive campaign for $20 million and reaching record fundraising levels. Prior positions also include Director of Development at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Foundation where he led fundraising efforts for the School of Medicine, leadership positions at William Jewell College (MO), including Regional Development Director and Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.