Gonser Gerber Institute webinars are cost effective solutions which provide professional development in a short amount of time and for large groups of professionals.  Our webinars will engage you and answer the questions that you want answered.  The most important and timely advancement topics will be tackled, or you can contact Gonser Gerber Institute to talk about team-specific pressing issues, concerns or topics.

Stewardship Leading to Increased Gifts

Date: October 25, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”   — Frank A. Clark

Stewardship done well not only honors your organization’s closest donors for their gifts, but it also advances the mission of your institution by building donor confidence, communicating impact and inspiring greater levels of philanthropic involvement with your organization. (more…)

Your Mid-Year Advancement Review: Ensuring Success in the Second Half of the Year

Date: November 8, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

Half the year is over and it’s time to bring your team together to review what you’ve done right, what you have yet to do, and how to finish successfully.  In the best case scenario, this important time of review results in your team being re-engaged, re-energized and re-focused.  But for many shops, this period of review and planning is under-utilized and, in the worst of scenarios can be viewed as a time-waster.


Donor Contact Reports: Implementing a System That Works

Date: December 5, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

Effective contact reports help you raise more money today and build your capacity to raise more money tomorrow. But gift officers are rarely trained to write reports that contain the most important information and advancement offices do not always make these essential reports a priority. (more…)

Asking: The 90-Minute Guide to Inviting Donors to Give Big

Date: December 13, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

Asking for major gifts is one of the most important and difficult tasks of gift officers, development leaders, and others.  Significant charitable gifts hold the promise to transform the lives of those you serve and, yet, asking for them can feel daunting or even intimidating!  Even the best gift officers wonder if they are asking in the most effective ways possible. (more…)

Successfully Launching the Public Phase of Your Campaign

Date: December 14, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm cst

You’ve spent years planning for your campaign, assessing internal readiness, developing an institutional vision and goals, researching potential campaign lead donors, recruiting campaign chairs and committees, and securing lead gifts during your quiet phase. But when do you go public? (more…)