The best advancement programs and institutional leaders find meaningful ways to involve board members in cultivation and fundraising activities. In addition to their own personal giving, board members are asked to join you in identifying, cultivating and soliciting others, and this is often referred to as “Give and Get”. While both are equally important, we need to understand our board members as individuals in order to best work with them as they develop their skills in solicitation and cultivation.
During this webinar, Senior Consultant Jack Ewing will share his experience as a past president in non-profit and higher education in engaging board members.
Topics we will cover include:
- Mobilizing Your Board to Give
- Expectations for Board Giving
- Mobilizing Your Board to Get
- Identification, Cultivation, Solicitation
- What You Can Do To Help Your Board Members Succeed
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
- Major Gift and Planned Giving staff
- Campaign staff
Jack Ewing, Senior Consultant, joined Gonser Gerber in 2018 after serving as the Chief Executive of two institutions of higher education and two religious nonprofit organizations over 23 years. He served as President of Dakota Wesleyan University where he was responsible for establishing the solid foundation on which the institution’s current success was established. Following DWU, he served as President of Mount Union College (now the University of Mount Union) with great success in strategic planning, fundraising, and campus development. Most recently, Jack served as the Executive Director and CEO of Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, the largest United Methodist conference center in the world. There, he was responsible for transforming an organization heavily dependent on church funding to one that is thriving without any denominational support. Strategic planning and focused campaigns were the key to this success.