The most important fundraiser at your institution is your CEO. While some embrace their role in working with prospects and donors, others are uncomfortable at best. But whether your leadership is new to your organization or has been around for years, their work with your team in advancement is crucial to your institutional success and ability to make great things happen.
Your work in managing and preparing your leadership for fundraising is the most critical role you play as an advancement leader. Managing their time, preparing them for prospect visits, helping them overcome challenges in asking for large contributions, are just a few examples of the essential work you are doing in helping your president be an active and effective member of the advancement team.
In this webinar, designed for institutional leadership, including CEOs, Vice Presidents, Chief Advancement Officers, and other Senior Development Professionals, we will discuss our role in effectively managing our CEO’s time to maximize our fundraising efforts. We will also discuss ways to motivate, educate and prepare your CEO to be an active and effective fundraiser.
Topics We Will Cover Include:
- The Role of the CEO
- Your Role in Supporting the CEO
- Preparing Your President for Advancement Work
- Solicitation Calls and Visits
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
This webinar is designed for institutional leadership, including CEOs, Vice Presidents, Chief Advancement Officers, and other Senior Development Professionals.
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.