From Crises To Confidence

Since March of this year there has been no shortage of folks willing to provide advice and guidance on how fundraising professionals should be responding in the face of the pandemic or global social justice protests.  Whether it’s through social media, virtual webinars and workshops, or other channels, most of the guidance shared has focused…

Charlie R. Shepard Elected to Partnership

Gonser GerberLLP is pleased to announce that Charlie R. Shepard has been elected a partner in our firm.  Charlie joined Gonser Gerber in 2017.  He previously served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Asbury University (KY) and has over two decades of nonprofit and higher education leadership experience. “We look with great promise to…

Found Time

We’ve learned that Advancement work during a pandemic is different. It requires increasingly empathic approaches and more targeted messaging. It calls for greater creativity. And it certainly requires persistence. Something else that’s different about Advancement work right now: found time. That is, there is more of it. Certain constituents aren’t interested in meeting with you…

A Broker for Hope

The very best, most successful advancement folk never confuse what they do with how they do it. You aren’t a fundraiser. You aren’t a gift officer. You aren’t a relationship-builder. You aren’t even a development professional (whatever that might mean!). Those are all examples of how you do your work. When you work exceptionally well,…