Effective institutions are led by engaged governing boards. Institutions must invest effort and energy working with their boards to move the organization forward, and success requires a strong partnership between the President, Vice President of Advancement, and board members. The time you spend with your board directly affects how strong and effective the board can be.
In this Gonser Gerber Institute One-Day Virtual Workshop, we are going to examine the role of the board, and discuss effective ways to build, support and drive your governing board for greater results.
This virtual workshop is designed for Vice Presidents, Executive Directors and other Advancement Leadership who want to explore ways to improve, review and energize their boards. We also welcome the opportunity for your President or CEO to participate along with you, including an open hour for Presidents only to discuss their specific issues, as well as a dedicated follow-up consulting session the following day for each team.
Topics we will cover include:
- Your Board’s Role in Governance
- Strategic Techniques for Identifying, Qualifying and Recruiting the Best Boards
- Optimizing the Committee on Trustees
- Maximizing impact of Board meetings, Board retreats and engagement between meetings
- Your Board’s Role in Fundraising
- Leveraging Key Relationships
February 23, 2021 – Virtual Workshop
9:30 – 10:00 am Welcome and Introductions
10:00 – 10:30 am Your Board’s Role in Governance
10:30 – 11:15 am Strategic Techniques for Identifying, Qualifying and Recruiting the Best Boards
11:15 – 12:00 noon Optimizing the Committee on Trustees
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch – Open conversation with your President/CEO
1:00 – 1:45 pm Maximizing impact of Board meetings, Board Retreats and Engagement between Meetings
1:45 – 2:30 pm Your Boards Role in Fundraising
2:30 – 2:45 pm Afternoon Break
2:45 – 3:30 pm Leveraging Key Relationships
3:30 – 4:00 pm Opportunities and Pitfalls
4:00 pm Final Questions and Wrap-Up
February 24, 2021
One-hour consulting sessions with workshop faculty and your President and Board Leadership
(Appointments scheduled after registration closes.)
The fee for this one-day, virtual workshop is $895 per institution, and each institution may include two attendees. Current clients of Gonser Gerber consulting get a discounted rate of $795 per institution. Attendance is limited to 8 institutions.
In addition to the Virtual Workshop, your registration includes a one-hour follow-up consulting session for the Vice President and/or President with one of our faculty members. These meetings will be scheduled for February 24 for a conversation about next steps or discussions of your most challenging issues.
Also, our lunch hour will include conversations focused on issues for the President, so we invite you to ask your President/CEO to join us at that time if they are not part of your two-person team.
Jane Eaves, Gonser Gerber partner, enjoys partnering with schools, colleges, and universities, as well as other religious, service, and cultural organizations to help them achieve their mission and meet their goals. An active speaker and lecturer with more than 30 years of development experience, Ms. Eaves has spoken on topics such as major gifts, emerging trends in annual giving, development planning, and planned giving.
Nancy Oliver Gray, CFRE, joined the firm in 2017 as a Senior Consultant. Prior to joining Gonser Gerber, Nancy served as president of Hollins University from 2005-2017, retiring as president emerita in 2017. Prior to her presidencies, Nancy served as vice president for external relations at Rider University and vice president for seminary relations at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is currently a member of the boards of Princeton Theological Seminary, Mill Mountain Theatre, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and the Advisory Board for the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs.