An effective and comprehensive advancement program depends on gifts officers who can cultivate, solicit and steward prospects. Good major gift work merges the art of relationships with the science of understanding the donor base and working with the right prospects at the right times to encourage major gifts. The best gift officers combine strong relationship skills with the practice of listening, being prepared, understanding donors, and timing.
Join Gonser Gerber for this one-day virtual workshop which allows participants the opportunity to learn the skills and thinking needed to be successful gift officers.
This virtual workshop is designed for development and advancement staff members who are responsible for direct solicitations of prospects and donors. This could include major, planned, senior, leadership, and annual fund gift officers. We also invite team members who aspire to make direct solicitations, staff members who support or supervise the work of gift officers and want to know more about the role, or institutional leaders who have solicitations as part of their job description.
Gonser Gerber Institute workshops allow you the opportunity to work with experienced faculty, learn from your peers, and offer you the tools you need to develop work plans that will help you drive increased productivity in your role. Join us for this program to refresh your skills, learn new techniques, explore what your peers are doing, and provide you with the time to enhance your program.
The fee for this one-day, Virtual Workshop is $595 for the first registrant and $495 for each additional person from your institution. Current clients of Gonser Gerber consulting get a discounted rate of $495 per person. Attendance is limited to 14 people.
Jane Eaves, Gonser Gerber partner since 1999, provides comprehensive consulting services to colleges, universities, independent and Catholic schools, religious orders, major university alumni associations, and cultural organizations. An active speaker and lecturer with more than 35+ years of advancement experience, Jane has spoken on topics such as major gifts, emerging trends in annual giving, development planning, and planned giving.
Senior Consultant Erin Phillips has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of advancement and executive leadership positions. Most recently, Erin served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Development for National Community Renaissance, assessing and implementing profitable enterprises and partnerships that will help provide more affordable housing to those in need. Prior to her time at National Community Renaissance, Erin was Executive Director of the Riverside University Health System Foundation, President & CEO of Children’s Fund, Assistant Vice President for University Advancement at California Baptist University, and supported constituent relations in Alumni & Constituent Relations at University of California, Riverside.