Depending on your institution, your admission, alumni engagement, and development functions may all be housed in the Advancement Office. More commonly, admission may be separated from alumni engagement and development on the organizational chart. Alternatively, these departments may all be in different buildings, in various parts of town, or even in multiple offices at your institution.
No matter the scenario, it can be all too easy for staff from each of these three teams to work in their own silos – or worse yet – have tension and friction between them because of the specific nature of their work.
While each have their own unique challenges, expectations, and strategic objectives, there are also ways that admission, alumni engagement, and development can collaborate to achieve their goals and enhance each other’s’ work. Working together toward the goal of furthering the mission of your institution will yield greater results overall than remaining in silos.
Join us for this webinar, presented by Kent Huyser, Partner, as we discuss the ways you can pull it all together to have these three important teams working collaboratively for the betterment of your institution.
Topics we will cover include:
- How does admission, alumni engagement, and development advance our institutions?
- How are they different? How are they similar?
- What information can be shared to help achieve each other’s objectives?
- Legal and confidential information, including student records and legacy admission policies, and how to work within those parameters
- Examples of cross-functional collaboration that can be implemented at your institution
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.
On Demand Details: After your registration, you will receive a copy of the power point presentation as well as a copy of the recording. (Please allow at least 48 business hours to receive your materials.) You will be able to share these materials with your entire team, including volunteers, and review the recording as many times as you need.
Who Should Attend
- Chief Advancement Officers
- Development Directors
- Annual Giving staff
- Admissions staff
- Major Gift and Planned Giving staff
- Alumni/Constituent Relations staff
- Communications and Public Relations staff
About Your Faculty
Kent Huyser is a partner with Gonser Gerber and has more than 17 years of experience in non-profit and advancement leadership. Prior to joining Gonser Gerber in 2016, he worked in Advancement leadership positions in three different institutions of higher education in the Kansas City metropolitan area including William Jewell College, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City.
Gonser Gerber was founded in 1950 as the nation’s first comprehensive advancement consulting firm and provides our clients with individually-crafted consulting relationships. Over 800 organizations have been served over those years, resulting in innovative solutions, improved philanthropic performance, and goals achieved.