The best advancement programs and institutional leaders find meaningful ways to involve board members in fundraising. Too often we hear, “I will do anything but ask others for money!”. Yet, in addition to their own personal giving, board members are asked to join you in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and thanking donors and prospective donors. But many board members, perhaps especially new members, have a hard time viewing themselves as members of the major gift fundraising team.
During this webinar, Senior Consultant Nancy Gray will share the best ways to focus your board members on this critical work that can help elevate your advancement program, and help your Board members feel engaged and enthusiastic about their work.
Topics we will cover include:
- Helping Your Board Understand their Role in Fundraising
- The Role of a Board Member in Donor Identification
- Cultivation Steps That are Easy and Natural
- Setting Board Members Up for a Successful Solicitation
- The Importance of Board Engagement in Stewardship
- What You Can Do to Help Your Board Members Succeed
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, 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 program is designed for those advancement team members that support the work of your board and/or those who are responsible for raising major gifts. This could include vice presidents, directors, gift officers, and other leaders such as the president and chief executive officer.
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 and Converse College, 1999-2004. 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.