Securing that first gift makes asking for another gift, or even an increased gift, possible. But how can we do that without first inviting that initial gift? How can we successfully welcome that individual into our donor experience, celebrate their giving, and ultimately grow their affinity for our mission if we don’t first inspire that initial gift?
In this webinar, we will talk about the steps you should perfect at your institution if you hope to move donors to give their first gift. Whether a young alum, parents or grandparents, a grateful patient, an organizational volunteer, or a potential future board member, each relationship can grow and benefit from a gift to the annual fund.
Topics we will cover include:
- Setting up your strategy well
- Personalizing your annual fund appeal
- Telling stories that will leave an impression
- Clearly communicating the need for, and importance of, their annual fund gift
- Using social media to maximize your annual fund appeal
- Making their experience easy and enjoyable
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.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for gift officers who have a portfolio of prospects or work with donors to their annual fund program. This could include annual fund officers, annual fund managers or directors, gift officers, or other staff. We also welcome managers and directors who help establish strategy for and support prospect management systems, gift officers, prospects, and the advancement program.
About Your Faculty
Senior Consultant Erin Phillips has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of advancement and executive leadership positions. Prior to joining Gonser Gerber, Erin served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Development for National Community Renaissance, a leading national nonprofit affordable housing developer. Prior to that, 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 started her career in Alumni & Constituent Relations at University of California, Riverside.