Maximizing Year End Giving

Date: October 9, 2019
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In this webinar, featuring Charlie Shepard of Gonser Gerber, we will explore some year-end approaches and look specifically at strategies to close gifts, acquire first-time donors, and increase volunteer engagement.

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2019 CASE Award Winners

Gonser Gerber is pleased to congratulate our clients who are being recognized by the 2019 CASE Educational Fundraising Awards.

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Strategic Alumni Engagement

Date: November 14-15, 2019
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In this two-day workshop, we will discuss meaningful engagement of your alumni, going beyond events and membership dues. We will talk about developing a reciprocal relationship that includes what can we do for our alumni and what alumni can do to strengthen our institutions.

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Jason D. McNeal

“Let’s hope that there are many ripple effects from this act of generosity.”

After receiving an honorary doctorate during Morehouse College’s commencement exercises, on Sunday morning, the billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith made a stunning pledge. “This is my class, 2019,” he said, according to a video of the ceremony that was posted online. “And my family is making a grant to pay off their student loans.” The announcement at the…

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Stop Engaging Your Donors. Do This Instead!

Go to any advancement, development, or fundraising conference today and you are sure to see it.  Peruse any blog, article, webinar, or workshop and you are certain to read and hear about it. Donor Engagement. As a professional, you are told to do more “donor engagement.”  Better “donor engagement,” so the advice guarantees, will lead…

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Giving The Gift

We are now entering the most generous time of the year. The bulk of charitable gifts that will be given in 2018 will be given during the next 31 days. As you are working with donors to help them act with generosity, let me encourage you to re-frame your role in your own mind.

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