Jason D. McNeal

Dr. Jason McNeal, partner, publishes book on Meaningful Call Reports

Effective contact reports help build the future of a donor’s relationship with your institution. But gift officers are rarely trained to write reports that contain the information advancement leaders need to succeed. How do you improve the reporting skills needed to write detailed and useful reports? In Writing Meaningful Contact Reports: A Handbook for Fundraisers,…

California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University partners with Gonser Gerber again

The Challenge: Doing It Again! California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks California has worked with Gonser Gerber for over 16 years. Gonser Gerber has provided advice and counsel that has guided the University’s leadership on important and significant decisions including: Board development Strategic planning Feasibility and philanthropic readiness assessments Campaign strategy and counsel Development staff…

University of Nevada Las Vegas

UNLV Completes Half-billion Dollar Capital Campaign

The Challenge: Inspiring the Board to Complete a Half-billion Dollar Capital Campaign In 2007, the UNLV Foundation was facing multiple challenges: to complete a half billion dollar capital campaign in the worst economic downturn in Las Vegas history and to develop a trusting and robust relationship between a new President and the University’s key volunteers. …

William Jewell College

William Jewell College Launches Aggressive Campaign

The Challenge: An Aggressive Campaign in Tough Economic Times William Jewell College is a national liberal arts college in the Kansas City area. Jewell hired Gonser Gerber as Advancement Counsel, but used their consultant in a much broader capacity. President David Sallee writes, “Gonser Gerber was a terrific partner in helping William Jewell College take…


University of North Alabama: Securing More Philanthropic Support

The Challenge: Creating a Culture of Donor Engagement The University of North Alabama Foundation in Florence Alabama has been a client of Gonser Gerber since 2009.  They have retained Gonser Gerber as counsel to provide them with the tools to strengthen the Foundation’s culture of donor engagement, implement effective systems to support the work, and…


University of Tennessee Plans Capital Fundraising Campaign

The Challenge: Engaging Constituents in Project Planning for a Targeted Campaign The University of Tennessee worked with Gonser Gerber to plan a targeted campaign and to assist with casting a strategic vision for the project that included several important constituent groups. “The Gonser Gerber approach of individualizing the attention given to each client served the…


AMBS Sustains Annual Fund During a Major 5-Year Campaign

The Challenge:  Sustaining an Annual Fund During a Major 5-Year Capital Campaign In the midst of a significant economic downturn in November of 2000, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary engaged Gonser Gerber to assist with preparation for a much-needed comprehensive campaign to build their endowment, construct a new library, and sustain the annual fund. With a compelling…


Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Completes $22 Million Campaign

The Challenge:  Dramatically Increase Annual Giving and Complete a $22 Million Campaign Gonser Gerber was selected in 2007 to partner with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary during only the second major comprehensive campaign in the Seminary’s history.  The Seminary shares that they selected Gonser Gerber based on the consultant’s discerned competence of genuine commitment to the…


Campaign Feasibility Study with Family and Children's Center

The Challenge: First Ever Capital Campaign When Family and Children’s Center (FCC) in LaCrosse, Wisconsin called Gonser Gerber in January 2005 to conduct a Campaign Readiness Study for their first capital campaign, they did so with confidence in the 58-year old firm. The Wisconsin human services agency had used Gonser Gerber several years earlier to…


American Medical Association Foundation Strengthens Advancement

The Challenge: Navigating The Way Forward For over 160 years the American Medical Association has promoted scientific advancement, improved public health, and invested in the doctor and patient relationship. The mission of the Foundation is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Gonser Gerber was hired to help…