Gonser Gerber Institute webinars are cost effective solutions which provide professional development in a short amount of time and for large groups of professionals.  Our webinars will engage you and answer the questions that you want answered.  The most important and timely advancement topics will be tackled, or you can contact Gonser Gerber Institute to talk about team-specific pressing issues, concerns or topics.

Asking: The 90-Minute Guide to Inviting Donors to Give Big

Date: December 13, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

Asking for major gifts is one of the most important and difficult tasks of gift officers, development leaders, and others.  Significant charitable gifts hold the promise to transform the lives of those you serve and, yet, asking for them can feel daunting or even intimidating!  Even the best gift officers wonder if they are asking in the most effective ways possible. (more…)

Successfully Launching the Public Phase of Your Campaign

Date: December 14, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm cst

You’ve spent years planning for your campaign, assessing internal readiness, developing an institutional vision and goals, researching potential campaign lead donors, recruiting campaign chairs and committees, and securing lead gifts during your quiet phase. But when do you go public? (more…)

Acquiring New Donors Through Your Phonathon

Date: January 31, 2018 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

Phonathons have a bad reputation. Between answering machines, cell phones, and call blocking on the technology side, to volunteer recruitment, scripting, and staffing on the professional side, phonathons are not seen as the most effective way to secure gifts. But there is still a place in our annual plans to include a Phonathon campaign! (more…)

The Giving Board: Ways to Increase Gift Income Through Board Engagement

Date: February 7, 2018 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

The best advancement programs find meaningful ways to involve Board members in development activities. This can range from hosting events, introducing new prospective major donors to your institution’s leaders, and participating in the solicitation process.  But as advancement leaders, we need to remember that Board members are also major gift donors and prospects, and need to be cultivated and recognized like all our other significant prospects. (more…)

How to Get the Most out of Campaign Volunteers

Date: February 8, 2018 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

You’ve done the work of recruiting a strong pool of volunteers to assist you with your upcoming campaign. They’re committed. They’re excited. They’re ready to work.

Now what? (more…)