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.

Implementing Performance Metrics for Gift Officers: Avoiding Problems and Making Metrics Work for Your Team

Date: September 7, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm cst

Whether you are planning to implement performance metrics or looking to enhance your current system, your advancement team will be more productive when you ensure that gift officers have specific goals that motivate, encourage success, move prospects closer to gifts, and elevate your whole team.  In this webinar, brought to you by the Gonser Gerber Institute, we will offer specific ways in which gift officers should be evaluated based on institutional values, their activities, and the outcomes that your advancement program needs. (more…)

Social Media – Best Practices to Connect and Engage Your Constituents

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

The influence of social media is pervasive. Everywhere you turn, people are spending more time connecting with one another and staying informed and engaged with local, regional, and national news and events through these ubiquitous communication channels. (more…)

Retaining Gift Officers

Date: September 27, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

A competitive labor market, an improving economy, a lengthy list of appealing job opportunities and a continual stream of head hunter calls – What does it all mean? It means that development leaders are under increased pressure to create a professional environment that remains continually attractive to high performing gift officers.  And nothing may be more important today to advancing your institution than retaining top flight, motivated and results-oriented gift officers.  Yet, some institutions struggle to find the “right” persons to fill positions, and they experience frequent gift officer turnover, often losing their “brightest and best” to other institutions at an alarming rate. (more…)

Engaging a Tired Constituency

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

Has your institution been in one campaign after another? Are you visiting with the same donors and not getting them to increase their annual giving? Have your donor recognition events started to feature the same people year-after-year?

It’s time to shake up your prospect pool and uncover the hidden gems in your database! (more…)

Donor Contact Reports: Implementing a System That Works

Date: December 5, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

Effective contact reports help you raise more money today and build your capacity to raise more money tomorrow. But gift officers are rarely trained to write reports that contain the most important information and advancement offices do not always make these essential reports a priority. (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…)