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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

Charlie Shepard Joins Gonser Gerber as Consultant

Posted August 14, 2017 ·

Gonser Gerber LLP, consultants in institutional advancement, has announced the appointment of Charlie Shepard as a Senior Consultant with the firm.  As a member of the Gonser Gerber team, Shepard will provide individualized counsel to educational, healthcare, religious, social service and other non-profit organizations. His specialty includes developing and strengthening Governing Boards, Foundation Boards, annual, capital, major and planned gift programs, campaign planning and execution, performance metrics, volunteer engagement, strategic planning, public relations, advancement team building, integrated marketing and other aspects of institutional advancement. More

Calvin H. Stoney to Retire

Posted June 27, 2017 ·

Calvin H. StoneyGonser Gerber LLP announces the upcoming retirement of Calvin Stoney, a Partner in the firm.  On August 4, 2017, Cal will be retiring after 38 years of distinguished service to his clients and the firm.  A celebration of his career will take place at a formal reception following the firm’s Annual Conference on August 3rd at 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Illinois.  Attendees at the Annual Conference are welcome to join us.  More