Virtual Resources Guide

 

Upcoming webinars

 

Friday, July 10, 8 a.m. CDT
CASE ToGather: Arts and Culture

Register: https://bit.ly/CASEToGather_Arts

Suzanne Hilser-Wiles

Suzanne Hilser-Wiles

Participants: This CASE-sponsored discussion will be moderated by  Suzanne Hilser-Wiles, President at Grenzebach Glier & Associates, with special guests Claire Gylphé, Director of Development at Tate, and Dr Matthew Ross, Senior Philanthropy Manager at the Royal Academy of Music.

Description: This free online conversation will bring together arts and culture communities in Europe and the United States, to discuss the shift in priorities, adjustments in strategies and a way forward for advancement. We will discuss how organisations are reviewing their fundraising and engagement strategies, while balancing different priorities across the organisation. What are some of the lessons learned as the focus has shifted in this pandemic and what are areas we want to build on in the future, while leading our teams in this uncertain time? And looking at the bigger picture of government and philanthropic support, what can we learn from each other across the continents?

 

Past webinars

 

Wednesday, July 8, 11 a.m. CDT

Digital Donor Engagement: Chart Your A-to-Z Course

Melinda Church

Melinda Church

Participants: GG+A Senior Vice President and Managing Partner Melinda Church and GG+A Senior Vice President Pete Lasher

Description: You did the impossible. Overnight, you pivoted from donor events, face-to-face meetings and class reunions to Zoom calls, webinars, virtual book clubs and other digital programs. But the world isn’t returning to normal any time soon, and the virtual environment is here to stay. The question is: Now what?

It’s next-gen innovation time for Advancement—a moment to rethink our work and create entire arcs of donor engagement that are virtual. Join us for a webinar that will step attendees through the process to develop full strategic engagement plans for a new era.

You did the impossible. Overnight, you pivoted from donor events, face-to-face meetings and class reunions to Zoom calls, webinars, virtual book clubs and other digital programs. But the world isn’t returning to normal any time soon, and the virtual environment is here to stay. The question is: Now what?

It’s next-gen innovation time for Advancement—a moment to rethink our work and create entire arcs of donor engagement that are virtual. Join us for a webinar that will step attendees through the process to develop full strategic engagement plans for a new era.

 

Wednesday, July 1, 1 p.m. CDT

Kathi Dantley Warren

How a Top University with a Lean Advancement Team is Managing During the Pandemic: A Conversation with Kathi Dantley Warren, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Rice University

Participants: GG+A President Suzanne Hilser-Wiles and Kathi Dantley Warren, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Rice University

Description: Like many universities, Rice has focused on its commitment to students in its fundraising during the pandemic, but what’s next for this university? We will explore how Rice is building on its strength in science, reaching out to its international community of students and alumni, and tackling goals for next year.

Kathi Dantley Warren is the vice president for development and alumni relations at Rice University. Prior to her promotion in July 2019, she served as Rice’s associate vice president for development. In this role she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of individual fundraising programs and also oversaw various departments within the Development and Alumni Relations division, including gift planning, major gifts, school-based fundraising and annual giving.

Before coming to Rice, Kathi served at Duke University’s Duke Cancer Institute as their senior executive director of development and as assistant dean for alumni affairs and development at Cornell University’s College of Engineering. Kathi earned an M.A. in cell and molecular biology and microbiology from Duke University and a B.A. in biology from Hampton University. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Kathi, her husband Stephen, son Bennett and dogs Pearl and Tyson have enjoyed making their home in Texas since coming to Rice. She is an avid sports enthusiast and dog-rescue advocate who also enjoys cooking and painting.

 

Thursday, July 2, 11 a.m. CDT

A Philanthropic Response to COVID-19 at Mexico’s Largest Private University

Francisco Fernández González

Participants: Francisco Fernández González, Associate VP for Development, Tecnológico de Monterrey, and GG+A Consultant Kyle Gorden.

Description: Mexico’s largest private, nonprofit university system, encompassing 25 campuses with more than 93,000 enrolled students, had a unique response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While institutions around the world pulled back on fundraising, Tec leapt forward, launching their first-ever multi-unit, multi-priority campaign initiative to seek emergency student support and funding for research and its frontline healthcare programs. Associate Vice President for Development Francisco Fernández will share their progress on the initiative and lessons learned.

Francisco resides in Monterrey, Mexico, with his wife and four daughters. He has also held key executive-level positions in various profit and nonprofit organizations over the last 20 years. From 2012 to 2015, he was Organizational and Talent Development Director at Frisa Industries; from 2010 to 2012, he was Managing Director at Adizes Institute Mexico; and from 2007 to 2010, he served as CEO for Hombre Nuevo and Guadalupe Radio in Los Angeles.

Francisco earned a master’s degree in Political Science and Nonprofit Organizations from the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid, Spain, and an Industrial and Systems Engineering Degree from Tec de Monterrey. He has participated in several Executive Programs from institutions such as IESE Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and Stanford University.

He is a certified Adizes Consultant from the Adizes Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif., and a Certified Coach from Newfield Consulting.

In addition to this, he is co-founder and President of Comunidar, Monterrey´s first community foundation. Francisco also founded DOXA, an academic and psychopedogogic counseling center, as well as Esfuerzos Unidos, which seeks the integration of people with disabilities in the workplace.

 

James J. Husson

Tuesday, June 30, 12 p.m. CDT

Building a Post-COVID Strategy: A Conversation with James Husson of Boston College

Participants: GG+A CEO John Glier and James J. Husson, Senior Vice President for University Advancement, Boston College

Description: John Glier will explore with Jim Husson the experience of Boston College in launching its last Comprehensive Campaign in the midst of the Great Recession, and the lessons his staff took from that experience as they have approached the challenges of the past 12 weeks. The conversation will explore how Boston College has pivoted to this new environment, and how it is planning its fundraising initiatives for the coming year.

 

Very Small Shop Fundraising in a Pandemic

Albert Novak Jr.

Albert Novak Jr.

Participants: Albert J. Novak, GG+A Consulting Vice President, and Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Excela Health.

Description: When you look in the mirror in the morning, do you see 50% of the professional staff and 33% of the team in a small community hospital shop?  How do you balance the need for gifts of PPE, the need for cash to pay for PPE, managing donations of food for clinicians with keeping a major gift program flowing?  How do you steward your donors?  How do you do this while two-thirds of your staff work from home?

Conducting Mini Campaign Planning Virtually: The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Andrew Allred, GG+A Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, and Kristen Rozansky, Vice Dean, Office for External Relations, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health discuss a recent campaign planning study that was forced to go completely virtual. The discussion will include the pros, cons, lesson learned and implications for how they feel this might change the future of campaign planning studies.

 

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