Best Practices in Major Gift Officer Professional Development By Bowen...
Bowen Marshall, Ph.D., serves our clients as GG+A’s Executive Director for Teaching and Coaching. He has extensive experience in one-on-one coaching, teaching and facilitation, curriculum development, strategic planning and consultation, program direction and management, and outreach and engagement in higher education.
Bowen works closely with our consultants to ensure that educational materials are up to date with the most recent research in fundraising and development, and backed by best practices in adult education.
Bowen has been actively involved on projects focused on the process of new fundraiser learning and development, predictive tools for hiring that accurately assess future fundraising performance, organizational responsiveness to donor needs, best practices in major gifts relationship, and equity and inclusion issues in the field of advancement.
Bowen serves as a member of GG+A’s talent team helping to ensure that every staff member has the professional tools and skills to be successful in their roles and that new staff members have individual learning, development, and performance plans.
Prior to his role at GG+A, Bowen worked at The Ohio State (OSU) for eight years. Most recently, he served in the Senior Vice President’s Office as the associate director for strategic partnerships for the Office of Student Life and as the University’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ (DACA) liaison. In this role, he oversaw division wide-strategic programming for the division’s 6,600 professional, graduate, and student staff, served as an internal consultant to the division’s 40+ department and functional areas concerning HR and equity and access issues, and was the point person for all student issues around DACA across the University.
Bowen earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University where his research focused on the co-development and relationship of personal and professional identities in diversity professionals. He holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from OSU and a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Kansas. Bowen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio.
During his tenure with GG+A, Bowen Marshall has served to the following client institutions:
Carnegie Mellon University
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
IESE Business School
League of Chicago Theaters
Macquarie University Health
McGill University Health Centre Foundation
New England Conservatory of Music
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
University of Alberta
University of the Arctic
University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth)
University of Toledo
University of Toronto