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Who Should Attend?

We encourage you to bring a team of administrators, board members, and volunteers for optimal benefit to your institution.  

This workshop will be helpful to:

  • Presidents, Heads, and CEOs
  • Board Chairs and Trustees
  • Board Advancement/ Development Committee Members
  • Foundation Board Members
  • Campaign Volunteer Leaders
  • Chief Advancement Officers
  • Development Directors
  • Annual Giving staff
  • Major Gift and Planned Giving staff
  • Alumni/Constituent Relations staff
  • Prospect Researchers
  • Campaign staff
  • Communications and Public Relations staff


Jennifer Spuehler 
Gonser Gerber LLP 
(630) 505-1433 


Thursday March 8, 2012 at 7:30 AM CST
Friday March 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM CST

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The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center 
70 Yorktown Shopping Center
Lombard, IL 60148

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Campaigns 2.0 -

Success Strategies for a New Economy 

Our work has changed. 

Since the economic downturn of 2008, institutions and organizations are reporting a decrease in the numbers and amounts of major gifts.  Previously, these gifts were the primary drivers of campaign success for non-profits of all types.  As the world continues to find its way in this “new economy,” we must develop innovative campaign strategies which focus on engaging prospects and donors deeper in the database.  Additionally, new technologies abound which promise to enrich the communication platform used in today’s campaigns.

Program Format.  This two day, content-rich workshop will provide participants with interactive presentations from nationally-recognized education, healthcare, and non-profit executives and advancement leaders, as well as from GGTS consultants.

In addition, our program incorporates participant roundtable discussions designed to enhance peer-to-peer learning.

Schedule and Location.   The workshop is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 8 and end at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, March 9.  A complimentary continental breakfast is provided each morning of the workshop.  The lunch period on Thursday will be left open so that you may arrange to meet prospective donors or other friends of your institution while in the Chicago area.

Our workshop is located at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, Illinois.  Designed as the premier hotel and conference facility in Chicago’s western suburbs, the Westin is just 12 miles southwest of O’Hare International Airport in the heart of the Lombard/Oak Brook business and shopping corridor.  Located amidst popular restaurants and department and specialty stores, the Westin provides opportunities for evening entertainment and venues for meeting with supporters of your institution. Make your reservations today.

The cost for the Campaigns 2.0 Worshop is $795 for the first registrant from your organization, $700 for each subsequent registrant.