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How to Hire for Advancement

Nothing is more critical to your Advancement and Development operations than hiring the right staff for your open positions. You need to find new members for your team who are qualified, goal oriented, dedicated to your mission, and interested in growing with your organization. But you also need to find candidates who have very specific skills, like the ability to relate to donors, keep confidential information private, work within your team, and be tech savvy but personal. It’s a specialized industry that suffers from high turnover and the inability to fill open vacancies.

Join the Gonser Gerber Institute for this webinar on hiring for your advancement team. We will review the issues we face as an industry and then present you with the solutions you need to hire staff that will grow with your institution. A few of the issues we will share in this program about searching and hiring the best candidates for development positions include:

  • Preparing your job description
  • The correct interview questions to ask your candidates
  • The hiring and negotiating process
  • On boarding your new staff members
  • Motivating and retaining your staff

On Demand Details: After your registration, you will receive a copy of the power point presentation as well as a copy of the recording. (Please allow at least 48 business hours to receive your materials after payment is received.) You will be able to share these materials with your entire team, including volunteers, and review the recording as many times as you need.

Your Faculty:

Robert Driver is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health System Advancement - The University of Missouri - Columbia. Prior to his appointment at Mizzou, he was the executive director of Gonser Gerber Search. Robert has 25 years of experience in non-profit and advancement leadership and had served as an advancement consultant at Gonser Gerber for numerous organizations. During his tenure at Gonser Gerber, he has successfully completed 25 executive searches for Universities, Colleges, Health Care organizations, Social Service non-profits, and faith-based organizations.  Prior to joining Gonser Gerber as a consultant and search professional, he served as Vice President for Development at Carle Foundation Hospital where he led a successful campaign, raised multiple seven and eight figure major and planned gifts, quadrupled the donor base, increased physician giving threefold, and doubled the number of volunteers. He also previously served the Washington Hospital Center Foundation (DC), the Virginia Opera, and the University of Missouri in development positions.