Empower Yourself to Improve Gift Officer Relationships

Track: Strategic Management

Session Number: 2032
Date: Thu, Aug 1st, 2019
Time: 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: Grand Sonoran C-D

Description:

As prospect development professionals, you know your organizations’ prospect and donor pools better than anyone else on staff. You strive to become experts and to work with gift officers in strategic ways to drive your organization’s success. However, those gift officer relationships are not always easy to build and maintain. In fact, they can often just be plain difficult. How does your team prepare researchers for this reality? How can you begin to transcend the role of “support staff” and instead position yourselves as real partners to the gift officers? And how do you start to empower yourselves and your colleagues to claim that seat at the table? In this session, attendees will learn how researchers can position themselves for success in navigating challenging fundraiser relationships, and capitalize on the positive ones. Attendees will walk away with practical, actionable solutions and will be encouraged to share their own experiences.
Session Type: Breakout Session (90min)

Primary Competency: RM:Competency 13: Building Internal Relationships
Secondary Competency: RM:Competency 15: General Fundraising
Tertiary Competency: RM:Competency 16: Change and Project Management
Intended Audience Level: Level I, Level II
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Learning Objective #1: Attendees will learn techniques to help them better navigate challenging fundraiser relationships.
Learning Objective #2: Attendees will learn how to better empower themselves and their colleagues to become true partners with fundraisers and staff across their organizations.
Shop Size: All Shop Sizes
Session Type: Breakout Session (90min)

Primary Competency: RM:Competency 13: Building Internal Relationships
Secondary Competency: RM:Competency 15: General Fundraising
Tertiary Competency: RM:Competency 16: Change and Project Management
Intended Audience Level: Level I, Level II
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Learning Objective #1: Attendees will learn techniques to help them better navigate challenging fundraiser relationships.
Learning Objective #2: Attendees will learn how to better empower themselves and their colleagues to become true partners with fundraisers and staff across their organizations.
Shop Size: All Shop Sizes