|Client at a Glance|
|Who: Mennonite Manor
What: Continuing Care Retirement Community
Where: South Hutchinson, KS
| Upcoming Events |
|See us next at:
Mennonite Health Assembly Mar. 4-7, 2010Norfolk, VA
|Our Team |
Richard L. Gerig, MEd, Principal
Rebecca S. Drumm, CFRE, Principal
Sherilyn R. Ortman, BA, Associate
J. Daniel Hess, PhD, Associate
Michael D. Wiese, PhD, Associate
|New web address for AAI|
Effective March 15 AAI will begin using a new website address: www.advancementassociates.net. Company email addresses will also conform to this address (ex. firstname.lastname@example.org). While all friends of the company are encouraged to make note of this switch, any mail to our current addresses (advanassociates.com) will continue to forward throughout 2010. Additional reminders will be sent as this switch is made complete.
|AAI to present at Mennonite Healthy Assembly
Advancement Associates personnel will present two
workshops at the Mennonite Health Assembly, "Navigating in a Sea of Change,"
March 4-7 in Norfolk, VA.
Gerig's workshop is entitled "Keys to Campaign Success," and deals with
determining campaign readiness and maximizing the relationships built during a
campaign to bolster support for one's organization once the campaign is over.
Different Approach to Market Research," Principal Becky Drumm and Associate
Mike Wiese will team up with Lowell Peachey, president and CEO of Mennonite
Manor (South Hutchinson, KS) to share about that organization's
qualitative linguistic market research study.
|In Theory & In Practice|
Friends School continues to use principles, reap rewards
A few years
have passed since Rich Gerig last visited Wichita (KS) Friends School (WFS),
having concluded a contract that included formal research, creating an
enrollment plan, reviewing commu-nications materials and more.
WFS Principal Shelli Kadel describes
the situation in which the school found itself at the time: "Despite a very
strong program and teachers that were doing a great job, we were seeing
enrollment decline. Our school was located in a kind of rural area west of Wichita; even people
across the street didn't know we were here and certainly didn't understand what we did." Read more.
Ask the consultant
Q: What professional development opportunities do you suggest
for fundraising officers?
A: The Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University offers a variety of valuable
courses. These 1-5 day courses are offered in select cities nationwide and, in
some cases, online. Sample courses offered in 2010 include
- Developing Annual
- Planned Giving
- Fundraising for Small
- Faith and Fundraising
listing is available online.
Fundraisers should also consider
participating in a local chapter of the Association
of Fund Raising Professionals or the Partnership
for Philanthropic Planning. These monthly meetings offer speakers, updates
on laws that affect the fundraising profession, networking with other
fundraising professionals and potential mentoring opportunities.
suggestion is coaching/mentoring with a professional consultant to identify
strengths and weaknesses of your program.
you have a question to "ask the consultant?" Email us!