In ABHE’s continued pursuit to expand the revenue capacity of member institutions, they have launched a new initiative that offers high caliber advancement training via a small group cohort model.
The Association for Biblical Higher Eduacation has partnered with Artios and OneAccord, one of North America’s strongest advancement consulting & training teams to help design and lead this new initiative. As highly respected and veteran advancement leaders, they represent a priceless resource to help member schools maximize their ROI and build a strong, sustainable advancement program.
Best of all, this program is specifically designed for the challenges unique to Biblical higher education. Up to 24 participants, advancement officers, presidents, board members, and/or senior staff, from ABHE member institutions will meet six times over the next year, for 2 ½ days each time (Wed – Fri), at a site most centrally located for participating institutions.
The meetings would be focused on four strategic areas of institutional advancement and tailored specifically for the unique advancement opportunities and needs of ABHE schools:
- Planning a comprehensive advancement strategy with a special focus on the Annual Fund
- Implementing the practices of effective advancement that directly influence sustainability
- Charting a course for personal & professional growth for the CAO, CEO, and senior staff
- Enriching participants through peer networking and team building skills with like-minded peers
The curriculum of this cohort consultation/training venue includes all areas of instruction required for the former CSP program. With this program in transition, ABHE will offer its own advancement professional certification and all cohort participates will complete certification requirements in one year.
This initiative is not just about meeting to “talk about” advancement – it’s about RESULTS.
- Increase giving to your Annual Fund & your ROI, based on biblical principles of stewardship
- Enhance your intentional efforts at donor acquisition and relationship development.
- Develop an effective, comprehensive strategy and calendar for all of your advancement efforts.
1st Cohort meeting schedule
November 30-December 2, ’11 June 6-8, ‘12
February 1-3, ’12 August 1-3, ‘12
April 4-6, ’12 October 3-5, ‘12
David S. Medders