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Staff & Volunteer Development

Leadership is the key to reaching your destination. You’re in the people business—serving them and needing them to carry on your work. Your future depends upon you developing leaders – staff and volunteers – to fulfill your mission.

GSB has a longevity of service to clients (some being in continuous relationship over 30 years) because we teach them how to become better at fundraising. At every step of the way GSB intentionally teaches you how to do it yourself so you become more self-sufficient and thus strive for higher goals. GSB shows you what works and helps you develop skills, experience and confidence.

Donor Research: GSB guides your staff into the world of gathering information about people who have the potential and are likely to become donors. Using techniques and resources readily available, you will do your own research and keep at it regularly.

Succession Planning: What happens when your top executive leaves, retires, or takes another position? Do you know what you’ll do to make the transition a smooth and positive experience? GSB will set up with you a succession process so you are ready when the inevitable change at the top happens.

Executive Search and Coaching: How do you find the right person to be your next executive leader? GSB’s search process is thorough, simple, time sensitive and gets results. Team up with GSB to prepare a job description, promote the position, review applications, conduct phone interviews,  preside at final in-person interviews, and guide you in your selection. GSB Guides are also able to journey along with your executive leaders – new or established – coaching them to become better in their work.

Board Development: Customized one or two day workshops designed to guide your board toward more effective governance practices. Topics can include how to organize your board and volunteers, roles and responsibilities of staff and board members, how to run a meeting, board’s role in financial development, setting direction for the organization, addressing current challenges, and others. Workshops result in your board actually changing how it performs.