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Estate Giving Help?

GSB has partnered with Gentreo to make it easy for your organization’s members to remember your organization as part of their legacy plans and also so that you can support your members by providing them with an easy and affordable estate planning solution. Gentreo gives your members the tools to protect their choices, assets and loved ones throughout the changing circumstances of life. Gentreo offers state specific legally binding documents including a Will-based or Trust-based estate plan; Health Care Proxy; Power of Attorney; Pet Power of Attorney; and more for only $85.00.

We chose to partner with Gentreo because their services make it simple to include favorite charities as part of an estate plan.

Why use Gentreo?

  • Gentreo offers planned and major giving tools that non-profit organizations can offer to their members
  • It’s free for your organization, only $9.99 a month ($99 a year) for members
  • Increase your planned giving while helping your members protect their families
  • Personalized messages, documents and co-branding available free of charge
  • Help your members throughout the estate planning process with free educational materials, webinars, events, and more.

Get Started! Contact:

Jim Schade, Consultant
418 Wren Cir
Brookings, SD 57006

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 & Team Search

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.

Team Building & Development

People with different styles of leadership can learn to work together joyfully and effectively. GSB will teach you how to build a sense of team and improve communication among your people.

Organizational Assessments

GSB will guide you to become as healthy an organization as you can be. Maximize the working relationships between staff, board and volunteers. Keep your organization on track to accomplish your mission and energize those who participate with you in your work.

Financial & Facility Audits

Diagnostic Assessment Planning: A one-time process to uncover organizational needs, and then select from the range of options available in organizational development which will meet those needs.

Vision Planning: Moving into the future “thinking outside of the box” as we dream new ways to achieve your mission.

Master Site & Facility Audits: An assessment of current facilities and existing site plans in light of program needs and future plans. Recommendations are given to affirm, adjust or redesign facilities, siting of buildings, and land use.

Master Site Planning: Preparation of a comprehensive plan to utilize the land, current buildings and future expansion.

Financial Development Audits & Planning: An analysis of your development program’s capabilities and performance resulting in a detailed plan of action to advance your development efforts for the next three to five years. This is the first step in creating a new development program or in bringing new life to an existing program.

Strategic & Operational Planning

Strategic Planning: 3-5 years stretch goals. Who are we? What do we do? What do we value? Where do we want to go and be in 5 years?

Operational Planning: 2 years or less. More maintenance in nature as we address a few major problems or issues in the next 12 months.

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.


Find new participants in your programs. Develop detailed work plans to accomplish the goals you set for increased engagement with people. GSB will lead you to new markets and show you how to dig deeper into those you already have.

Graphic Design. Logo creation or updates. Design of printed material for all your fundraising and public relations efforts can be accomplished through GSB’s graphics people.

Website, Social Media, DVD. GSB has accomplished and creative people to guide you in this dynamic venue of communication.

Consultation. GSBwill walk with you, day by day, as you carry out the Marketing Strategy and become more effective in promoting your organization. Learn from the GSB experienced Guides and grow your markets.