Managing any team is no easy task. You’ve got to juggle a million moving parts with one hand and a variety of different personalities with the other.
And if you’re managing a team of gift officers? It adds a whole lot of other elements. Not only do you have to keep track of everyone’s travel schedule and who is where at any given moment, but you might feel compelled to have a strong grasp on what’s going on in each and every portfolio on your team. That’s a whole lot to handle.
Do it well and it can be incredibly rewarding, not only for yourself but for your team and the organization at large.
What’s the secret to it all? We decided to talk to one of the best managers in the biz to find out. Susan Armacost is the Executive Director of University Development at the University of Memphis and she leads a team that constantly outperforms their goals. As if that’s not enough (and, really, it’s plenty), we’re always blown away by her overall composure and the consistency of her strategy for managing the team.
We couldn’t think of anyone better to pull back the curtain on managing development officers and offer some insight into how she handles things on a day-to-day basis.
Join our webinar on June 11th at 2PM ET as we sit down with Susan to discuss:
- Setting precise goals for your team and the impact that has
- Growing your team’s skills
- Keeping your top talent interested, engaged and on your team
- Decoding the hiring process
- Navigating the differences between management and frontline fundraising (spoiler: it’s tricky)
- Much, much more
Register now we promise you’ll leave the webinar as a better manager.