Mid-America Planned Giving Council

Helping You Make a Difference


Steve Goodner

Steve Goodner, CAP®, Goodner Strategic Consulting, LLC

9:10 Breakout – Topic: Building a Winning Team

Summary of presentation: When interfacing with donors/clients, Forming the IdeaL Team © (FIT ©) is critical to success. Creating a team with the right dynamics and complementary strengths is a science and an art form. Learn what to look for in team members based on proven tools and practices, to achieve the desired outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Best practices in team building
  • Know who is and is not right for the team
  • Learn how to make the most out of a difficult team situation

11:10 Breakout – Topic: Leveraging Emotional Intelligence with Donors/Clients

Summary of presentation: To truly connect with Donors/Clients, understanding the emotions driving decision making is critical. Emotional Intelligence is proving to be the key to professional success in the future (Harvard Business Review). Learn what EI is and how it can be used to enhance relationships and create win/win outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of EI
  • Learn how EI enhances connection and relationships
  • Learn how to assess EI and how to develop it

About Steve:  Steve has taken his experience in business, nonprofits and fundraising and created a consulting firm (Goodner Strategic Consulting) dedicated to helping people and organizations become the best version of themselves. Leveraging the tools of psychology and years in organizational development, Steve works with organizations of all sizes to reach their preferred future.

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