Ask the Expert

Ask questions, get answers.

Join AGB experts online for an “ask-me-anything” session regarding COVID-19 impacts, decision-making, and risks.  Select a time and relevant topic of your choosing.  You’ll be connected to our Zoom page for details on registration and the facilitator of the open discussion. 

To ensure optimal engagement and interaction, sessions are capped at 20 participants and will not be recorded to support open dialogue and Q&A.

Unlike AGB webinars, Ask the Expert sessions are discussion-driven and participation is encouraged.  Sessions are facilitated by AGB consultants and average 45-60 minutes in duration. All times below are Eastern Time (ET):

Join one or more Ask the Expert sessions.

Strategic Innovation and Academic Program Review (January 19 at 2pm ET)

Join AGB senior consultant David Rowe for a special “ask-me-anything” discussion on the essentials of strategic innovation for long-term financial sustainability. This topic will also include how a business model assessment may benefit your institution.

Tuesday, January 19 from 2-3pm ET

The Built to Last Foundation: Strategic Planning & Alignment (Thursday February 11 at 1pm ET)

Although a thoughtful strategy is essential to the financial, operational, and long-term health of a foundation, the traditional strategic planning process can pose special challenges. This session with AGB Senior Consultants Sally Mason and Len Raley will address various approaches to planning, clarification of mission, identifying appropriate goals and objectives and – most importantly – assuring strategic alignment. Bring your ideas and your own strategic thinking experiences/challenges to discuss with institutional and foundation experts.

Thursday, February 11 from 1-2pm ET

The Importance of Endowment in Crises (February 16 at 2pm ET)

Join AGB Senior Consultant John Griswold for an open discussion focused on spending, special appropriations, asset allocation and risk management during the pandemic, as well as endowments’ role in helping financially stressed colleges survive and how good governance and foundation support play a critical role.

Tuesday, February 16 from 2-3pm ET

Agile Communications for Effective Communication Flows (February 18 at 1pm ET)

In today’s dynamic environment deciding what to share with each constituent group—internal, external, partners—when to share, and how to deliver the information poses particular challenges.  Join AGB Senior Consultant Julie Staggs with your communication challenges for an open discussion of key considerations and approaches to more timely and effective communication across your campus community and beyond.

Tuesday, February 18 from 1-2pm ET

Strategic Innovation and Academic Program (February 25 at 11am-12pm ET)

AGB Senior Consultant David Rowe hosts an open discussion as institutions confront serious challenges to their business model and financial sustainability. Learn how to create a culture of innovation that continuously improves the student value proposition and your bottom line. Who should attend: Trustees, Presidents and Senior Administrators, especially Chief Advancement Officers.

Thursday, February 25 from 11am-12pm ET