Premier Donor Strategies can provide expert direction for organizations looking to create or enhance a major donor development program. As the portfolio of major donors increases, so too does the importance of implementing a well-conceived plan to maintain and grow those relationships. Premier’s team can implement pre-event and post-event strategies such as: file analysis to identify major donor prospects, wealth analytics, multi-channel communications, “transformational vs. transactional” engagement and providing an assessment of your overall donor development program along with best practices. Premier Donor Strategies offers a turnkey approach to planning and executing major donor events by analyzing organizational landscapes and then providing the blueprint for how to build a powerful, sustainable event. The comprehensive scope of service include site selection and negotiation, securing speakers and performers, event production and atmosphere, guest hospitality, and the thousands of details necessary to make events first-class and successful. The Premier team leads the way and manages the entire event so organizations can focus on everyday responsibilities, while leveraging Premier’s expertise to present game-changing moments.
Gary Heise is a 30-year sports marketing, communications and events veteran who has worked extensively in both collegiate and professional sports, bringing a complete strategy-to-execution model for sports properties.
His extensive background has touched nearly every segment of sports – pro teams and leagues, intercollegiate universities and governing bodies, coaches and player associations, media and television networks, corporate sponsors, facilities, athletes and coaches.
As founding partner of Premier Sports Management, for the past 20 years he has crafted business relationships with some of the most prestigious sports organizations, corporate sponsors and broadcast networks, including the NFL, NCAA, BCS, MLS, NABC, CBS, Turner, Lowe’s, Bayer and Sprint.
His vision for creating properties has resulted in the development of the Senior CLASS Award, which has grown into a prestigious award in intercollegiate athletics and is strategically integrated into the official NCAA Corporate Partner program.