NEW White Paper: Educating Nurses on their Role in Philanthropy

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Philadelphia, PA – Read our new white paper to learn how Peconic Bay Medical Center, Northwell Health – a 200-bed hospital located in Riverhead, New York – implemented intensive training to engage nursing teams as philanthropy champions. Learn the story of how educating caregivers about philanthropy, and providing the right tools from the development team has enhanced fellowship and increased philanthropy results.

Peconic Bay leveraged Gobel Group’s Nurses’ Role in Philanthropy training program to achieve its success. Over the last three years, this program has been presented at over 30 healthcare institutions to more than 1,000 staff nurses, nurse managers, and chief nursing officers.

More About the Program

Nurses’ Role in Philanthropy is a one-hour training program that educates nurses on how to become active partners with the philanthropy office and why clinician engagement is fundamental in the healing process for grateful patients and families. In addition to in-person training, Gobel also offers an online learning module to educate and engage nurses institution-wide. The training has been approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, as a continuing nursing education activity. Participants receive 1 contact hour of continuing education (CE) credit.

This program was developed by Principal Consultant Helen Poole, RN, BSN, MPH, a nurse and former Executive Director of Grateful Patient Programs at Duke Medicine. Helen’s clinical experience and peer-to-peer approach allows for a unique perspective on grateful patient philanthropy. To learn more about the program you can reach out to us at 585-598-1171 or

About Gobel Group

Gobel Group is the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy, and the experts in helping clients build meaningful partnerships with physicians and nurses to create a robust grateful patient program. Gobel’s system can create clinician champions who identify the best prospects, introduce those prospects to you, and become involved in the philanthropic process. The result is more philanthropic revenue for your institution. Gobel has recently expanded its scope of services and now supports clients with strategic planning, campaign planning and management, data analytics, and board and volunteer leadership training, among other areas.

Gobel’s team of 25 individuals includes seasoned healthcare development professionals and clinicians from the top medical centers in the nation, including Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Duke Medicine, and other leading philanthropy programs. Gobel’s consultants have led programs that have raised hundreds of millions annually and directed billion-dollar campaigns. In less than seven years, Gobel Group has worked with over 300 hospitals across the nation and around the world.

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