Chad Gobel

Founder & CEO, Gobel Group

Chad is a twenty-year veteran of institutional advancement programs and has played leading roles in billion-dollar medical center campaigns at the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 2011, Chad founded Gobel Group with one employee and one client. Today, Gobel Group has grown to 30 employees and actively works with more than 200 clients around the world. Gobel Group has become the leading philanthropy consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare—recognized experts in building a grateful patient and family philanthropy program with engaged clinicians. In 2019, Chad launched Futurus Group, a technology company headquartered in CA, to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to help healthcare organizations increase philanthropic support. Futurus’ first product, G2G, short for “Gratitude to Give,” has proven to be more than four times as effective as traditional predictive models on giving. Gobel Group and Futurus Group are part of Gobel Enterprises.

Chad received his MBA from the Ohio State University and his undergraduate degree from Towson University. He has served in leadership roles as Associate Chairman of Development at the Cleveland Clinic, Chief Development Officer at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Assistant Dean for External Affairs at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and Executive Director of Development at the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs. He’s a frequent speaker at national conferences, served on the faculty of the AHP Madison Institute for ten years, and has published the widely-circulated book, “How to Become a Top Producer in Healthcare Philanthropy.” With his family, Chad is an active advocate and donor for children and animal causes in his community. He serves as the Chair of the Development Committee, a member of the Executive Committee, and a Board Member for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, and is an active donor and volunteer for the YMCA.

About Gobel Group

Gobel Group is the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy. They are recognized 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 30 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 eight years, Gobel Group has worked with over 315 hospitals across the nation and around the world.