The Seven Secrets of Successful Capital Campaigns

by Brad Layland November 9, 2018

Your school is growing and you are ready to acquire permanent space, expand your campus or fund a key initiative. Is it time for a capital campaign? Join us to learn the seven “must haves” for your campaign to succeed. Time will be available to discuss attendees’ specific questions.

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Administration Classical Schools Development Fundraising Growth

The Feasibility Study: It’s About More than Just the Money

by Jason Lewis June 16, 2016

The purpose of a campaign feasibility study is generally intended to provide an answer to the questions of whether or not an organization is ready to proceed with a capital campaign and the extent to which a campaign can be successful. More often than not, the organization’s leaders expect an affirmative response and a specific […]

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Capital Campaign Fundraising Strategic Planning

What Every Head of School Needs to Know to Succeed at Fundraising

by Ame Eldredge June 16, 2016

What are the critical fundraising activities that a head of school must perform? What should be delegated to other staff and volunteers? This seminar will provide an overview of an end-to-end framework for relational fundraising, and then explore the unique and key role that a head of school plays in the fundraising effort.

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Fundraising School Heads

The Essential Head of School Toolbox

by Keith Nix June 28, 2015

A seminar for heads, and potential heads, that will explore best practices and tools of the trade that will help you shine as you wear your various “hats” as the head of school. There will be plenty of Q & A so don’t hesitate to bring your questions.

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Administration Business Community Discipline Fundraising Growth Leadership Marketing Mission Policy

Increasing the Effectiveness of Your School’s Small Development Shop

by Jason Lewis June 28, 2015

Schools with fewer than 500 students often have a difficult time identifying and cultivating donors who can make transformative gifts. Conventional approaches to high capacity fundraising often assume large development budgets and layers of fundraising activities that smaller schools simply can’t sustain. In this workshop, participants will discover how community alignment, hiring decisions, shared leadership […]

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Administration Business Community Fundraising Leadership Strategies

10 in 10: Top ten lessons learned as a ten year old school

by Jean Kim June 28, 2015

Is your school less than 10 years old? Are you thinking of starting a school? Are you involved in setting your slightly older school on a new trajectory for the future? If so, administrators and board members will want to hear the top ten lessons learned in the trenches over the first decade from Jean […]

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Administration Business Fundraising Growth Leadership Strategies

Fundamental Framework of Fundraising

by Steve Godfrey June 28, 2015

Are you consistently meeting your annual fund goal, or do you find yourself falling short or just getting by? In this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of fundraising: articulating the case for giving, developing leadership, clarifying and growing a prospect list, developing strategies, and building a plan.

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Administration Business Fundraising Growth Leadership Marketing Strategies

Considering a Capital Campaign?

by Steve Godfrey June 28, 2015

Are you looking to grow or strengthen the impact of your mission with a capital campaign? This session serves as an introduction to the essentials of planning and implementing a feasiility study and capital campaign. Participants will learn the foundational principles of a capital campaign and the fundamental marks of a successful campaign.

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Administration Business Fundraising Growth Leadership Marketing Strategies

The Annual Fund Trivium

by Steve Godfrey June 26, 2014

Do you feel like you are on a fundraising treadmill, always behind and searching for the next silver bullet? Come learn about the “fundraising trivium” and learn about how you can move from a reactive to proactive fundraising model.

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Business Fundraising

Demystifying Effective Fund-Raising

by Jason Lewis June 10, 2013

Private schools are notorious for being especially dependent upon the least effective and most inefficient fundraising techniques on the planet. Championed by headmasters, directors, board members, consultants and software companies, the sacred cows of professional fundraising won’t be losing their tenured spots in your development plan anytime soon. That is unless after attending this workshop […]

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Development Fundraising Strategies

Demystifying Effective Fundraising

by Jason Lewis June 30, 2012

Far too many organizations remain content with the most ineffective fundraising strategies characterized by mediocre events, low response rates, and high staff turnover. In this workshop, Jason will demonstrate that there are no secrets when it comes to raising extraordinary gifts, hiring a rock-star fundraiser and evaluating fundraising performance. With the help of three unorthodox […]

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Classical Schools Fundraising