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The Seven Secrets of Successful Capital Campaigns

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.

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

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 […]

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

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.

The Essential Head of School Toolbox

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.

Increasing the Effectiveness of Your School’s Small Development Shop

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 […]

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

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 […]

Fundamental Framework of Fundraising

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.

Considering a Capital Campaign?

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.

The Annual Fund Trivium

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.

Demystifying Effective Fund-Raising

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 […]