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Recent Articles

Donor Naming Opportunities and Policy: Questions to Answer

Naming opportunities recently came up as a topic of conversation on our Development Director e-List. After all, publicly acknowledging a major donor with a plaque or a sign on campus is a fantastic way to say thank you for his/her support. That said, your school—spearheaded by the Development Office—should plan how it will approach donors interested in signing their names on your school, in a manner of speaking.

Three Podcasts for Development Directors

What’s playing over your headphones lately? Music, or a favorite morning talk show? You could use your spare time as a way to find out what’s going on with your peers and learn new techniques through podcasts! Podcasts are like pre-recorded radio shows you can download to your phone, music player, or computer. This month, we’ve found three we think Development Directors will appreciate.

Ask ISM's Health Care Reform Specialist

Q: We have employees who are not paid over summer break and who are not actively working with us during that time. If they work on average less than 30 hours per week because of the break, do we have to offer them health insurance?

Three Podcasts for Business Officers

What’s playing over your headphones lately? Music, or a favorite morning talk show? You could use your spare time as a way to find out what’s going on with your peers and learn new techniques through podcasts! Podcasts are like pre-recorded radio shows you can download to your phone, music player, or computer. This month, we’ve found three we think Business Officers will appreciate.

Moderation Is Everything: The Health Effects of Juice

Soda was once the Big Bad Wolf of student health reform measures. After all, an estimated 41% of a student’s sugar intake once came solely from liquids, according to the Center for Disease Control—and soda comprised a large portion of those liquids. The sugary, carbonated beverages have now largely disappeared from school vending machines and lunch offerings, but that doesn’t mean sugary drinks are gone completely.

Some private-independent schools and public institutions are slowly phasing out juice—even 100% fruit juice with no added sugar—though research is conflicted on whether these sweet substitutes are as unhealthy as soda.

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