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A first-time donor has promised a significant kickoff gift for your upcoming major gifts campaign—but hasn't made any promises in writing. Do you announce the gift?Read More
It can be tempting to claim that your school offers the best of everything. But in reality, that simply cannot be true—you can’t be all things to all people. Instead, we recommend that your school define its marketplace stance.Read More
Parents, understandably, expect a high return on investment for their tuition dollars. So they want to ensure their children receive the full benefit of their expenditure—and this passion can sometimes cause friction between school leaders and their parent body.Read More
Technology has become a core element of how schools run, with electronic systems managing grading, inquiries and applicants, financial aid, and even student and employee records. With an electronic component in almost every aspect of school operations, do you feel confident that your school’s security infrastructure is on par?Read More
When a family applies for financial aid and one or both parents own a business, it adds another level of complexity to your financial aid decision. It can be extremely difficult to analyze what amount of income a business owner’s family can put toward school tuition.Read More
When it comes to school finances, two voices are primarily in charge—the School Head and the Business Manager. These two roles must be on the same page and work together efficiently to protect the school’s viability. Use the following tips to strengthen your relationship so you’re able to protect the long-term interests of the school together.Read More
Defining priorities and keeping a to-do list can help you recognize where to focus your efforts. Here are the four top priorities for the School Head.Read More
Schools must prepare to communicate before, during, and after all crisis situations—what is happening, why, and what students and parents must do when an event occurs. Each situation is unique and requires a defined, clear communications process in your school’s comprehensive crisis plan.Read More
Many schools want to build an international student program—one that welcomes mission-appropriate international students to campus and provides a quality education while also supporting the school's admission and enrollment goals. So where do you start? Many schools turn to agencies.Read More
The School Head should always attend Board meetings. But what about other key school administrators?Read More