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The Importance of Creating a “Portrait of the Graduate” Statement for Your School

Vol. 15 No. 8

Many private-independent schools take the mission statement one step further and set themselves apart by creating a “Portrait of the Graduate”: a series of five descriptors that define a school’s mission in terms of student outcomes.

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2017 Summer Reading Recommendations for Admission and Development Directors

Vol. 15 No. 8

Summer is finally here and it’s the perfect time to catch up on tasks that might have fallen to the wayside during the school year. It’s also a great opportunity to expand your mind with reads that may inspire you to think differently about how you work within your private-independent school.

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How to Create Unskippable Videos

Vol. 15 No. 7

Video is a strong medium to incorporate into your school’s advertising mix. After all, what better way to communicate your school’s story than by showing a day in the life of your students? Therefore, the question isn’t if you should focus on video marketing. You absolutely should! Instead, ask yourself: How do we create videos that capture and hold viewers’ attention, generating buzz and interest in our school?

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An Audit Checklist Keeps Your Parent Association on Track!

Vol. 15 No. 7

When the Parent Association is clear about the role it plays, this organization constitutes one of your school’s strongest assets. Its mission is to support the school’s strategic and operational goals. An annual audit of the association’s functions and responsibilities keeps it on track and avoids potential problems.

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Planning a Grandparents Day to Bond With These Key Supporters

Vol. 15 No. 6

Many schools show their appreciation through an annual Grandparents Day—often expanded to Grandparents and Special Friends Day so all students can invite someone who is important in their lives.

This can be one of the most important —and enjoyable—days of the year. In some instances, school leaders report, it’s so special that grandparents travel hundreds of miles to attend. Perhaps you’re considering adding this event to your school’s calendar, or updating your current Grandparents Day.

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Three Fundraising Apps Worth Checking Out

Vol. 15 No. 6

Today’s world moves fast. How we reach donors, capture their attention, pique their interests enough so they support our causes, and make our cause accessible to them is constantly changing. Technology has reshaped the way we access and manage a good portion of our daily lives, and certainly that includes the way we manage fundraising. These apps could be the answer your looking for in your campaigns.

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