• Research, Theory, and Analysis

    For years now, this phrase has been the tagline for Ideas & Perspectives, our flagship publication. The phrase not only reflects the content of our advisory letter, but it resides at the core of Independent School Management’s raison d'être—supporting private-independent school leaders.

Women Give 2012

Women Give 2012: New Research About Women and Giving

Released August 2012. This report focuses on the effect of age and gender on charitable giving, with a spotlight on giving by Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) and older Americans. The new report is the third in a series of research reports by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University that offers deeper insights as to how gender differences affect philanthropy. The Women Give studies complement a growing body of research that affirms women’s growing importance as donors in the nonprofit sector. They also benefit decision-makers and fund raisers seeking to expand their donor base and attract more volunteers by providing key insights to inform their strategic efforts to more deeply engage women.

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Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works

In order to address youth unemployment, two fundamentals need to be in place: skill development and job creation. This report, prepared through research by the McKinsey Center for Government, focuses on skill development, with special attention to the mechanisms that connect education to employment. The authors deeply thank the more than 8,000 education providers, youth, and employers whom they surveyed across nine countries during this research.

2012 ISM Re Enrollment Results

2012 ISM Re-Enrollment Survey: Analysis of Results

Released December 2012. In this report, we describe the results of the 2012 Re-Enrollment Survey, an instrument administered by Hanover Research on behalf of ISM. The survey, which was taken by independent schools throughout the U.S., serves as a follow-up to the National Private School Parent Survey, and is aimed at determining whether the intentions captured in the parent survey matched the “reality for schools.” In this brief, we provide an overview of the survey results and describe (1) the characteristics for survey participants; (2) descriptive statistics of schools’ enrollment, financial aid offerings, and tuition costs for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years; and (3) an analysis of the relationship between re-enrollment rates, financial aid offerings, and tuition increases.

2012 ISM Re Enrollment Results

2012 ISM Re-Enrollment Survey: Analysis of Results

Released December 2012. In this report, we describe the results of the 2012 Re-Enrollment Survey, an instrument administered by Hanover Research on behalf of ISM. The survey, which was taken by independent schools throughout the U.S., serves as a follow-up to the National Private School Parent Survey, and is aimed at determining whether the intentions captured in the parent survey matched the “reality for schools.” In this brief, we provide an overview of the survey results and describe (1) the characteristics for survey participants; (2) descriptive statistics of schools’ enrollment, financial aid offerings, and tuition costs for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years; and (3) an analysis of the relationship between re-enrollment rates, financial aid offerings, and tuition increases.

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Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012

Released December 2012. The Volunteering and Civic Life in America web site provides inclusive information allowing civic leaders, nonprofit organizations, and interested individuals to retrieve a wide range of information regarding demographic trends and rankings for volunteering and civic engagement activities in their regions, states, and metro areas. Data was collected through two supplements to the Current Population Survey to which thousands of Americans respond: the volunteer supplement and the civic supplement. This document highlights some of the key findings from the new data released in 2011.

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Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012

Released December 2012. The Volunteering and Civic Life in America web site provides inclusive information allowing civic leaders, nonprofit organizations, and interested individuals to retrieve a wide range of information regarding demographic trends and rankings for volunteering and civic engagement activities in their regions, states, and metro areas. Data was collected through two supplements to the Current Population Survey to which thousands of Americans respond: the volunteer supplement and the civic supplement. This document highlights some of the key findings from the new data released in 2011.

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