One of the ways you can share ideas with development and advancement directors across the country is to join LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com) and sign up for a free account. Once you’re a member (or, if you already are a member), there are some great groups you can join that focus on Marketing, Development, Fund Raising, Philanthropy, and all those things related to what Advancement professionals do.
If you’ve been member of SchoolAdvancement.com from the beginning, you’ll remember it started with a discussion group on Yahoo.com. Through the evolution of technology, it morphed into a forum, which has now become a LinkedIn group. You can visit http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3967507 to check it out and join in the conversation.
In that spirit of sharing ideas, if you’re still planning for the 2017-2018 school year, and are in need a new event that doesn’t take a whole lot of planning, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase “event” in the subject line for an idea that first surfaced about 10 years ago.