The 5 Why’s – Determining the Root Cause

If you’ve been a visitor to SchoolAdvancement, you’ll know that according to systems thinking pioneer Peter Senge, a complete system […]

5 Things Your Competitor Schools’ Administrative Teams Are Doing Now

As our calendar year rapidly comes to a close, I’ve heard from a number of schools who are lamenting the […]

5 Tips for a Successful Fundraising Event Invitation

I ran across this article from the Andrea Brody Design Network.  In it, Andrea says that she attended a Webinar […]

Your School: A System of Systems

Let’s apply some systems thinking to your school, and begin in the classroom, where we learn the importance of “3” […]

The Five Systems of Your School – Part 5: FAITH

This last system was an interesting one to find.  As I’ve said in my “3 leads to 4 leads to […]

The Five Systems of Your School – Part 4: TEACH

I begin some of my presentations with a line that alludes to the classic closing lines of Sesame Street: “This […]

The Five Systems of Your School – Part 3: SIGNS

The first two articles in this series dealt with the two systems most frequently talked about in schools.  The first […]

The Five Systems of Your School – Part 2: ARMED (Previously DREAM)

Before getting into this second system, a bit of “forward promotion.”  The five systems of your school will be highlighted […]

The Five Systems of Your School – Part 1: FACTS

This is the first of five posts that describes the five systems at work in your faith-based or private school. […]

The Need for Five

Steve Jobs said a person can only hold 3 ideas in their mind at the same time. A few people […]