November: The Importance of the Invitation…and Giving “Thanks”

A national company that works to assist schools and churches with their Development and Stewardship efforts defines Development like this: […]

October: CHANGE Continued

Someone once told me, “Be careful what you wish for; you may get it.”  Some schools throughout the nation are […]

September: CHANGE

Fall begins this month, and Fall is the season of CHANGE. That’s a very special word when it comes to […]

August: Why Development is Like the Stock Market

As we’ve seen in the past few years, the stock market can be at its all-time high on a particular […]

July: Thinking About Systems, Change, Acronyms, and Preparing the Plan

As we move forward, we continue to witness unprecedented change in our world.  Three years ago, the people of Great […]

June: A Good Time To Ask For Gifts

As the summer approaches, Development Development articles will shift toward activities of an overall development program. I like to use […]

May: Increasing Potential Donor Engagement

This month, I promised to focus on increasing potential donor engagement. One way is to invite. People LOVE to be […]

April: You Must Ask For Gifts (Which May Upset Others That Do Likewise)

Perhaps your school has started a development core team, and the members have networked with other schools to find out […]

March: Everybody Fundraises – If You Want to Be Distinctive, You Must Advance Toward Development

Last month’s article described the differences between fundraising and development. While fundraising (candy sales, car washes, sales of products, etc.) […]

February: The Difference Between Fundraising and Development

There are two ways of raising money to support your tuition-charging school. The first is development, which is the most […]