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 […]

January: It’s Time to Change Because Times (and Your Audiences) Have Changed

As we celebrate Catholic schools this month, and Christian schools begin their enrollment processes for the coming school year, let’s take a […]

December: Transition

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  Once you get […]

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 […]