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.  Four years ago, the people of Great […]

June: Usually a Good Time To Ask For Gifts – But These Aren’t Usual Times

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 – and how fitting to be done today on […]

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 Catholic and Christian schools begin their enrollment processes for the coming school […]

December: Transition

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