Lead With Your Strengths…Or, More Correctly, Lead TO Your Strengths

Now that you’re aware of your school’s strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats and have reviewed your strengths again, it’s time […]

The Five Qualities of Leadership

One of my favorite people to have lunch with is Sr. Gertrude Foley, a former President of the Sisters of […]

To Catch Many Fish, You Need a Big Net

Remember when Jesus told His disciples to cast their nets, and prepare for a large catch?  Even when they were […]

Refine Your School’s SOWTS Analysis

In last week’s Advancementality article, I mentioned the importance of having an SWOT or TOWS analysis, and encouraged you to […]

September: CHANGE

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

Create an Advancement Council

This is more of an “advancement” tip than a marketing tip, but since marketing is part of advancement, and new […]

Where Are You Now, Where Do You Want To Be, and How Will You Get There?

In the most simplistic terms, these are the three steps involved in the strategic planning process.  The questions asked in […]

5 Seconds

In our technology-rich world today, how long do you think you have to present your message before deciding to continue […]

Share Ideas

This week’s entry completes another round of the five aspects of Advancement, focusing on Development. It’s an easy one – […]

August: How Long Will Parents Wait For a Decision To Be Made?

I was thinking of calling this article “IH82W8,” which I once saw as the license plate of the automobile ahead […]