Author Archives: Admin

Using Volunteers in Major Gift Asks 

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission Using volunteers in Major Gift solicitation can often be a source of frustration for Faith-based schools.  Large non-profits like universities abandoned the practice long ago.  But for most faith-based schools, who don’t have the resources to hire a staff of … Continue reading

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Board Committees

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission Board committees are indispensable for carrying out the work of governance. As important as I believe they are, they can often be counterproductive, and some argue that Boards should not even have standing committees. I … Continue reading

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What kind of Board do you have?

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission Nearly every faith-based school has some kind of board. It may be called a commission or a council. It may be advisory or policy-setting. But there is some group that provides community representation and guidance … Continue reading

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Implementing the Strategic Plan

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission I love developing strategic plans. Done right, they align a school community toward an inspiring vision for what the school needs to be, and can be. But whether a plan is successful or not depends … Continue reading

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President-Principal Relationship

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission The president-principal model was first being pioneered by Jesuit schools in the 1970’s and has now become common among Catholic and other faith-based schools. It has helped schools meet the challenges of a changing educational … Continue reading

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MfM Tutorials on Governance & Administration

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission This month’s post is a compendium of video tutorials on faith-based school management produced by Managing for Mission over the last 4 years, all in one place. With a new school year beginning, it’s a … Continue reading

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The Development Plan

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission Fund development is perhaps the hardest area of school management to plan for, and yet the area that needs planning most. The temptation is to say, “Well we’ll do our best and see what happens.” … Continue reading

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