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Future-Forward Leadership

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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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