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Diversity for Faith-based Schools

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission If the second Diversity video doesn’t start automatically, click here. Most schools struggle with the challenge of diversity. They want to serve all kinds of students, but they often can’t attract under-represented minorities or fully involve … Continue reading

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Elements of a Major Gift Ask

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission November, 2016  In most cases, meaningful donations happen because someone asks.  That’s why it’s considered one of the 5 Requisites for Development Success.  When we’re hoping for substantial gifts from potential benefactors, those asks must be … Continue reading

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Branding Faith-based Schools

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August, 2016   Branding has become a key concept in the strategy for any business today.  This should include faith-based schools.  But as much as administrators realize that competing for students means stepped up marketing efforts, … Continue reading

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Faith-based School Boards 3

Best Practices for Doing the Board’s Work May, 2016 Having great Trustees won’t by itself assure a great Board.  The other ingredient is effective processes for going about their work.  If you read the first two posts in this three-part … Continue reading

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Faith-based School Boards 2

4 Best Practices for Becoming a Great Board May, 2016 Your board is contributing in important ways to the success of your school.  But if you’ve already read the first blog post in this series, The Role of the Board, it … Continue reading

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The Board’s Unique Role

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission February 15, 2016 Boards are funny creatures.  We give ultimate authority for an institution dearly important to us to a group of people who have little expertise in the core work of education, who spend … Continue reading

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The Strategic Planning Process

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission November 15, 2015 For faith-based schools, good Strategic Planning is critical to survival and growth.  We all know we need to do it, and if we can better understand what makes it so important, we’ll also … Continue reading

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