Category Archives: Managing For Mission

Designing a Board Retreat

Jack Peterson November 2017 Most governing boards schedule an extended meeting time at least once a year to accomplish what can’t be accomplished during regular meetings. This is precious time for the board, so how can we design it to … Continue reading

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The Four Models in a Faith-based School

Jack Peterson August 2017 If you’re the administrator or trustee of a faith-based school, you have a tough job. Saying our schools are complex organizations doesn’t make it any easier. But it would be helpful to have a framework that … Continue reading

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The Chain of Care

Jack Peterson Managing for Mission Faith-based schools exist to help students experience God’s loving, creative presence. And God’s loving, creative presence is always experienced through the love and care of the people in our lives. The tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola refers to this care as cura personalis. When a child is born, nearly […]

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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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