Category Archives: Managing For Mission

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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Setting Board Goals

Jack Peterson February 2018 Boards fly at the 30,000 foot level, but the brushfires that commonly occur in schools can take our eye off the big picture and put our navigation at risk. A good process for setting annual board … Continue reading

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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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