The Advancement Partners (API) approach to institutional advancement is based on the following:
A successful advancement initiative is the result of a series of steps taken one at a time, in the proper sequence, according to a plan and timeline. At any particular time, leaders should be concerned with only one step. If that step is not executed properly, the next will be more difficult. If that step is executed properly, the next will be easier and more effective.
Business as usual in Catholic school development/advancement operations is no longer an option. To compete effectively for students, faculty and philanthropic support and achieve the results that are required in each of those areas, things must be done differently. Our work with Catholic schools is based upon the following foundational elements: