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Leadership in Catholic High Schools During a Campaign

by Bryan Fairholm, Consultant at Advancement Partners

Having a vision for your school’s future is paramount to executing a successful major gift campaign. As a school leader (President and/or Principal), the vision has to start with you.

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Capital Campaigns Should Be A Top Priority!

by Donald Fairholm, Senior Partner at Advancement Partners

The result of a successful campaign, in addition to making your school even more competitive and attractive to prospective students and families, is that everyone will be talking about YOUR school! And there is nothing more powerful and hypnotic than success, investment, and growth.

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Catholic School Planned Giving Basics: Part One

by Terry Fairholm, President at Advancement Partners

This is the first in a brief series of planned giving blogs we will do. Stay tuned for the next posts when we will outline the action steps to take, the frequency and formats of communication, planned giving during a capital campaign, how to include planned giving in your development plan, and planned giving case studies.

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25 Years Later: A List of Things We Have Learned

by Terry Fairholm, President at Advancement Partners

This month, our company, Advancement Partners, celebrates its 25th year in business. Normally, we aren’t prone to looking back, but today, we'll mix a little looking back into looking forward. Here's a list of what we've seen and how we might apply what we’ve learned to our next 25 years.

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Attention School Leaders: There's No Such Thing as, "Saving your Way to Greatness"

by William J. Acton, Senior Partner at Advancement Partners

It's common to hear people say, "You have to spend money to make money." While that may be so...almost nobody in Catholic schools ever does it.

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Things (In and Out of Advancement) I Hope Stick After COVID-19

by William J. Acton, Senior Partner at Advancement Partners

Like everyone else, I'm in a hurry to get us all vaccinated and get things back closer to "normal." But I can’t help thinking about some of the things we have seen during this tough time that, frankly, I hope stick around.

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Looking to the Future of Catholic School Enrollment

by William J. Acton, Senior Partner at Advancement Partners

In addition to providing students with the absolute best learning experience, the healthiest schools are still focused on the future. And at the top of that focus is future enrollment.

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Catholic School Enrollment Trends and Strategies for 2021

by Donald Fairholm, Senior Partner at Advancement Partners, Bryan Fairholm, Consultant at Advancement Partners

Recruiting and retaining students during the pandemic is incredibly challenging, but more important than ever. Don and Bryan present some enrollment trends, statistics, and strategies.

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Your 2020 Year-End Philanthropic Giving Message

by William J. Acton, Senior Partner at Advancement Partners

All signs point to December 2020 being a banner year for philanthropic giving, so before we toss our 2020 calendars into the ash heap...be sure you have your school's year-end asking plan lined up.

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