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Ten Steps to a Memorable, Measurable Catholic Schools Week

Recruitment and retention opportunities abound during Catholic Schools Week, the annual celebration of all that a Catholic education offers. Don't just string together a bunch of independent activities. Instead, thoughtfully plan and develop your...

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Alumni Schools Model Inclusiveness and Esprit de Corps

Advancement Directors who have agreed to serve as mentors work in schools that already lead by example. Healey Founder’s Grant winner and alum Saint Mary School (Vineland, NJ) is one of those schools. (See The Entrepreneurial School.) Saint...

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Schools Make Advancement Plans and Progress During the Summer

Advancement work is never done. It's cyclical. It's year-round. While schools typically close the books on their Annual Funds on June 30, they continue to drive toward meeting or exceeding enrollment goals before their October 1 diocesan reporting...

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A Catholic Schools Week Story

St. Joseph the Worker School (Orefield, PA) plans well in advance to develop ideas and a schedule for Catholic Schools Week. The committee, which includes Advancement Director Lisa Geosits and faculty, then involves parents through the PTO. This...

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Annual Fund: Connecting with the Willingness to Give

For a successful Annual Fund, the school must invite the community to make it possible. “Because today’s marketplace for philanthropic dollars is highly competitive, it’s more critical than ever for the school to define its case in terms that...

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