It happens more often lately. You get a knot in your stomach. Surprises at work. This time, it’s when you open your browser to unexpected news: the neighboring school district got awarded a six-figure grant from an out-of-state private foundation.
What is a foundation? The definition appears obvious at first. A foundation is a nonprofit entity that awards grants to organizations. Thinking about a foundation's objectives, however, makes the definition fuzzier. Some are
We have to prepare our students for this brave, new world. But should we also prepare for a structural transformation of our schools? Schools choosing to outsource their non-core functions, shrinking, becoming smaller and agile?
STAGE 1: Grant Prospecting Grant prospectors use several different styles and techniques to find appropriately aligned grantmakers (i.e., their giving history and priorities are a good fit or match for your school's
For most of our client schools, fundraising covers 20% of operating expenses. How? They've moved on from individual donations. They've stopped going for the low hanging fruit and are thinking big. They spend