Bring on 2016 . . .

A busy and satisfying 2015: working with a variety of schools in the UK & Europe on different projects & having a direct impact on bringing about change to assist development growth.  In the Netherlands, since being engaged, the marketing strategy has helped pupil numbers grow well in excess of expectations from 1350 to nearly 1600....

Roundtable Meeting

Good feedback from my Roundtable meeting in London last week!  It was a good day bringing together a mix of experience and those newish!  As planned, the discussion was open but discreet.  Beneficial to Development Directors as much as those facing learning issues and awkward situations but good outcomes in...

Training & Professional Development

Ease Training has an excellent workshop for schools, on 25 November at Westonbirt School for those new to Development or those schools starting. Focusing on non-fee income, it covers alumni relations, fundraising and the important links with marketing.  See Ease Training www.easetraining.co.uk or contact Ian McLean I was pleased to present...

What’s in a Name, asks CASE?

Recently CASE President, Sue Cunningham, wrote a bulletin to all members identifying the challenges of the profession being able to use a universally accepted name for the work undertaken by an institutional Development Office.  These days, CASE prefers the word ‘Advancement’ which is widely used in the USA, but has...