Round Table Success: 27 April, Meeting in London

My recent Round Table meeting in London attracted Heads, Deputy Heads, Governors, and both experienced and inexperienced Development Directors. The result was a lively and informative discussion of issues surrounding major gift fundraising in schools, in a relaxed and candid atmosphere and importantly, behind closed doors!  The real situations and role...

All Sorts

During the past week I gave two workshops at the Catholic Independent Schools Conference in Oxford with both sessions very well attended.  The interest in Development & Fundraising is clearly now well up on the agenda for those schools that have previously not seen this as a priority. A visit...

British International Schools Conference

Very happy to have been part of the excellent COBIS conference at Prague British School this week.  Beautiful city and lovely school!  Inspirational to be with marketing, development and admissions staff representing schools from all over the world and good to see a growing commitment to alumni relations and fundraising. ...

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...

Swiss Schools Seminar

My first visit to Geneva since my time with LAS in 2009/10: a full day facilitating a workshop/seminar for Swiss schools on Development & Alumni Relations – on the shores of beautiful Lake Leman! We combined brief presentations on fundraising best practice and most significantly ‘what works in International schools...

Awards Judging

A privilege once again to be part of the judging panel for the 2014 Educate Plus fundraising awards for Australasia.  As expected, I was impressed with the outstanding quality of the nominations and the brilliant initiatives within those I was judging – including well established development offices, as well as...