Encouraging Ambition

Working with schools in the UK including Northern Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands – some that have never embarked on development activities, some that have an established programme – are daring to be ambitious and responding to the challenge. Expanding into secondary education, raising the community expectations and aspirations for fundraising,...

My Inner Circle

Delighted to have a group of influential, successful and experienced colleagues as part of my Inner Circle – my advisory council! Peter Habel, Elke Ho, David Sloggett, Janine Jackson, Nate Poerio, Nicole Muir, Delwin Groves, Sue Doyle and Simon Marriott.

Development Self-Audit for International Schools

Looking forward to continuing my consulting work in the international school world and have just published in conjunction with British International Schools magazine, a checklist/self-audit for international schools that are looking to establish development and fundraising as a permanent fixture. It identifies what schools should be doing to prepare and...

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...

Never Too Old to Learn!

Yesterday was a good day.  I wanted to get some advice on a matter of importance to do with my consulting work with schools; so there was no other alternative but to call my great mentor who I have known and worked with for over 20 years. And yes, his...