The Value of Innovation

Parochial schools exist to solve society’s problems. Therefore, we should measure the value of their innovations based upon the community or human impact. […]

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What Is the Priority?

Most parochial schools say that the mission and the clients are the priority. Do their actions authenticate their words? […]

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When Are Best Practices Appropriate?

Best practices are what everyone else has proven will work. Therefore, they are the right thing to do when you want mediocrity (to be the same as everyone else). […]

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Funding the Future

It has been especially tough to fund parochial schools in the past few years. Whether it is harder or easier at your school in the future is up to you. […]

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Solving the Difficult Problem

Mission Enablers exists to help parochial schools solve the persistent problems that threaten the survival of the school. One common persistent problem we help schools overcome is declining enrollment or static enrollment that is below a level necessary for mission sustainability. We find that precedent and experience predispose schools to seeing the problem as: […]

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Necessary Support

Gathering support is often the overlooked precursor to a successful project. The excitement and passion for the project often cause parochial schools to start projects before all of the prospective supporters know the project exists. […]

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Budgeting for Innovation

Each year, new parochial schools open their doors. Most of them come into existence because their leader and their board believe there is an unmet or under-met need in their community. Many times the new school must be able to demonstrate or articulate how their services will be different (innovative) from the existing schools (yours for instance). […]

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Budgeting for Collaboration

Collaboration is a way to gain ‘free’ access to the resources necessary to solve the social problems of your community. […]

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Managing Risk Versus Managing Reward

Balancing risk and reward is critical to good stewardship and long-term organizational sustainability. […]

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