Next Year’s Tuition

It is time to think about next year’s tuition. Enrollment season begins in a few months. How much will you charge for tuition? […]

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Action Versus Mission

Making the mission tangible is a struggle for every organization. When it is tangible, enrollment and retention increases and donors are more generous. […]

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Pursuing Innovation

One of the more difficult challenges for leadership is to know when to embrace a new idea. What we need is a formula that will tell us know when to embrace it. […]

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Steve Jobs and the iPad 2

On March 2, 2011, Steve Jobs stepped forward and introduced the iPad 2. What is the big announcement at your parochial school this spring? […]

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Nonprofit Value

The organization you work for is valuable. If it wasn’t you would leave and work somewhere else. Does your community share your value assessment? […]

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Should we cut tuition?

“Should we cut tuition?”, is a great question. We hear it often. Most of the time the answer is, “no”. Why is it inappropriate to cut tuition? […]

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Make The School Relevant

Christian education is relevant. However, the individual Christian school that is providing the education may be perceived as lacking relevance. Last week we posted the first article in this series. This article illustrates some of the points. […]

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It is the economy

A commonly held view is that the economy is causing the decline in Christian school and parochial school enrollment. It is a convenient explanation. Is it a reasonable explanation? […]

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Strategic Thinking

Leaders must think strategically. However, we seldom train them to do what we demand. Many who serve on a nonprofit board are serving on a board for the first time. Their employment requires operational thinking. As a result, they think about details first, the big picture second, and strategy is a problem solving tool rather than a planning tool. […]

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What is the board talking about?

If the board is talking about the wrong subjects, the organization will go in the wrong direction or no direction at all. […]

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