Articles

August 1, 2015

Managing The Bottom Line:

The Impact of the Finance Committee, Financial Audits and Marketing the Mission GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE: THE ROLE OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE When asked the most important […]
August 1, 2015

Profit Centers: Has Your School Tapped These Revenue Sources?

Profit centers are growing in use in independent schools. They have been major sources of revenue for years for colleges and universities, yet independent schools tend […]
August 1, 2015

Income Opportunities In Tight Economic Times

With the value of their investment portfolios declining or uncertain, independent school parents may be decreasing their discretionary spending and charitable donations. However, from the research […]
August 1, 2015

The Nine Sacred Cows Of Financial Management:

How To Get a Handle On Controlling Expenses and Increasing Income For independent schools all sources of income and expense are like the various points on […]
August 1, 2015

Strategic Planning: Leading and Not Following the Process

Strategic planning does not have to be a complex, drawn out process that takes a year to conclude. And yet many schools find themselves in interminable […]
August 1, 2015

Fall Out from Strategic Planning

A new client recently contacted me to say that a consulting firm had used a “broad brush” approach to strategic planning at his School by engaging […]
August 1, 2015

Efficient And Effective Strategic Planning

Most school leaders, especially board members, want a planning process that is effective and focused and yet listens to a wide range of community input. Strategic […]
August 1, 2015

Strategic Planning: A Wise Political Investment

Strategic planning has powerful and often unanticipated political outcomes, many positive and some negative. Historically used mainly to lay the ground work for a capital campaign, […]
August 1, 2015

Strategic Planning And Why The Process Generally Frustrates Boards

Amazing to me as I walk through the halls of hundreds of schools a year is the relative absence of any sign of a consistent, clear […]
August 1, 2015

Transitions, Strategic Planning and.. Failure: How to Avoid the Trap

Schools which attempt major change or a new strategic plan at the same time as a head transition often run into difficulties. The effort is made […]