Time for More Concerted Action from School Boards on Using DGR Vehicles

Fundraising revenue represents an important value-add opportunity for non-government schools, particularly in the current economic environment where many families are experiencing flat wage growth and rising school fees. Add to this the increasing competition between non-government schools and some significant movement of student enrolments back to government schools and it all adds up to an …

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Fundraiser On The Board

Dr Gavin Nicholson, an expert on non-profit governance, spoke recently about the need for individual and collective accountability in board members. The occasion was the ACPNS/Windsor Recruitment careers night and he also spoke of the responsibility of those on the board with specialised skills to use those skills. In this context he raised the possibility …

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Now Is The Time for Girls’ Schools

“Now is the time for girls’ schools to engage with their communities and share the story of what their young women can become with donations from parents and their local community.” Fearlessness Starts in School I was delighted to present at the recent AGSA conference on the state of fundraising in Australian girls’ schools. Our …

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Social Justice Programs & Fundraising: The Two Work Best Together

At the recent Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia Conference in Adelaide — Fearless Girls. Strong Women. — I was struck by the growing culture of Youth Philanthropy that is developing in many girls’ schools. These girls are learning valuable philanthropic lessons through these programs: social awareness, leadership skills, civic engagement, team working skills, service learning, …

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