5 Ways to Reduce Your Stress

5 Ways to Reduce Your Stress

Even though the holiday and holy day season is over, there are probably still significant stressers you’re experiencing.  Sad to say, it’s part of our culture today! I follow a blog by Greg McKeown, a writer for the Harvard Business Review.  He has some very insightful comments, especially for a young man, which have been […]

Are There Really Six Secrets of Change?

Are There Really Six Secrets of Change?

I usually recommend books when the holiday shopping season gets underway so those who enjoy reading can pick them up as gifts for themselves, or can share the suggestions with others when their asked for gift ideas. One that has had a profound influence on me (in addition to other titles like “Essentialism: The Disciplined […]

Five Categories of Development “Clients”

Five Categories of Development “Clients”

Some of the hundreds of the faith-based and private schools I visit each year invariably tell me, “We’re in trouble,” which usually means financial difficulties may cause them to merge with another school or close their doors. When closure happens, it leaves many “holes” – in the lives of the students who have made friends […]

5 Ways to Increase Revenue

5 Ways to Increase Revenue

It’s no secret that in faith-based schools, there have been many discussions about the school’s “nature.”  Is it a business, or is it a ministry?  Some writers and school leaders have claimed that in Christian and Catholic schools, there should be no argument, since it’s both a business AND a school.  There should be no […]

Tetrahedronics: Systems Thinking for Education

Tetrahedronics: Systems Thinking for Education

Before starting back into articles that deal with systems thinking, a contact at a school recently asked why I call my approach to systems thinking “Tetrahedronics.”  I thought it would be helpful to explain where this idea came from, as it also explains why SchoolAdvancement’s logo is essentially a tetrahedron. A tetrahedron is commonly known […]