Advancement Shark Tank

Tuesday, Jan. 24

10:30-11:45 AM

Has your school raised $100 million by using popsicle sticks? Ever think of using recycled cell phones to keep alumni connected? Then pitch your idea to the Advancement Shark Tank!


This interactive session is modeled on the hit ABC TV show. In the Advancement Shark Tank you'll pitch your most innovative advancement idea to a panel of fundraising experts.   


Four selected contestants will receive live, on-the-spot feedback from the panel and the audience. A great learning experience for all, contestants and attendees will hear how successful professionals approach new projects, all while hearing about some of the best new ideas in advancement.


The panelists will select one winner, whose school will receive three registrations to the 2018 CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conference in Anaheim, California.


Entry Instructions

To be selected as a contestant for this session, write a brief "pitch" (no more than 250 words) of your idea by Friday, Dec. 16.


Entries open only to education professionals. Four contestants will be selected to present their pitches and will be notified in early January, allowing for enough time to prepare their five-minute pitches.

Submit your pitch!


Judges: Harold Brown, Director of Development, Salisbury School; Susan Moll, Director of Advancement, The Harpeth School; and Libby Roberts, Vice President, Lois L. Lindauer Searches


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