This guide takes a close look at successful, time-tested ways to open lines of communication that cement strong relationships between a school and its parents.
As independent school fund raisers, our job involves a lot more than sending out annual fund appeals, soliciting prospects for major gifts, and planning alumni reunions,” writes the author. “Our priority is to ensure that our school is working with our parents.”
Covers parents associations, including structures and activities; parents as employees; and parents as volunteer fund raisers. Includes sample parents association by-laws, guidelines, and handbook.
This parents guide is part of a series covering advancement at independent schools. Written by professionals at independent schools, the guides are right on target for small advancement operations with ambitious goals and limited resources.
Pamela E. Winthrop is a capital gifts officer at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. She held several development positions at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., including director of major gifts. She has served as director of institutional advancement at the Williams School, New London, Conn. She also serves as a fundraising consultant to the Southern Appalachian Historical Association in Boone, N.C., and the Neighborhood Schoolhouse in Brattleboro, Vt.
Published: 2005 Format: Book (PDF file)