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How Cool is That?

How Cool is That?

Mary J. Foley is a Managing Director at Christian Brothers Services and works with the Catholic School Management and Mission Advancement divisions. She is a proud product of Catholic education – from grade school to graduate school — and her reflection on the benefits of Catholic education, How Cool is That?, has been shared with schools across the country.  “How cool is that?” This sentiment, pondered by a typical student today might refer to anything from the latest iPad version to…

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Resources for understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Resources for understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not considered a normal part of aging—an important fact Alzheimer’s advocates point out that may be one of the first signs of dementia. However, most people struggle with acknowledging there may be a problem. As defined by the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks….

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Are you Ready to Start a Capital Campaign?

Are you Ready to Start a Capital Campaign?

Thinking about a capital campaign? That’s excellent news, since most people give because it makes them feel good about themselves. How kind of you! The best capital campaigns begin with the end in mind–not how to get started but, rather, how you want it to conclude. (Don’t just say, “Soon!”) A capital campaign can do far more for your organization than just raise money. That is, IF, you plan effectively, prepare well and stay focused on the most important outcomes:…

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