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Building the board brilliantly

Building the board brilliantly

If your board brings on new people at the end of the school year, and bids farewell to those who have reached the end of their terms, you are probably thinking through candidates right now. As you do so, consider the characteristics of strong boards noted below and see if anything is missing. Before you nominate, enlist and orient new members, make sure the items below are up to snuff. This also is a good way to evaluate the board’s…

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Alumni Resolutions

Alumni Resolutions

If your New Year’s resolutions include ramping up your alumni relations program, well done! Your alumni and alumni parents represent an ever growing audience of potential donors, volunteers, parents of future alumni, faculty/staff, advocates and ambassadors.  Your attention to the four pillars of alumni relations – research, communication, engagement and solicitation – will help build relationships and connections, and thereby lay a foundation for increased involvement and investment. Just Getting Started? Start with some basic math: how many alumni do…

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Three technology trends changing education (and the World)

Three technology trends changing education (and the World)

Here’s the challenge: A number of men and women have been chosen to move to a remote and previously unexplored island. Your job is to prepare these candidates for their trip, giving them the tools they will need to spend the rest of their lives in this obscure location. However, you have virtually no information about the destination. You don’t know the landscape, climate or resources the candidates will find when they arrive. You also don’t know how they will live their lives, employ their time, communicate, or…

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