Advancement for Small Schools: A Deep Dive

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Amy Adler, Amy Wasser
Admission Professionals, Development Professionals, Small School Leaders
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Wednesdays, August 25, October 20, and December 8, 2021 and Thursdays, March 10 and April 7, 2022

In Prizmah’s work with professionals in the development, communications, and admission offices in small schools, we’ve seen the benefits of these offices being aligned as one team. By understanding the goals and work of your colleagues, it enhances not only your own work, but the success of the Advancement Team as a whole supporting the school.

Join your colleagues from schools with fewer than 150 students for a deep dive into small school advancement. Together with your peers, you will experience perspectives on each of the areas of advancement from professional and lay leaders and reflect and discuss how these perspectives can influence your own work.

Due to the sensitive nature of some of our conversations, presenters’ schools will be anonymous and discussion notes will not be shared outside of the group of registered participants.


Program Overview

August | Admission Experience - Positive and Negative

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT

In this session you will hear from two parents, one who had a positive admission experience and one who did not.  What can we learn from each perspective?  What went right in one and wrong in the other? 

October | Development Solicitation - Positive and Negative

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT

In this session you will hear about two different solicitation experiences, the power and impact they had with the donor, and the school’s response.

December | Board Member Reporting/Engagement

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT

In this session we will hear from two board members; one from a school that intentionally includes advancement teams in board meetings and one that does not.  What is the thought process behind each practice and what can we learn about our work and how to engage with the board’s of our schools?

March | Engaging and Leveraging Staff/School Team (Ambassadorship)

Thursday, March 10, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT

*PLEASE NOTE: The date for the February 16 session has been changed.

In this session we will hear from two faculty members; one from a school that actively involves their teaching staff in the advancement practices and one where minimal engagement is in place.  You will hear the reasoning behind each school decision and how it impacts the school’s practice and greater school team.

April (optional) | Planning together

Thursday,  April 7, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT

Combining all the learning from the perspectives in this series, this workshop session will focus on how to move forward, ways to reflect and think about the customer experience and plan your school messaging and communication.


Senior Director, Catalyzing Resources

Amy is Prizmah's Senior Director of Catalyzing Resources. Learn more about her here.

Amy Wasser
Senior Director, Prizmah School Services

Amy is Prizmah's Senior Director of Prizmah School Services. Learn more about her here.