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Independent School Fundraising

Fundraising is one of the most promising ways for schools to diversify revenues, but parent giving rates are approaching their natural ceiling. EAB can help you expand and adapt your fundraising efforts to the next generation of donors and beyond.

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Independent schools can use to guide admissions, marketing, and communications teams in taking advantage of the full potential of word-of-mouth for recruitment purposes.

With growing concerns about economic and demographic changes, price of tuition, and questions of the value of independent school education, financial sustainability is an issue for independent schools. Discover how independent schools can overcome demographic, enrollment, and affordability concerns to become more fiscally stable and sustainable.

Despite growth in the top income brackets and a surplus of “Big Data” fundraising solutions, many advancement shops find that they’re not bringing in as many major gifts as they could be. This study aims to help advancement leaders build sustainable major gift pipelines by re-orienting their focus on three groups of overlooked prospects.

Fundraisers’ recent successes at the top of the giving pyramid have had an unexpected consequence: the ranks of pipeline donors have grown thin. Discover how to invest in pipeline donors and create a sustainable fundraising strategy through major gifts.

To survive and thrive, in the years to come, advancement leaders must take an innovative approach to prioritizing prospects, incentivizing fundraisers, and managing portfolios. Use this infographic for strategies to build a pipeline of new major gift prospects.

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