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Meet Caroline Schafer, Director of Community

Holman Gao | 3 min read

Our next employee spotlight features Caroline Schafer, Director of Community.

Fundraising Tips

Planning Your Day of Giving in Six Steps

Caroline Schafer | 6 min read

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a curveball in many schools’ fundraising strategy this year, but advancement teams are now looking at including a Day of Giving as part of their fundraising strategy...

Fundraising Tips

Roundtable Takeaways: Planning a Day of Giving During COVID-19

Caroline Schafer | 5 min read

BoostMySchool hosted another roundtable event this week, where 16 participants discussed the pros and cons of planning a Day of Giving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many schools are moving forward...

Case Study

How Williston Northampton Streamlined their Real-Time Updates for Founders Day

Caroline Schafer | 6 min read

Find out how Williston’s strategy to keep their donors engaged with real-time updates streamlined Founders Day for the advancement team and helped them surpass their goal of 1,500 gifts.

Fundraising Tips

Roundtable Takeaways: Adapting your Fundraising Messaging During COVID-19

Caroline Schafer | 6 min read

Over the past week, BoostMySchool hosted a series of roundtable discussions with advancement professionals. Over 35 people attended five different sessions to discuss the messaging they are using to...

Fundraising Tips

COVID-19 Survey Results: How Advancement Teams are Responding

Holman Gao | 5 min read

Survey results last updated March 18th, 2020, 6:00pm EDT. To support the education advancement community, BoostMySchool collaborated with ThankView and Wavelength to distribute an anonymized survey...

Fundraising Tips

Adjusting Your School’s Advancement in the Age of COVID-19

Holman Gao | 5 min read

Over the last few weeks, there’s no doubt what’s been top of mind - COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus Disease 2019. A virus that seemed far away in China just a few months ago is now creating chaos...

Fundraising Tips

Annual Fund Planning: A Monthly Guide to Reaching Your Goals

Caroline Schafer | 4 min read

One of the most important parts of planning for an annual fund campaign is by developing a calendar. With this calendar, you’ll be able to outline steps for when you’ll make solicitations to donors...

Case Study

Mayfield Senior School: How Tailoring #GivingTuesday Led to 6x the Growth

Holman Gao | 5 min read

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach with #GivingTuesday and Mayfield Senior School made an alteration that really paid off. Learn how they tailored their #GivingTuesday strategy and experienced 6.5x the donations over last year.

BoostMySchool Updates

Takeaways from CASE-NAIS 2020

Holman Gao | 3 min read

We traveled to Atlanta for an exciting three days of amazing speakers, engaging conversations, and delicious soul food! As with every CASE-NAIS, it was a great opportunity to reflect on how...

Case Study

How Rosary Academy Increased Results by 3x for Their 3rd Annual Day of Giving (with a Staff of 3!)

Holman Gao | 5 min read

Learn how a recommendation from a peer school and a well-planned strategy helped Rosary surpass their Day of Giving goals.

Fundraising Tips

4 Ways to Improve Your Annual Day of Giving

Julie Chomiak | 5 min read

An annual day of giving is a fantastic way to drive donations and encourage participation from all of your constituents. Many schools have already adopted this practice and have realized good results...

BoostMySchool Updates

Where to Meet BoostMySchool in 2020

Connor Forde | 1 min read

BoostMySchool is excited to announce our conference schedule for the upcoming year! We love connecting with fellow advancement professionals in person, so we can better understand how you are...

Fundraising Tips

A Gift for Giving: How Schools Can Boost Donor Experience with a Small Gesture

Dianne Regnier | 6 min read

Guest Contributor

When considering the relationship between your school and its supporters, you may immediately think of it as primarily being based on the donors giving to the school — but it is important to remember...

School Spotlight

Catching up with Dan Fenton from Pope Francis Preparatory School

Holman Gao | 2 min read

We caught up with Dan Fenton, Director of Development at Pope Francis Preparatory School in Springfield, MA to learn more about their recent Tuition Raffle.

Fundraising Tips

Make your school’s #GivingTuesday appeal stand out from the rest

Holman Gao | 4 min read

#GivingTuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a great day for schools to make a fundraising appeal, since it's recognized as the US's national day of giving. However, it can be a challenge...

School Spotlight

Catching up with Tina Hayes from Roncalli High School

Holman Gao | 2 min read

We caught up with Tina Hayes, Director of Advancement at Roncalli High School to learn more about their recent Summer Social Campaign.

BoostMySchool Updates

Join our Community: Become a Guest Blogger!

Holman Gao | 2 min read

As a fundraising platform designed for schools and institutions, we’ve learned a lot about the valuable, meaningful, hectic, and often, unpredictable work of school development professionals. We also...

BoostMySchool Updates

Meet Connor Forde, Director of Partnerships

Holman Gao | 3 min read

This week’s employee spotlight features Connor Forde, Director of Partnerships. Residing in the great city of Boston, our cheerful sales leader hopes to give you a better sense of how he operates -...

Fundraising Tips

Easy Way to Raise More: Allow Your Donors To Cover Fees

Holman Gao | 4 min read

Processing fees are inherent with all digital transactions today. Unfortunately, online donations are not exempt, but an easy way to save on this cost is to offer your donors the ability to cover...

Fundraising Tips

Bring on the School Spirit: 4 Alumni Reunion Fundraising Tips

Julie Chomiak | 4 min read

Alumni reunions have become a major piece of the fundraising puzzle for many schools. They provide a natural way to bring alumni from all generations together and get them back on campus. While the...

Fundraising Tips

How to Leverage Your Alumni Network to Meet Fundraising Goals

Julie Chomiak | 5 min read

Your school’s alumni network is likely an untapped - or underutilized - goldmine for both engagement and fundraising campaigns. Alumni have a very specific connection to your school and by leveraging...

Fundraising Tips

Why Online Fundraising Matters To Your School

Julie Chomiak | 7 min read

Online fundraising has quickly become a necessary component of schools’ fundraising strategies - and for good reason! Online giving has steadily increased year over year, growing 7.9% from 2015 to 2016 and 12.1% from 2016 to 2017.

Fundraising Tips

4 Fundraising Ideas to Hit Your School’s Annual Goals

Julie Chomiak | 6 min read

Each year, development teams are tasked with raising more money from their constituents and to do so effectively, they need to utilize new fundraising ideas. We’ve rounded up four fundraising ideas that will help you hit your school’s annual goals.

Fundraising Tips

Using Fundraising Thermometers for Your School’s Development Campaigns

Julie Chomiak | 6 min read

When you’re responsible for a fundraising campaign, from the annual fund to a major capital endeavor, designing new ways to excite your constituents and stimulate gift giving can be challenging. One of the best tactics for tracking gifts, showing donor appreciation, and getting those spur-of-the-moment gifts is to use a fundraising thermometer.

Fundraising Tips

2018 Tax Bill Implications on Schools’ Charitable Giving

Julie Chomiak | 4 min read

The recent Republican tax bill is on everyone’s mind. What does it mean for individuals, their taxes, and their future? While much of this information is hazy, it’s been made clear that fewer people will be able to itemize their charitable deductions, meaning fewer charitable gifts are expected.

Fundraising Tips

Donation Deluge: 3 Tips for Amazing Year End Giving Results

Julie Chomiak | 5 min read

Year end giving is a great way to add a deadline for charitable gifts. While the fiscal year runs through June, it’s encouraging to have at least half of your fundraising goal met by the start of the new year.

Fundraising Tips

How to Set Up Your Crowdfunding Campaign for Success

Holman Gao | 3 min read

Before your crowdfunding campaign goes live, ensure the campaign goes well with these three tactics that U.S. public and private schools have successfully used on BoostMySchool.

Fundraising Tips

3 Tips for Increasing Alumni Giving

Holman Gao | 3 min read

Increase first-time alumni donors and alumni participation rates with these three tips from advancement directors at U.S. public and private high schools.

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