(Don’t) Mind the Gap: Why It’s Time to Change the Conversation Around the Annual Fund

October 2022

(Don’t) Mind the Gap: Why It’s Time to Change the Conversation Around the Annual Fund

It’s time to change the conversation around annual funds. Traditionally, many independent school annual funds have focused on “bridging the gap” or closing the chasm that exists between tuition costs and a school’s operating expenses. Annual funds are often used to cover the discrepancy between tuition and the full cost to educate a child—from technology

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Raising the Roof on Endowments

If there’s one thing the pandemic taught cultural organizations, it’s that planning ahead means ensuring sustainability. When COVID-19 shuttered theaters and cultural venues across the country in March 2020, all forms of earned revenue – primarily ticket sales – ceased overnight. In response, organizations scrambled to reduce operating budgets and increase contributed revenue to stay

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