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EAB helps you engage alumni and reach your fundraising goals

Advancement is the fastest-growing source of funding for many independent schools, especially as competition continues to grow. From creating fundraising strategy to enhancing donor engagement, EAB can help independent schools reduce their dependence on tuition dollars.

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Independent School Fundraising

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  • Serving 124 independent schools, including coed, single sex, day, and boarding schools

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Advancement revenue composed 6.3% of total independent school revenues in 2015. While this figure might seem small, advancement remains the fastest-growing source of funding for many schools and represents a critical area for investment. Online and mobile giving are increasingly important parts of the advancement landscape. Both mediums are particularly popular among younger alumni, making…

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