Independent School Fundraising
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EAB researchers assembled three examples of how independent schools have shifted their approach to alumni engagement.
We believe several of the innovations related to digital engagement are here to stay, and will be a necessary component of events strategy, relationship building, and alumni outreach. See examples of how independent schools are already adapting to changes.
Annual spring auctions are substantial fundraising opportunities for financial assistance offices. The onset of COVID-19 has restricted such large gatherings, leaving development offices scrambling to decide how to proceed. As Oregon Episcopal School has demonstrated, fundraising doesn’t have to stop in a virtual world.
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Independent school communities are feeling the financial impact of COVID-19. As a result, many schools have started short-term relief funds to help with everything from staff monthly rent obligations to tuition assistance.
Annual spring auctions are a time-honored tradition at many independent schools, often serving as large fundraising opportunities for financial assistance offices. The onset of COVID-19 changed that for schools across the country, leaving development offices scrambling to decide how to proceed. Oregon Episcopal School (OES) was one of them.