We published a version of this blog on how schools should fundraise back in 2017. We thought it would be time to update the list in 2019 since the new fiscal year with new possibilities starts for many schools and churches on July 1st. What if you involved more community members and did some events to fundraise?
Like many organizations, we are wrapping up the end of the fiscal year. July 1st starts a new date with new budgets in place. However, you may find that you're finding ways to use what's left of your budget for fear that it will go away next fiscal year. Take a moment to get excited about the new possibilities instead of the weighing pressure money can have.
There's books on it - tons of books, actually. Barnes and Noble has it's own section on Leadership. Why are we so concerned with the right path to obtain leadership positions? Or why are we trying to find the so called "secret methods" to leading successfully? Problem is that a lot of those answers are subjective to who you are leading. If you don't understand your people, you won't lead well.
I worked in higher education for 3 years. I was an admissions representative, so I understand the pressures and the rewards of helping others attend college. Higher education statistics, especially for our home state of Illinois, haven't been very good in recent years. There's a significant shift in the younger generation being entrepreneurs, working at start-ups, or learning a trade/skill. Because of these job choices, not as many people are choosing to pursue a college degree.