Generosity in Schools
As a leader in a Christian K12 school, university, or seminary, you juggle competing priorities: leading with vision, resource management, enrollment, board alignment, student development, and staff/faculty retention, to name a few.
When you have a gap between your vision for your school and the ability to fund it, it can be frustrating to find effective, real-life solutions that truly make a difference in your development program. Alan understands this and can help rethink your current reality to make new things possible.
Alan helps you elevate your efforts to reach your funding goals and make your God-inspired vision a reality.
From comprehensive development program design and coaching, to singular projects like planning a Give Day, to historically critical projects like designing and implementing a capital campaign, we walk alongside you to construct custom solutions that meet your needs within your school’s unique culture.
From our first meeting to celebrating reaching your goals, we are with you every step of the way of your generosity journey — you’re not in this alone.
And, with our kingdom-focus and “make-it-last” mindset, we ensure that everything that we accomplish together outlives the length of any one campaign, project, or initiative.
Our team of experts provides guidance for every stage of your campaign from feasibility study to campaign planning and execution. We create customized strategies to communicate vision, ensure board alignment, engage major givers, host events, onboard new givers, and track progress toward your goals.
We dig deep into your giving data, evaluate print and online communications, explore mission/vision alignment with fundraising processes, assess the return on investment of your events, evaluate staff roles, and make customized recommendations for strengthening your development program.
MAJOR GIVING DEVELOPMENT
We come alongside you to set gift income goals, acquire new donors, expand communication strategies, build a stronger major gifts program, add a planned gifts program, help your board understand their role in fundraising, and ensure execution by assigning specific tasks and dates to the right people.
Through targeted one-on-one interviews with your highest capacity givers, a full analysis of your giving data, and a thorough review of your organizational structure, we provide an honest assessment of your campaign readiness and a realistic campaign goal for your organization to pursue.
I recently had the privilege of working with Alan Wildes on our school campaign. Alan trained me and coached me in areas that I had no previous experience, and helped me feel confident and comfortable in my efforts to lead our school through this major development step. He and Generis were the perfect blend of professional and personal, customizing our campaign around the feedback they had received from the families in our school and the makeup of our body of givers, as well as my personal strengths. Alan checked in frequently with me and was always available when I needed advice or input. I would absolutely want Alan and Generis to walk alongside us in our next capital campaign.
Tracy L Robinson, Head of School, Hickory Christian Academy, Hickory, NC
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