A little controversial… I agree. In this podcast episode I ask the question “Why would a school bother fundraising?”.
I could have asked this question privately to a number of people but I thought why not post this in the public domain to spark some interesting conversation and feedback.
Last week, I attended an ADAPE event where Dr Alan Kerbey from Monkton Combe School, Bath, UK talked about how he has successfully raised millions of dollars for a number of projects at the school. A very interesting presentation and well spoken by Dr Kerbey.
The general consensus from the schools that attended indicated that it had previously been difficult to raise even 500k through annual giving campaigns. This made we wonder why a school would bother spending time and effort fundraising when their annual net income is between 10 to 30 million. There’s obviously something I’m missing so in this podcast episode I invite you to add your opinion and feedback on this topic.
Why would a school bother fundraising?