A Reality Check
for International Schools
with Clive Watkins
22-23 February 2019
Powerful Ideas for Advancement
22-23 February 2019
You’ve heard the stories—international schools that have achieved the unobtainable: North American style development programs that are subsidizing the operating budget, building new infrastructure, and ensuring the school’s financial future. But are these just “lottery-winning” stories? Is it really possible for any international school to have a successful fundraising program?
Triangle Associates offers an exclusive retreat for international schools that are considering launching a fundraising program, or that have questions about the efficacy of their current program. By the end of this weekend seminar, you’ll have received no-nonsense, realistic advice from a current practitioner of international school advancement. What are the non-negotiables of starting a fundraising program? What should your expectations be? Should you start this at your school? And how, exactly, should you start it?
Topics covered will include the strategic importance of fundraising; fundraising for the here and now (not just for the future); understanding the correct foundation and structure from the Board to the advancement office; obstacles to overcome; and planning from initial success to sustainable growth.
What is Triangle Associates?
We are an international consultancy focusing on private, independent education. Our years of experience, coupled with our deep knowledge of private, independent and international education, put us in a unique position to help your school adapt, change and grow. Everything we do aligns the right leadership with exceptional governance and a winning strategy to drive outcomes, enrollment and sustainable resources.
We start by listening to your school’s story and together we customize a plan to provide the tools and services that will help you manage the present and adapt for the future.
Clive Watkins has been the Director of Advancement at the International School of Prague since 2010. During that time, with the help of dedicated colleagues, volunteers, and the school’s strategically-minded board of trustees, he established an annual giving program, a growing Endowment, a broadening culture of philanthropy, and is in the quiet phase of the school’s first capital campaign. Clive holds an MBA from Babson College, and attended the Dragon School and Eton College before graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy. He worked in business start-ups and Venture Capital in Europe and the US before finding his passion in fundraising for scholarships and financial aid (of which he was a beneficiary at Exeter).
“I have read, researched and talked to a lot of people and haven’t learned as much from them as I did from you in half an hour.”
Elvan Yazmaci Ersoy, Board of Trustees, American International School of Vienna
“Thank you very much, on behalf of the Trustees, for a truly memorable day. Yes, it is a cliché, but the insights, mistakes, anecdotes, do's & don'ts were worth your weight in gold.”
Dominic Arbuthnott, Board Chair, American International School of Budapest