Development Planning for Schools

If you’ve struggled with building a sound business plan for your school, faced resistance from staff and faculty about modern ways to meet the economic needs of your school, or just wanted to figure out a better way to develop multiple revenue streams to build a solid financial base for your school, this course is for you!

Over 6 weeks, participants will learn the principles of a solid development plan, how fundraising depends on relationship-building, and how to build a 12-month development plan that will build your school. We’ll confront uncomfortable but necessary questions about the role of money in creating a sound school, study the psychology of giving and come to understand the energy of money and its impact on improving the quality of community health, relationships, and integration.

Offered in March and October, the Development Planning Course empowers school staff and faculty to feel comfortable with asking for and receiving monetary gifts. Participants will learn how Development integrates with Marketing, and understand how to invite the whole community to partner in this essential process.

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What’s included:


3 live group calls


In-depth lessons with templates and worksheets


Unlimited feedback on your work


Resources on finding grants and types of fundraisers


Case studies on what’s worked for independent schools


Hear from school development experts!

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The Development Planning for Schools Course
is an
6-week course that starts March 1, 2022 and October 11, 2022!

All live calls begin at 11 a.m. ET

Live Call dates starting March 1, 2022:

  • PTuesday, March 1, 2022
  • PTuesday, March 15, 2022
  • PTuesday, March 29, 2022

Live Call dates starting October 11, 2022:

  • PTuesday, October 11, 2022
  • PTuesday, October 25, 2022
  • PTuesday, November 8, 2022
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Schools Love Working with Your People…

“Working with such a top-notch professional helped us enormously by keeping us focused on marketing efforts likely to be truly effective. Your advice and knowledge for our school’s values made the course deeply relevant, with every session bringing specific advice and ideas we could actually use.”

“I found the course to be a very cost-effective way to increase our knowledge of marketing basics and how to apply them in a Waldorf school environment.”

“I was inspired by this course and appreciate that Lynne has a deep understanding of Waldorf education.”

“I took this course because I needed a pick-me-up and some inspiration on staying the course and some new insight on how to conceptualize it.”

“Thanks to Lynne’s Media Relations Master Class, I now understand the mechanics of creating press releases and media pitches, and most importantly the role they play in marketing and how much time I should be dedicating to the work. I got a ton of value from participating!”

Mary, Vancouver Waldorf School

“I went into this course knowing absolutely nothing about media relations, and I ended the course feeling much more knowledgeable about what media relations is and how to best use it for our school. I’m excited to use the tools that I learned from Lynne! The live calls were my favorite – Lynne has such a solid understanding of Waldorf schools and her passion and commitment to her students and clients was evident.”

Morgan Branson, Da Vinci Waldorf School

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