John Curtis

JOHN CURTIS, PH.D.
Professor of Donor-Driven Fundraising, Board Development, Strategic Planning, and Change Mgmt. with 25 years of nonprofit consulting experience.

MAR 12, 2024

Donor-Driven, Major Gifts Fundraising WITHOUT Development Staff

Most schools understand the need to transform their approach to fundraising but few know how, especially when they have NO fundraising staff.

This workshop will show you how to use an innovative, donor-driven approach that is based on the donor’s philanthropic goals, family tradition or Christian faith.

This approach is not about what the school wants FROM the donor but, instead, what the schools wants FOR the donor.

You will learn how to

  1. develop, launch, and successfully conclude a major gifts campaign with little expense and WITHOUT any development staff;
  2. engage your board, staff, and alumni in developing a clear, compelling Case for Support about why a donor would invest in your school in the first place;
  3. design and host fun, inspiring, non-fundraising awareness events to introduce the Case to new donor prospects to earn the right to solicit them for a gift; and
  4. do donor cultivation and solicitation following the event with existing donors, board, staff, and volunteers.

Why not have faculty join you at no extra charge in this workshop?

JIM J. ADAMS, Ed.D.
President Emeritus Life Pacific University

APR 9, 2024

How to Recruit and Retain International Students

Your small Christian college can increase enrollment and provide a more vibrant campus climate by enrolling students from across borders.

This workshop will introduce college leaders to

  1. the regulatory systems, enrollment management strategies, and methods critical for retaining international students on campus;
  2. the logistics and strategies for enrolling international students in online or distance programs; and
  3. context concerning English language competency and specialized support services needed for international students.
Brian Tomhave

BRAIN TOMHAVE, MA
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at Life Pacific University

MAY 14, 2024

How to Train Faculty to Teach Online

The greatest factor determining the quality of an online course is excellent instruction grounded in careful course design.

This workshop will present methods for training faculty to create an online learning community resulting in improved courses, programs, student satisfaction, and retention.

Participants will learn how to

  1. establish clear expectations for online faculty,
  2. train them to meet those expectations through significant instructor / student interaction, and
  3. evaluate faculty performance with a goal toward improvement.

Why not have faculty join you at no extra charge in this workshop?

Dr. David Agron

DAVID AGRON, PHD
Senior Accreditation Consultant at Agron & Associates, Inc.

SEP 10, 2024

Assessment 101

Assessment should not be a headache nor useless busy work.

This workshop will show you the keys to building an assessment plan that gives you useful data, guards against mission drift, and leads to improvements in your school.

Dr. Agron will distribute some of the same tools and instruments he uses for schools that outsource their assessment management to his company.

Why not have faculty join you at no extra charge in this workshop?

Dr. David Agron

DAVID AGRON, PHD
Senior Accreditation Consultant at Agron & Associates, Inc.

Oct 8, 2024

Accreditation: When Will Your School Be Ready to Pursue It?

After this workshop, you will understand how to pursue accreditation, know whether your college is ready to begin, and leave with a variety of suggestions for strengthening your college.

Specifically, we will discuss . . .

  • the benefits of accreditation;
  • choosing the right accrediting agency;
  • eligibility requirements;
  • steps and timelines in the accreditation process;
  • costs;
  • the documents to prepare (hundreds of pages and hundreds of changes to make); and
  • the roadblocks your college may face, and how to overcome those roadblocks (e.g., lack of finances, not enough students, inadequate faculty credentials, staff and expertise, etc.).

Why not have faculty join you at no extra charge in this workshop?

Sally Samuels

SALLY SAMUELS
Director of Compliance at FAME, Inc.

NOV 12, 2024

After Title IV Approval: Next Steps for Maximum Funding

Once your school is approved for Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid, there are many steps to ensure that your students are eligible to receive the maximum aid at your institution.

This session will provide step by step instructions to ensure that students are funded timely and that your institution is in compliance.

After this workshop, you will also know

  • how to set up required bank accounts,
  • what items must be included on your website, and
  • important ED websites.

Author

  • David Agron, Ph.D.

    Dr. Agron is the managing editor of Christian Academia Magazine. He also serves as an accreditation consultant. Since 1999, Agron & Associates, Inc. has specialized in helping Christian colleges achieve accreditation. In both roles, his mission is to help raise up Christian colleges in quality, quantity, reputation and impact for the Kingdom of God. If you would like to discuss how his firm can help your school achieve accreditation, contact him at [email protected].

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