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October 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Chicago Schools to Expand Pre-K with $17M Social Impact Bond

Goldman Sachs and other investors are financing a $17 million social impact bond for the Chicago Public Schools' expansion of a pre-K program.

October 10, 2014

Top K-12 Education Foundations Ranked in National Study

The top 25 foundations serving K-12 schools are ranked based on eight key performance categories, including assets, annual revenues, expenses and volunteers.

September 18, 2014

Schools' Activities to Raise Money With Businesses Don't Pay, Researchers Say

A researcher says it doesn't really pay for districts to get into the business of selling advertising or granting exclusive vending agreements.

December 27, 2013

Outside Capital Helps Build a Business, But it's Not a Business Strategy

This is a post about fundraising. The one I have to write because everyone's expecting me to write it. The one I wouldn't write if I could avoid it because I think it's the wrong thing to focus on publicly.

June 26, 2013

Independent School Governance: How It Works

In years past board members were said to be chosen for their ability to contribute one of the "Three W's: wisdom, work, or wealth." This probably remains true. Good experience and judgment will always be critical to the operation of a school, there is work aplenty for boards and board members, and the capacity to bolster the school's coffers against hard times is ever a good thing.

July 30, 2012

DIY: Raising Money

Raising money is a function of delivering the right pitch to the right person. That's true for impact seeking investments from foundations and return seeing investments from private equity investors.

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