SAIS Virtual Bulletin Board

Welcome to the SAIS virtual bulletin board for events hosted by schools and related organizations. 

Advancement Benchmarking in Independent Schools: What should we measure, and why?

GG+A, Virtual
October 3, 2022

Join three thought leaders in independent school fundraising for a discussion on collecting, analyzing, and benchmarking fundraising data in independent schools. With ever more pressure to increase philanthropic revenue in school advancement programs, combined with limited staff resources to perform analytics and benchmarking, how should advancement staff be measuring success and informing strategy and tactics for fundraising? What matters? Cost per dollar raised? Board giving? Alumni participation? If none of these common benchmarks, then what? Hear from these leaders about the key data points any independent school program should be measuring and benchmarking against its peers. Ann Snyder will also discuss CASE and NAIS’s recently-launched partnership in collecting independent school fundraising data and some of the benefits of the partnership. More information.

MISBO Annual Conference – Bridge to the Future

Savannah, GA
October 26-28, 2022

Join your colleagues at the 2022 MISBO Annual Conference and work together to reimagine the potential of tomorrow’s education landscape, take lessons learned, and build a Bridge to the Future – one our schools, parents, and students want and need for tomorrow.

The independent school community continues to evolve, proving time and again the resiliency of our school leaders. This conference will provide you with an opportunity to develop your skills while you expand your knowledge and professional network when learning from education industry leaders and peers. Connect with your colleagues in beautiful Savannah, GA. More information.

The Bottom Line: An Operational Case for Racial Equity

NCAIS, Virtual

The Bottom Line is designed to help school leaders understand the role that institutional culture and decision-making play in racial equity and begin to view this work through the lens of the school mission. This course will enable leaders to engage in conversation, assess their school culture, and determine community climate.

After completing the modules, leaders will have access to the School Readiness Audit that will guide them through a series of questions and key factors to consider in planning next steps. This program aims to create a more equitable and inclusive community that embraces the nuances and varied experiences of those from diverse backgrounds.
More information.

Cultivating Communities of Belonging


Designed to foster understanding and a sense of belonging for all community members, this course is for school communities to experience together on their journey towards racially equitable schools.
More information.

Supercharge Your Middle School CS Classroom with Bob Irving

Jared O’Leary

In this interview with Bob Irving, we discuss Bob’s book (Hard Fun: Supercharge your middle school computer science classroom with project-based, hands-on, just-in-time learning!), learning CS through Minecraft, the impact of COVID on Bob’s teaching, the importance of interest-driven learning, the future of CS education, and much more. More information.