Jon Dize

Tuck the Curtain

As a recent presentation, the following story of Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels was shared: At a gala celebrating his life, Mr. Hilton was asked, “What was the most important lesson you’ve learned in your long and distinguished career?” His reply was, “Remember to tuck the shower curtain inside the bathtub.” While I can… Read more »

Monthly Giving Goes Mainstream

I will see advertisements for webinars, posts from experts, etc. advocating a cool, new concept, monthly giving. Is monthly giving new? Not really. How many remember the old 3 minute-long commercial from “Feed the Children”-type charities that would challenge you thus:  “for less the cost of a cup of coffee every month, you could feed this… Read more »

Learn and Lead 2018

On June 4 & 5, 40 attendees basked in the light of the stained glass windows of Concordia Lutheran High School’s Worship Conference Center (see picture) as The Lutheran Schools Partnership hosted its annual Learn & Lead conference. As usual, we invited our schools and associated churches, but then also opened spots for schools that… Read more »

10 Latest Auction Trends

Auction Season Approaches For some people August is the start of the school month… for fundraising staff, it’s the start of the fall auction season! As some of our schools look to October through December to operate their dinner/auctions and golf outings, others will start working with their committees and start to plan their spring… Read more »