COVID-19 related "Broader Efforts"

Awarded to AIMS/ADVIS

ERV~ Essential Resources for (a time of) VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity

Independent schools are operating in an era of VUCA. Essential Resources for VUCA (ERV) addresses the critical challenge of sustainability faced by many schools in this unprecedented time of converging crises. The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) and the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) will collaboratively develop a (continuously) vetted and curated “Resource Bank” of quality professional consultants, together with a program to support ready access to their services, in order to assist their 250 combined member schools in four states within the mid-Atlantic region navigate and address critical issues related to school sustainability during this time of unprecedented challenge. ERV will serve as a prototype for providing much-needed access to expertise, especially for those schools most in jeopardy. As school leadership has ongoing need and desire to be able to turn to expert counsel to serve as a guide through major crises, ERV will also serve as a beta test for the value of a "seal of approval” on a curated “Resource Bank” of professional consultants.

Awarded to Friends Council on Education

Institutional Strategy & Economics of Multicampus Independent Schools: Identifying Strategic Models and Schools that Succeed

To fill the data gap and improve schools’ ability to engage in comprehensive planning for their financial futures, Friends Council on Education (FCE) received a grant to pursue a research project to survey, analyze, and report on the form and performance of multicampus schools in a research project with Rational Partners (RP).