This interview explores the changing attitudes of heads of school toward fundraising, addressing shifts over time, collaborations with advancement, and essential elements for an ideal partnership with consultants.

Each year, on average, just over 10% of independent schools hire a new head of school, while the average tenure is less than six years. Bob Weston, Senior Vice President and Practice Lead of Independent Schools at CCS Fundraising, and Margot Mache, Vice President at CCS Fundraising, spoke with John Green, search consultant for RG175, about the implications of this trend on fundraising and the growing importance for heads to dedicate time to advancement. John’s 32 years of independent school leadership, including 12 years as a Head of School, informs his work as a search consultant.

A profile picture of Bob Weston.
A headshot of John Green.
A profile picture of Bob Weston.
A headshot of John Green.
A profile picture of Margot Mache.
A headshot of John Green.
A profile picture of Margot Mache.
A headshot of John Green.
A profile picture of Bob Weston.
A headshot of John Green.
A profile picture of Bob Weston.
A headshot of John Green.
A profile picture of Margot Mache.

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