About Me

My name is Barbara Barron, and I’ve been working in the field of Independent School Advancement for nearly 20 years.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a struggling school start to thrive. My hope is that you’re here to make a positive change as well. I hope my advice can be a part of that change.

If this is your first time here, I recommend you take a look at "What Does an Advancement Consultant Do?" Or perhaps review the articles I've written about this wonderful work we do, collected here.

My name is Barbara Barron, and I’ve been working in the field of Independent School Advancement for nearly 20 years.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a struggling school start to thrive. My hope is that you’re here to make a positive change as well. I hope my advice can be a part of that change.

Questions? Good ideas? Feel free to E-mail Me at barbara@barbarabarron.com or Connect on LinkedIn

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About Me

My name is Barbara Barron, and I’ve been working in the field of Independent School Advancement for nearly 20 years.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a struggling school start to thrive. My hope is that you’re here to make a positive change as well. I hope my advice can be a part of that change.

If this is your first time here, I recommend you take a look at "What Does an Advancement Consultant Do?" Or perhaps review the articles I've written about this wonderful work we do, collected here.

My name is Barbara Barron, and I’ve been working in the field of Independent School Advancement for nearly 20 years.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a struggling school start to thrive. My hope is that you’re here to make a positive change as well. I hope my advice can be a part of that change.

Questions? Good ideas? Feel free to E-mail Me at barbara@barbarabarron.com or Connect on LinkedIn

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  • "Hiring Barbara gave us the confidence and clarity to move our campaign from never ending preparation into forward action."

  • "Barbara is fantastic to work with. She is an expert at guiding your fundraising projects to yield many positive results."

  • "In addition to being warm, engaging, and smart, Barbara has the unique ability to hone in on the most salient details of complex issues and provide guidance that is relevant and practical."

Latest Newsletter from Barbara

Latest Newsletter

Sent July 1 2020
Sent July 1 2020

TO: You

FROM: Barbara Barron

SUBJECT: How One School Reimagined Its Gala and Raised Over a Million Dollars

Whew! That was about the wildest, weirdest, and most emotionally draining three months of school ever, right? Congratulations on everything you did to get to the end of the year.

My wish for you is that you get to take a break! It's crucial that you have a chance to rest and restore before we plunge back into the work – the very real work – of finding and securing the resources our schools need to remain relevant and be part of the solution to the many significant challenges we face.

I plan to take a vacation myself. I’m going to take July to visit my children, reconnect with my grandson, and meet the newest member of our family.

On my way out, I offer some food for thought, written in the spirit of sharing good news. I hope it gives us energy as we try to figure out how the fall semester -- and next year -- may look.

How One School Reimagined Its Gala and Raised Over a Million Dollars

The other day, I spoke with a favorite client of mine about their recent virtual gala.

This is a person I deeply respect who runs a top-notch advancement program at a very well-resourced school. She wanted to share with me the ways that they "pivoted" (our new favorite word) to create an event that was "of the moment." An event that exceeded all hopes and bested their all-time highest revenue event. She wanted to share it with me so that I would share it with you. That’s the kind of generous person she is. That - in and of itself - was my good news dose for the week.

Here’s her story, paraphrased.

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Wishing you a healthy, peaceful month. More in August!

Thank you for all you’re doing. Be well.