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

My Schools

About Me

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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

Here is a short list of schools that I've been able to bring transformative change to:

    What I Do

    The scope of my work as an advancement consultant can be broken down into the following activities:

    Latest Article
    What Would Happen if We Picked Up The Phone and Started Calling?

    Around the country, schools and other non-profits are staring at the calendar and trying to decide how and when to launch their Annual Funds. Truthfully, no one really wants to do this. But is there even an option? How many of us work at organizations that can just skip raising those annual dollars? I’d say, none.

    How Can We Practice Stewardship During the Coronavirus Shutdown?by Barbara Barron | Posted March 18th, 2020
    How Do We Thank Trustees?by Barbara Barron | Posted August 19th, 2020
    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

    My Schools

    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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    Testimonials

    • "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."

    Sent August 19th 2020
    Latest Advancement Newsletter

    Latest Newsletter

    TO: You

    FROM: Barbara Barron

    SUBJECT: Thank Trustees

    Hoping this finds you well. And that maybe you got yourself a break.

    I got mine in the form of a (post-self-quarantine) reunion with my precious family last month. I reconnected with my three-year-old grandson and met his snuggly little brother. (Finally!)

    I've naturally been thinking about beginnings. As we all start into this school year, with all of its uncertainties and adjustments, one thing I remain convinced is paramount: gratitude.

    So, where better to start than with our key volunteer leaders?

    Hoping this new article helps you focus on those who do so much. Especially at a time like this!

    How Do We Thank Trustees?

    A client asked me that question the other day. And it’s a good one. It’s a question that is far more complex and potentially far-reaching than it might appear at first glance.

    The question is actually this: How do we thank the people who help steer our organizations? Who give so generously of their time, talent, and treasure? (And yes, it’s all three, my friends. Never let your trustee prospects think otherwise.)  How, especially now, do we acknowledge their work as the decisions they help our Heads make for our schools weigh so heavily. And have a potentially huge impact?

    How can we surprise and delight them (as I advocate in other articles) when they are often in on the planning and execution of our best stewardship plans?

    I bet you have your own answers to those questions already bubbling up in that brilliant mind of yours. I’ll offer my take here.

    Read On...

    In case you missed them the first time around, I've collected the last six months (!) of writing related to how we can best handle our work during the Covid crisis:

    I offer them with the hope that they give you newfound perspective in this moment. And, after revisiting them, I look forward to the moment when they're all completely outdated.

    Wishing you good luck and good health,

    Barbara Barron