Community engagement and advocacy for the School
Philanthropy’s literal meaning is ‘the love of humankind’. It involves the giving of time, information, goods, services and money to improve the wellbeing of humanity and the community.
An important element of philanthropy is advocacy or lending one’s voice. If we collectively lend our voices in support of the School, students and staff, the subsequent goodwill this generates will enhance the School’s reputation and standing.
Such active advocacy engages the School’s key constituents: parents, students, staff, alumni, past staff and friends.
In a culture of philanthropy
Culture is the most important factor in determining an organisation’s effectiveness.
The community is intentionally engaged and participates as a partner with the organisation.
It’s all about the relationships.
Donors = skills, talents, time and money.
Every gift is important.