NAIS Resources by Role

As part of the NAIS community, you and your entire team have access to the tools and resources needed to succeed. Below is an overview of the benefits that are most relevant to the various roles at your school.
 
Head of School, Business Officer, and Division Leader
Development Officer
Admission Officer and Communications Professional
Diversity Practitioner
Trustee
Teacher
Resources for All
 
Head of School, Business Officer, and Division Leader

 Development Officer
  • Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL): Explore your annual giving history and benchmark your trends against peer schools.
  • Trend Analysis: Discover research on what motivates independent school donors and read publications such as the NAIS Trendbook to stay up-to-date on industry trends.
  • NAIS Connect: Join the Development online community to share your ideas, find solutions to your challenges, and expand your network.
  • Best Practices: Review the Principles of Good Practice for Fundraising, and then use these standards to guide your work.
  • Professional Development: Network with peers to gain skills and knowledge that will improve your donor and alumni outreach during webinars, meetups, the CASE-NAIS Independent School Conference, or the NAIS Annual Conference
  • Publications: Read publications such as the NAIS Trendbook, the Handbook of Philanthropy at Independent Schools, or Gifts That Give Back.
 Admission Officer and Communications Professional
  • Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL): Benchmark your school’s data against peer schools. 
  • Market View: Better understand your community and find prospective students in your area.
  • NAIS Connect: Join the Admission or Communications online communities to share your ideas, find solutions to your challenges, and expand your network.
  • Best Practices: Review the Principles of Good Practice for Admissions, and then use these standards to guide your work.
  • Trend Analysis: Discover research on what motivates parents to send their child(ren) to independent schools, and read publications such as the NAIS Trendbook to stay up-to-date on industry trends.
  • Find a School Directory: Ensure your school’s profile is current, and enhance your listing by visiting the Account Management form of your online profile. Note: Your head of school first may need to grant you “Roster Manager” access through their online account.
  • Professional Development: Network with peers to gain skills and knowledge needed for your role during webinars, meetups, and other NAIS events.
  • Member Logo: Display the Proud Member logo on your website and marketing materials to show that you are part of our strong network.
 Diversity Practitioner  Trustee
  • Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL): Explore dashboard charts related to your school’s operations, then benchmark them against peer schools to make data-driven decisions throughout the year.  
  • Best Practices: Review the Principles of Good Practice for the Board of Trustees, and then use these standards to guide your work this year.
  • Professional Development: Maximize the working relationship between the head of school and the board of trustees by signing up for Leadership Through Partnership
  • NAIS Trustees’ Guide: Review the information, tools, and advice needed to lead schools in a changing educational landscape.
  • The Trustee Table Podcast: Gain insights and information for trustees, board chairs, and school administrators on critical governance and leadership issues.
  • Publications: Read essential publications, such as the Trustee Handbook and The Trustee's Guide to Fiduciary Responsibilities, to help inform your work.
 Teacher  Resources for All
  • COVID-19 Resources: Explore our collections of resources that help schools navigate these uncertain times.
  • Member Voices Podcasts: Gain insights from stories and discussions with experts and individuals in the independent school community.
  • Sharing Solutions: Share your strategies, samples, stories, and solutions that can help peers as they face uncertain times amid the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Independent School Magazine: Find articles relevant to your focus, and then discuss them with your colleagues and peers. Subscribe to receive your own copy of each issue.
  • Independent Ideas Blog: Explore the issues and trends that matter most in education right now.
  • Social Media: Connect with colleagues in the NAIS community by following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram

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