Our Services

Partners in Mission is a full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. Our dedicated team of professionals partner with clients to advance their missions by providing comprehensive and effective solutions to address the challenges they face every day. Specializing in advancement program assessments, volunteer leadership, enrollment management, capital campaign management, annual fund segmentation, major gift solicitation, planned giving, stewardship, strategic planning and leadership training, among other related services, Partners in Mission offers proven strategies and practices to advance the mission of growth and excellence in Catholic schools, dioceses, religious congregations and parishes.

Our team has served over 500 Catholic schools and dioceses around the country in more than forty states. Our consultants are accomplished professionals who bring a wealth of experience to Catholic school advancement; many of us actually began their careers working at our high school alma maters. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come.

Summary of Services

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In the Area of Enrollment Management

Enrollment Management Assessments
Enrollment Management Planning Sessions
Advancement Team Planning Sessions
Recruitment Segmentation and Prioritization
Design of Strategic Recruitment Programs
Design of Strategic Retentions Activities
Student / Parent Satisfactions Surveys
Institutional Strategic Planning
Creative Writing for Marketing Initiatives
Faculty and Staff In-service Workshops
Customer Service Training
Secret Shopping for Competitive Advantage

In the Area of Advancement

Advancement Program Assessments
Capital Campaign Feasibility Studies
Capital Campaign Counsel and Management
Case Statement Preparation
Annual Fund Counsel
Annual Fund Segmentation and Analysis Program ©
Board and Volunteer Leadership
Major Gifts and Planned Giving Counsel
Communications Counsel
Team Development and Training
Strategic Planning
Prospect Research
Donor Relations and Stewardship
Selection and implementation of donor information systems
Advancement Program Policies and Procedures
Alumni and Constituent Relations
Special Event Management
Blackbaud “Raiser’s Edge” Consulting

In the Area of School Administration and Leadership

Administrative Models and Structures
Leadership Training for School Administration
Board Member and Leadership In Service Training and Retreats
Renewing and Strengthening Catholic Identity with Workforce Excellence
Achieving and Sustaining Educational Excellence with Workforce Excellence
Strategic and Operational Planning for Workforce Excellence
Organizational Design and Structure
Workforce Planning and Staffing Strategies
Selection, Hiring and On-Boarding
Performance Management for Workforce Excellence
Organizational Learning and Workforce Development
Leadership Development and Succession Planning Integration
Activities and Project Management Strategies
The CRI (Continuous & Rapid Improvement) Process
Gap Analysis and Process Improvement Tools
Effective Issues Resolution and Group Problem Solving Tools
Recognition, Incentive and Reward Processes
Succession, Redeployment and Retirement Strategies and Processes
Strategic Approach to Real Cost Tuition

For Diocese and Archdiocese

Diocesan Workshops on Advancement
Diocesan Workshops on Enrollment Management
Keynote Speakers from Our Team
Diocese Issues and Solutions

For Catholic Parishes

Capital Campaign Feasibility Studies
Capital Campaign Counsel and Management
Grand Annual Programs
Parish Offertory Programs
Parish Stewardship Programs