Strategic Partners

As part of our commitment to offering counsel in “best practices” across all areas of our work, we carefully align ourselves with strategic partners proven for delivering excellence through best practices and products. We are grateful for the important role each plays as a Partner in Mission with us.


 

Andrew Margie
Co-Founder and CEO

www.alumnifire.com

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Alumnifire is an award-winning networking and mentorship platform that transforms dispersed networks into exclusive communities full of value and outcomes. Featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and MSNBC, Alumnifire has been activated by alumni in over 750 alumni communities globally.

Alumnifire offers a refreshingly lightweight and intuitive platform to engage alumni and other stakeholders to volunteer their personal and professional value to their communities. Alumnifire requires no technical integration, no proprietary data, and can be rolled out in days. Membership is free for users, and they can sign up using email or their existing LinkedIn or Facebook accounts.

Requiring minimal staff and financial investment, Alumnifire offers its school partners a robust set of administrative tools that include: refined segmentation, data downloads, activity measurement, a pre-segmented email CRM, and much more. Alumnifire is best-in-class in data security and accessibility.


 

Ashley Nyman
Nonprofit Campaign Manager

www.andrewdm.com

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Andrews provides nonprofit organizations with results-driven messaging and fundraising campaigns.  We are committed to every aspect of your direct mail and digital projects, from crafting your message and creating memorable design, to printing, posting, mailing and post-campaign analysis. 

Your work is inspirational, our work will help you stand out and achieve the results you need!

Andrews helps develop an emotional bond with audiences, creating dialogue that results in interested applicants, an engaged community, supportive alumni and loyal donors for years to come. We listen to your needs and develop the budget-appropriate solutions that are right for your school. 

Services Offered:

  • Creative Development
  • Annual Appeals, Event Invitations, Capital Campaign Materials, Annual Reports, Newsletters, Brochures, Planned Giving Materials
  • Strategic Campaign Planning
  • Brand Identity and Re-Branding
  • Copywriting
  • Data Management & Modeling for Segmented Donor Targeting
  • Printing and Mailing Service

 

Holman Gao
Founder & CEO

www.boostmyschool.com

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Committed. Collaborative. Community. It’s what we hear over and over when we ask Catholic schools to describe themselves. They also happen to be the words used by our current Catholic school partners when describing Boost My School!

At Boost My School, we are committed to helping your school offer your community a giving and event registration experience that is reliable, flexible, and engaging – with pricing designed to support your school’s budget. Additionally, as the only advancement and events platform built exclusively for K-12 schools, we offer your team a range of features built specifically for the unique community you serve while being easy to learn and fast to implement.

With Boost, your giving and event registration goes from transactional to engaging and community-centric thanks to built-in tools like leaderboards, challenges, comment walls, and more. Plus, with integrated modern payment options like Apple Pay and Venmo, not only will your community want to give, but giving will become seamless.

We invite you to hear for yourself why schools like Rosary Academy in California went with Boost to take their “fundraising efforts to the next level” by visiting us online, joining an educational webinar, or checking us out at one of the Partners in Mission conferences.

In the meantime, visit boostmyschool.com/use-cases to see real examples of the initiatives our schools use Boost for, including:

  • Walkathons and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Giving Days
  • Alumni and Community Events
  • Athletics Giving
  • Reunion Registration
  • Golf Outings

 

Jeremy Taylor
Managing Director

www.catholicinvest.org

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From feeding the hungry to educating young minds to providing life-saving medical services, Catholic non-profit organizations can do more with greater financial resources.

That’s where Catholic Investment Services aims to have a meaningful impact. Our founders — all well-known investment management industry veterans — saw the need among Catholic organizations for enhanced stewardship and investment excellence aligned with Catholic principles.  We strive to meet that need by delivering strong investment returns and peace of mind to our clients, who know that their endowments and pensions are invested to reflect their organizations’ Catholic beliefs.

Formed in 2013, Catholic Investment Services is a Boston-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt investment manager and a registered investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (“Advisers Act”). We manage approximately $1 billion on behalf of Catholic non-profits (dioceses, religious orders, colleges and universities, high schools, healthcare organizations, and social service organizations and foundations) across the country.


 

Simon Tumansky
Founder & CEO

www.chalkbooks.com

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ChalkBooks is the only school development acceleration platform.

ChalkBooks includes an AI-powered development CRM, donor communication, prospect research, and reporting that helps schools raise more in less time.

ChalkBooks simplifies school development work by improving the donor lifecycle. It streamlines pledge management, prospect research, stewardship, and reporting, allowing development officers to focus on building relationships.

Every school that partners with ChalkBooks is assigned a dedicated success manager who works hand-in-hand with the school to ensure branding, customization, data onboarding, and rollout go smoothly. We work diligently together to ensure ChalkBooks delivers tangible results.

ChalkBooks works solely with independent schools, including The Branson School, St. Peter Claver, Bishop Larkin Catholic School, Los Altos Christian, Morning Star School, Frostig School, and many others nationwide. ChalkBooks is also a preferred Advancement Software partner for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida schools.
 


 

Anthony Cook, Ed.D.
Director, Strategic Relationships

www.curriculumassociates.com

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Curriculum Associates offers a variety of reading and mathematics programs, including i-Ready, to support every learner on their path toward grade-level success.

  • i-Ready Assessment provides rich data that empowers teachers with a deeper knowledge of their students so they can take meaningful instructional next steps.
  • i-Ready Instruction supports educators, engage classrooms, and enable all students to access grade-level learning and beyond.
    • i-Ready Personalized Instruction delivers engaging online Grades K–8 lessons—guided by i-Ready Assessment data—to motivate students on their paths to proficiency and growth.
  • Teacher Toolbox is a digital collection of easily accessible instructional resources that support differentiated instruction for all learners.
  • Magnetic Reading (Grades K–5) is a reading comprehension program with knowledge-rich, culturally responsive content that supports diverse learners and draws classrooms together.
  • PHONICS for Reading, authored by reading expert Dr. Anita Archer, is a systematic, research-based intervention program that helps older students become fluent and independent readers.
  • BRIGANCE is early childhood screening and instructional resources.

 

Mark Parker CFRE
Channel Manager, Consulting Partnerships

www.donorsearch.net

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DonorSearch was founded in 2007 with one goal: to provide more accurate, more comprehensive, more actionable data to help nonprofits of all types achieve better fundraising and outreach results.

Headed by industry veterans, DonorSearch is a leading provider of prospect research to nonprofits of all types, including charities, healthcare organizations, fraternities/sororities, religious organizations and educators.

Using information from 25 databases, DonorSearch uses proprietary algorithms to help clients find the best philanthropic prospects. DonorSearch’s data can be easily integrated with most common donor management and general sales software, putting critical donor information at a client’s fingertips.

 


 

Dan Hughes
National Sales Director

www.factsmgt.com

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FACTS Management, a Nelnet company (NYSE: NNI), is located in Lincoln, Neb., and is committed to making educational dreams possible for families and students, as well as enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions.

FACTS serves nearly two million families at over 11,500 schools, and manages $7.1 billion in tuition funds annually and is preferred by more Catholic schools as their provider of tuition management and financial needs assessment than any other company. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, payment administration and processing, financial needs assessment, online application and enrollment, donor management, and RenWeb student administration software.

The partnership between the school and FACTS is developed via a collaborative team approach that results in the most beneficial program for the school. Our unwavering pledge to superior customer service and support is the cornerstone of this partnership.


 

Rob DiMartino
Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist

www.finalsite.com

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Celebrating 25 years of working with Catholic Schools
www.finalsite.com/catholic

Simplify your process, unify your community, and amplify your impact with Finalsite School Engagement Solutions.

With responsive, award-winning, and mobile-first designs, our team will work with you to create a website that's as one-of-a-kind as your school. With our easy-to-use tools, you can publish your content across different platforms in just one click, create pages in a snap, improve your SEO, and more.

With Finalsite, you'll reach more families, increase engagement, save time, worry less — and have fun while doing it!

Engage your community any time, anywhere.
Digital communications are the puzzle pieces that hold it all together — but all too often, these tools are disjointed and out of sync with today’s needs.

Reach everyone, everywhere, all at once through Finalsite's communication tools and mobile app. From mass notifications and newsletters, to email automation and AI tools, you can do it all from one trusted platform with zero hassle.

Reach your goals with the help of Finalsite's certified experts.
Accelerate your marketing and communications efforts with our in-house experts in the areas of SEO, digital advertising, marketing strategy, and virtual webmasters.
 


 

Steven C. Habeeb, AIA, CPTED, LEED AP
President

www.habeebarch.com

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Habeeb & Associates Architects is committed to the advancement and mission of Catholic schools. With over 30 years of experience, we are experts at designing school buildings which support and enhance your educational, extra-curricular and athletic programs, while meeting your budget. We believe the key to a successful, cost-effective project is proper planning. With that in mind, we work closely with you to produce exceptional designs that create an alignment between your school’s facilities, educational program and vision for the future.

  • Master Planning
  • New Schools
  • Additions
  • Renovations
  • Assessments

 

Susan Speiser
Catholic School Specialist

www.niche.com

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Niche is a trusted partner for over 3,000 schools and colleges, helping them streamline operations, build brand awareness, and achieve their enrollment targets. Each year, more than 70 million people rely on Niche as the nation’s number one resource for students and families to discover the schools and colleges that are best for them. Our data-driven enrollment marketing solutions, customizable profiles, and unique market insights empower schools and colleges to build strong brand awareness and engage the right audiences at the right time. With our Niche Direct Admissions program, higher education institutions can proactively admit students based on their Niche Profile alone, offering a modern admissions experience for today’s students that yields higher enrollments. 


 

Jeffrey Stein
President

www.pgmarketing.com

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As your marketing partner, we’ll create unique, engaging personalized marketing that gives you what you want: more prospects with less work.
We’ve been helping fundraisers and development specialists like you for over 25 years. We’ve seen a lot of changes. But, one thing has stayed the same: people.

That’s why at PGM, we create relationships with fundraisers. We give them the support they need through personal attention. And we hold firm to industry best practices so they get the results they need through personalized marketing.

Learn more here.


 

Chase McKee
Founder, CEO

rocketalumnisolutions.com

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Rocket Alumni Solutions provides web-based interactive touchscreen displays. Schools can instantly create & deploy showcase worthy touchscreen experiences. 

Use Cases: 

  • Honor and engage alumni & donors
  • Showcase school history 
  • Attract prospective students 
  • Recognize current student achievements

Sample Sites:


 

Rob Kodama
Director of Sales

www.vidigami.com

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Vidigami is secure community photo management designed for schools. Combined with robust consent administration, Vidigami makes centralizing, organizing and sharing content joyfully easy.

Vidigami removes the complexity of managing content rights and data privacy. We know photos can come from every teacher, staff, parent or student. We understand the need to protect and respect the privacy of this community while delivering on the content needs of this community.

Through Vidigami,  every photo uploaded is intelligently tagged so it immediately becomes part of a school’s living media archive - ready to be founded, ready to be discovered, ready to be shared!

Vidigami is your answer to managing school photos - Who can see them? Who can share them? Do we have permission to use them? Where can we find them? 

Connect with us to learn how Vidigami can provide you with a powerful platform for capturing your history, while engaging your members to share the stories that become our legacy for generations to come