Twenty-six independent school associations co-hosted “Buckle Your Seatbelts: Navigating the Path to the 2021–2022 School Year.” A total of 1,375 trustees and senior leaders registered for the two part series.

Twenty-six independent school associations co-hosted “Buckle Your Seatbelts: Navigating the Path to the 2021–2022 School Year.” A total of 1,375 trustees and senior leaders registered for the two part series held on November 19 and December 3. …

Eric Heilman will be joining our firm as an Institutional Research Consultant. Headshot of Eric Heilman.
Eric Heilman is a leading voice about institutional research in independent schools. Joining Mission & Data as an Institutional Research Consultant part-time, Eric will continue his roles as the Executive Director of the Center for Institutional Research (CIRIS) and as the Director of Institutional Research at Maret School.

Mission & Data is pleased to announce that Eric Heilman will be joining our firm as an Institutional Research Consultant, bringing over 15 years of experience in the field of education and mission-driven data analysis.

“Eric is one of the leading voices in institutional research in independent schools. His quantitative…

By Jay Rapp, Senior Leadership Strategist & Executive Coach, Mission & Data

Families feel the sting of departures acutely, especially when a teacher or coach that engages with their child everyday disappears from their lives. Some families may even scale up the problem and assume broader instability in the school even if no such trend exists.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July of 2021, while the September 2021 issue of McKinsey Quarterly reported more than 19 million US workers have left their jobs since…

Kelsey Vrooman’s new article, “Mission-Driven, Data-Informed Decision Making” was featured in the most recent issue of Access Points magazine published by the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS).

In 2014, Vrooman co-founded ATLIS, the national association that supports, advocates for, and mentors technology professionals in independent schools across…

In June, Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act, the legislation proposes several penalties and incentives that the authors say are needed to speed up distributions from DAFs to active charities.

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have been around since the 1930s, but they’ve increased exponentially in number and value over the past few decades. Educational institutions, the philanthropic arms of financial services companies, and independent philanthropic organizations provide access to DAFs. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of DAFs grew by 60.2%…

Ari Betof

Co-Founder and Partner at Mission & Data; Chief Advancement Officer at Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship

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