26 Jun '14

News State schools begin to build alumni networks but should ask for cash too

Comprehensives are developing their own old school tie, but are still slow to raise funds from former pupilsState schools are missing a fundraising opportunity potentially worth tens of millions of pounds a year by failing to ask their former pupils for money, according to a charity campaigning for better alumni links in the state sector.A survey commissioned for the organisation Future First found 30% of state school alumni questioned would be willing to make a donation to their former schools if asked, yet only 1% had done so. State schools should learn from the fundraising example of private schools, which educate only 7% of pupils yet raise £130m annually in private donations, says the charity. Continue reading...

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