Your school can grow more this year.

Learn what’s possible at Cultivate 2019.

Your school can grow more this year.

Learn what’s possible at Cultivate 2019.

You have so many goals for your school this year — but is your strategy optimized to engage today’s parents in an increasingly competitive educational space?

Find your path forward at Cultivate 2019, the conference for the advancement of Catholic schools.

This year, Cultivate features a fresh roster of sessions and speakers, including Catholic education and administration experts who will dive into key areas of school advancement. As an attendee, you’ll discover surprising data, deep insights, and new examples to help you lead your school’s growth into 2020, 2021, and beyond.

  • Enrollment
  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Leadership

Bringing together presidents, principals, advancement directors, development directors, and board members, Cultivate is one part seminar series, one part networking event — with all parts focused on arming you with strategies for promoting and growing your school.

 


Keynote Speaker

Matt Russell

Chief Advancement
and Business Development Officer

National Catholic
Educational Association

 

Location

Normandy Farm

1401 Morris Rd.
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Dates

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Registration

Early Registration Rates

$185.00 two-day pass (6/18 and 6/19)

$135.00 one-day pass (6/18 or 6/19)

$575.00 two-day group pass for 4 (6/18 and 6/19)



Fee includes workshops, materials, tote bag, and lunch.

We have partial scholarships available. To apply, please submit your registration along with a letter describing how a partial scholarship would be beneficial to your institution.

Send the letter to Info@AOPCatholicSchools.org. We will try to assist as many schools as we can.

Register Online Or Download a Printable Registration Form

 

Questions? Contact us at Info@AOPCatholicSchools.org or 215.587.5664.




 

Tuesday, June 18th

Session Title Speaker Name Track Name Start Time End Time Room
Registration/Check In     9:00 10:00 Lobby
Keynote Speaker Matt Russell   10:00 11:00 Grand Ballroom
TBD TBD Leadership 11:15 12:15 Coolidge
Understanding the National Market Research on Catholic Schools Nick Regina Enrollment/Marketing 11:15 12:15 Adams
Journey Mapping: Optimizing the Experiences of your Target Audiences to Maximize Enrollment and Philanthropy Samantha Green & Karly Forman Development 11:15 12:15 Madison
Lunch     12:15 1:15  
Culture Eats Philanthropy for Breakfast (Part 1 of 3) Kishshana Palmer Leadership 1:15 2:15 Grand Ballroom
From Prospect to Enrolled James Collins Enrollment/Marketing 1:15 2:15 Adams
Advancement Fundamentals TBD Development 1:15 2:15 Madison
Culture Eats Philanthropy for Breakfast (Part 2 of 3) Kishshana Palmer Leadership 2:30 3:30 Grand Ballroom
Closing the Sale TBD Enrollment/Marketing 2:30 3:30 Adams
How to Hook a Tax Credit Prospect Bill O'Brien Development 2:30 3:30 Madison
Culture Eats Philanthropy for Breakfast (Part 3 of 3) Kishshana Palmer Leadership 3:45 4:45 Grand Ballroom
How to Promote and Leverage your School’s Middle States Accreditation TBD Enrollment/Marketing 3:45 4:45 Adams
TBD TBD Development 3:45 4:45 Madison
Mass     5:00 6:00 Silos Ballroom

Wednesday, June 19th

Session Title Speaker Name Track Name Start Time End Time Room
Welcome Nick Regina   9:30 9:45 Silos Ballroom
TBD TBD Leadership 10:00 11:00 Coolidge
Strategic Use of Financial Aid Bob McBride Enrollment/Marketing 10:00 11:00 Adams
Ask the Expert: Capital Campaigns, Planned Giving, Board Engagement, Data Management Panel Development 10:00 11:00 Madison
Using Tech to Make Your Life Easier: Tips and Tricks for School Administrators William Brannick Leadership 11:15 12:15 Coolidge
How to Create a Social Media Ambassador Program TBD Enrollment/Marketing 11:15 12:15 Adams
Meet in the Middle: How to Find, Engage, and Solicit Mid-level Donors Where they Are Carla Ricci & Garth Allen Development 11:15 12:15 Madison
Lunch     12:15 1:15  
Beyond SILO-ed Thinking Steve Clement Leadership 1:15 2:15 Coolidge
Social Media Best Practices, Tips, and Advice from the Field and Beyond Panel Enrollment/Marketing 1:15 2:15 Adams
The Strategy Behind Crowdfunding: When to Use Technology to Boost your Bottom Line TBD Development 1:15 2:15 Madison
Basics of SEO Kiersten Hepler Enrollment/Marketing 2:30 3:30 Coolidge
Results-Driven Grant Writing: Building Metrics that Tell Your Story Rob Weinstein & Dia Becker Development 2:30 3:30 Madison
Marketing Photography Sarah Webb Enrollment/Marketing 2:30 3:30 Adams
Closing Session     3:30 3:45 Grand Ballroom