This Innovation Sprint covers NAIS’s Donor Jobs-To-Be-Done (JTBD) research and leads school teams through a design challenge that turns those insights into action. What current or upcoming campaign can you rapidly redesign based on the Donor Jobs you serve? How might you strengthen and de-risk your design with strong cross-school collaboration and feedback? This is a fast-paced session for teams that are looking to strategize their fundraising capabilities based on research and innovation protocols.
Innovation Sprints are one-day, three-hour team-based events. You can meet on-campus or off, while the NAIS Strategy Lab team facilitates remotely.
To prepare for this innovation sprint, attendees should read the JTBD booklet Why Do Donors Give to Independent Schools?
Additional Donor JTBD resources can be reviewed on this webpage.
Schools determine which individuals (up to six) will make up their Innovation Sprint team. When you register, you will enter the names of known attendees. You can make updates and changes to these names until two weeks before the event. We do not recommend making changes closer to the date because of the pre-work assignments. There are no discounts for schools that decide to send fewer than six attendees.
Schools can attend single sprints or string together multiple sprints based on need. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to consult with NAIS staff about mixing and matching sprints based on your goals.
Registrants may cancel their reservation until 30 days before the event. They will be fully refunded less a $75 administrative fee. Refunds will not be issued after that date. Cancellation requests should be sent via email to email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023; noon to 3 PM ET
This is a team-based experience, so a diverse group representing a cross section of the school (up to six people) is important. The primary audience includes heads, administrators, and faculty members. Teams attending this sprint might consider including a director of advancement. Please note, you do not need to know all attendees upon registering.