Holistic promotes the advancement process February 2020


Fundraising can transform your organisation if instituted properly.

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New Holistic leaflet January 2020


Our company mission and purpose articulated in a short brochure.

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Holistic salutes all those involved in teaching in its festive video for Christmas 2019


Our mission is to help schools and colleges to achieve the best possible start in life for their students. We celebrate the lecturers, teachers and support staff who bring this to life.

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Don’t Fail Students By Neglecting Local Expertise -
23rd May 2018


The African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” expresses the universal truth that the responsibility for child-rearing rests with the broader community and not just the parents.

Yet within many schools, this adage is neglected. Parents are perceived as being prone to unhelpful interventions, previous generations of students are abandoned, and local businesses are ignored.


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Weathering the storm - PR in a Crisis article - The Voice magazine


A picture paints a thousand words. We’ve all witnessed the media fighting like a pack of hungry wolves to get ‘the scoop’ _ but what if you find this unruly pack camped on the doorstep of your school? Dr Peter Spence, Principal Consultant of Holistic Educational Marketing & Fundraising, gives advice to head teachers facing a media crisis.

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Business and Industry Today, Autumn 2017


Holistic is Top Twenty

Holistic Educational Marketing and Fundraising is named one of the Top Twenty Exhibitors at the Education Show 2017

We are delighted that Business and Industry Today have nominated our consultancy as being one of the Top Twenty Exhibitors at the Education Show 2017 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

In a three day show with more than 300 exhibitors and 7,100 visitors, we knew we were popular judging by the number of visitors and queries we fielded. We were sure that we offered assistance that was extremely pertinent to schools, MATs and colleges in currently challenging financial circumstances. But it never occurred to us that we would be recognised in this way.

Peter Spence, our Principal Consultant, noted 'We owe this achievement to our team, to our list of satisfied clients, and to the number of visitors to our stand. A massive thank you to one and all.

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FE News, Autumn 2017


Advancement in the FE sector in the UK

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Canada
launched a $100 million fundraising drive in 2014. In April 2015, the New
Community College at CUNY (NYC) received a single gift of $15 million.
Westchester Community College, also in New York, raised....
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The Voice, Summer 2017 Edition


State school head teachers and school business professionals are under growing pressure to institute budget cuts while trying to recruit more students. So it may be time to consider a new approach that can increase pupil recruitment; improve the student, parent and staff experience; increase voluntary assistance; and establish a new funding stream.

This new approach is known as the Advancement Process, and Dr Peter Spence, Principal Consultant, Holistic Educational Marketing and Fundraising, explores what state schools and academies can learn from independent schools and universities...

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To view the entire Summer 2017 edition of The Voice, please click here.

Teach Secondary February/March 2017: Fundraising and Philosophy


This is not an easy time to be a headteacher. Constantly changing legislation, the challenge of academisation, alterations to GCSEs and A levels, all these new initiatives to absorb while ensuring pupils have the best possible start in life – and all of this against a background of declining resources...

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