Big Data

Using Data Analytics to Find Prospective Families that Resemble Your Current Parents

Measuring Success Offers Highly Targeted (Data-Driven) Prospect Lists to Jewish Day Schools By Mark Cross, CEO It is the time of year for independent school admissions professionals to be finalizing the details of who will be enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year. But, what if you have empty seats to fill? Do […]

Data Visualization: Tools for Understanding Information

By Daniel Kapavik Project Manager When schools or non-profit organizations come to Measuring Success for survey work, they often don’t know exactly which questions need to be answered. Maybe they’ve seen our data visualization dashboards, or heard through word-of-mouth, about our experience and expertise in conducting surveys and presenting actionable […]

Meet One-on-One With Us at NBOA’s Annual Meeting

Are you attending the NBOA Annual Meeting in Nashville? If so, keep an eye out for our own Dr. Harry Bloom, who will be presenting in two sessions during the gathering March 4 through 7. Use the NBOA Conference App to find and attend Dr. Bloom’s presentation (s), then get […]

Quick Tips for Maximizing Participation in Parent Surveys

At Measuring Success, we’ve been conducting parent, alumni, and student surveys since 2003. We know that independent schools use these surveys to improve program offerings, gain insights into parent perceptions, and learn what messaging turns a parent into a brand ambassador. But, a survey is only as good as the […]

Regional Enrollment Strategies for Independent Schools

In a series of white papers, Dr. Harry Bloom, Measuring Success’ Senior Vice President of Client Solutions looks at how independent schools in the six different regions are faring relative to peer schools in other areas of the U.S. and Canada. In the papers, Dr. Bloom shares emerging insights from Measuring Success’ fieldwork on how independent schools […]

CASE STUDY: Helping a Chicago Social Services Agency Create a Plan for a Sustainable Future

Keshet is a faith-based organization that provides a wide range of services for children and adults with intellectual challenges. They found themselves in need of a strategic planning process because they had a surplus of ideas and clients, but lacked the management and governance structures to keep pace with the […]

The Special Sauce for Meaningfully Improving Parent Perceptions at Your School

By Daniel Chiat Vice President, Measuring Success The school year is almost to the halfway point (right? Can you believe it?). Your parents are now developing a solid, but not entirely unmalleable, belief system about your school. Through their own, and their child’s experiences, they are becoming more settled in […]

Showing Clients How to Put the Metrics We Uncover to Actionable Use

I’m Danna Reuven, a senior analyst at Measuring Success. My job entails working with clients, their stakeholders, and (of course) their data. I grew up in California and went to school in the Midwest. I’ve always supported nonprofits, and in my undergraduate studies, I wanted to learn how nonprofits might […]

Three Key Strategies for Using Data to Increase Enrollment in Southeastern Independent Schools

In 2016, Measuring Success surveyed hundreds of independent schools across the United States and Canada to learn how tuition setting and enrollment outcomes differed regionally and based on underlying demographic factors — and determine what was working and what wasn’t. The results revealed dramatic differences in enrollment trends depending on […]