Development offices are under intense scrutiny. After all, what is done is done very publicly; and the results are measurable.
Like it or not, your development operation will most likely be held up to comparison with those at other schools. PAIDEIA, Inc., knows the pitfalls of benchmarking against the “wrong” schools—which is why we are often called upon to undertake benchmarking for schools against true peer institutions, as well as aspirational institutions. Our counsel includes work to collect, analyze and critique data for clients, and to advise on their performance vis-a-vis chosen peer and aspirational institutions.