POSTPONED: ISANNE Advancement, Communications, Marketing & Admissions Conference

POSTPONED: ISANNE will be canceling all in-person events for March, April and May. Please check back for virtual professional development opportunities and forums for community-based sharing and discussion.

ISANNE 2020 Advancement / Communications / Marketing / Admissions Conference

Church Landing at Mill Falls ~ Meredith, NH

May 3-5, 2020

Register NOW! And, take advantage of low room rates available through Friday, April 3rd

Conference Highlights

In addition to being wowed by our inspiring, expert-in-their-field keynote speakers, conference attendees will choose from nine presentation breakout sessions and a full session dedicated to affinity group conversation. 

Session topics represent leading issues in the world of Advancement, Admissions, Marketing & Communications, selected to demonstrate a mix of department specific information and interdisciplinary topics.  

Organized networking opportunities include, Lunchtime Round Table Discussions and Break-out Affinity Groups. Informal networking opportunities abound.  

Keynote Presenters

Jill Goodman

Owner & Founder, Jill Goodman Consulting

“The Power of Parent Partnership: Retention, Advancement, and Volunteerism”

All schools are committed to student retention and the experience of students should be the priority of every adult in the building. But, who prioritizes the experience of parents after the admissions process and through graduation? Formal parent organizations or volunteer task forces are often charged with providing key information to parents and creating a sense of community within the school. Is a “family-like community” a stated brand promise at your school? So, why do faculty, administration, and some parents, cringe when the topic of the parents association comes up? In this workshop we will identify steps to parent retention, with volunteerism as one key element. Participants will see the disconnect between what motivates parents and what motivates the school staff in regard to parent involvement, and will learn how to evaluate each program that involves parent volunteers for mission and brand alignment. We will explore the myths and realities of recruiting, managing, and stewarding effective parent volunteers and consider a new way forward.

Christine Savini

Principal Consultant, Diversity Directions

"Why Create an Inclusive School Culture?"

After defining the synergy between “diversity,” “inclusion” and “multicultural practice,” this presentation makes evidenced-based Demographic, Business, Psychological and Educational cases for why independent schools need to create and sustain an inclusive culture.  The presentation proceeds to describe what elements constitute an inclusive culture at an independent school, and to assess where your school is on a time-line of inclusion.

Bring your entire Advancement, Admissions, Marketing & Communications teams to Church Landing and tackle the challenges facing all of us today. Please check back in the coming weeks for more detailed breakout session descriptions and an updated participant registration list.

Please make every effort to attend and invite board members and other professionals at your school who could benefit from the program.

Registration Information

  • $365.00 per person for ISANNE Members - Full Conference (includes all meals, conference breaks and conference materials).
  • $340.00 per person for ISANNE Members – For 3 or more from your school (includes all meals, conference breaks and conference materials)
  • $599.00 per person for Non-ISANNE Members

Please be advised that your registration form is for the conference only. You need to make your own room reservation by calling Church Landing directly at 1-800-622-6455 or visit and enter group code: 2166L8. Identify yourself as an ISANNE Advancement and Admissions Conference participant to receive the negotiated rate. Room reservations must be made by Friday, April 3, 2020 to receive the conference rate ranging from $109 - $169 plus all associated fees.


Sun, 05/03/2020 to Tue, 05/05/2020


Church Landing
312 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, NH 03253


2020 Advancement & Admissions Conference - ISANNE Member

Click the dropdown below for member, non-member, and mulitple registration options

Full Conference (includes all meals, conference breaks and conference materials).

Please Note: Hotel reservations must be made on your own.