2017 NCGS Conference - Sponsors

Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Carney, Sandoe & Associates provides faculty and administrator contingent placement, retained executive search, and strategic consulting services to independent, international, and like-kind schools. Founded in 1977, the CS&A Placement Group is recognized as the preeminent recruiter of teachers and administrators for PK-12 schools worldwide. The Executive Search Group has unparalleled expertise in retained head of school and top administrator executive search services for clients in the U.S. and abroad; The Consulting Group offers professional, management consulting in governance, institutional assessment, compensation analysis, board evaluation and strategic planning.

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Girl Up

Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, safe, and counted, they transform their communities. Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up, speak up and rise up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. Led by a community of passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.

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Inspiring Capital

Inspiring Capital supports professionals and organizations who want to contribute to positive social and economic change. We do this by consulting with not-for-profits and other purpose-driven companies to grow their revenues. We also recruit, train, and place professionals looking to use their business skills to support those client organizations and other purpose-driven organizations, ultimately creating more strategic and sustainable change.

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Principle Quest Foundation

The Principle Quest Foundation supports innovative education and creative mentoring programs, with a focus on girls and women and financial education. Created in 2012 by Charlotte Beyer, the foundation also holds retreats twice a year to discover new and better ways of empowering and mentoring women of all ages.

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Graham-Pelton Consulting

Graham-Pelton Consulting is the trusted leader in fundraising management, serving all nonprofit sectors worldwide. We empower girls' schools to attract high-level philanthropy, enabling them to achieve their missions.

Simply put, Graham-Pelton helps make the world a better place. And that is precisely why they do it.

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Bond University

Bond University is Australia's first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalized academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential.

With access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on Bond's world-class Gold Coast campus, students thrive in smaller study groups where eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers know them by name.

By undertaking three-semesters-per-year instead of the usual two, graduates finish their studies sooner. Combine this advantage with Bond's commitment to opening doors to blue chip employers and it becomes clear that students graduate with a clear competitive advantage over their public university peers.

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ACIS Educational Tours

ACIS Educational Tours is the leader in quality educational travel to Europe, the Americas, Asia, and beyond. In educational travel, every moment matters. Pushing the experience from “good enough” to exceptional is what we do every day. Our mission is to empower educators to introduce their students to the world beyond the classroom and inspire the next generation of global citizens. Travel changes lives.

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CFP Board Center for Financial Planning

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning seeks to create a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession so that every American has access to competent and ethical financial planning advice. The Center brings together CFP® professionals, firms, educators, researchers and experts to address profession-wide challenges in the areas of diversity and workforce development, and to build an academic home that offers opportunities for conducting and publishing new research that adds to the financial planning body of knowledge. More about the Center and its initiatives can be found at

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Crane MetaMarketing Ltd.

Known for our signature metamarketing process, CRANE brings together traditional marketing’s measurable goals with metamarketing’s clarifying and far-reaching results. Since 1996, CRANE has delivered transformative brandwork for independent schools, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations. We help you think newly about your institution, claim your rightful market position, reach your best-fit audiences, and establish revenue-enhancing practices.

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First Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. Community involvement with a focus on education has been a cornerstone of our mission. We provide schools with total banking solutions including tax-exempt financing, interim loans bridging capital campaigns and the seasonality of cash flows, cash management services, brokerage accounts for stock donations and short-term and long-term investment management.
First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. We are a member of NCGS and believe that donating time, money and knowledge to those who are best placed to make a difference to the lives of many is the right thing to do. It is truly a privilege to serve our schools and communities.

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Grand Classroom

Grand Classroom is a travel organization based in Virginia that organizes experiential educational programs for students. In addition to the important character-building aspects of student travel, the participants are exposed to a constant stream of interactive lessons in science, history and conservation.
Students working with Grand Classroom are outside the majority of the trip, and learn by hands-on experience with docents and expert guides. In this age of cell phones, computers, television and video games, the staff of Grand Classroom believes that students benefit greatly from education combined with movement and outdoor activity. The trips go to National Parks, historic cities and destinations abroad.  Each adventure is customized to meet the objectives of each group.

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Street Dixon Rick Architecture

At Street Dixon Rick, we count educational architecture and interior design as a primary focus for our work. We have extensive experience in K-12 projects as well as projects for higher education clients. We have been working with educational institutions since our firm began in 1954 and have enjoyed learning about this specialized field of design ever since.

Our philosophy is to listen to our clients, to work with them in a collaborative manner to design buildings that will meet their needs, and to create environmentally responsible spaces that inspire the lives of the people who use them. We make it our mission to create educational spaces that make a positive impact to shape the everyday lives of their inhabitants.

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Vital English

Vital English is an education technology company, focusing on international students. We work with over 200 schools in North America, helping prepare over 4000 international students for their studies abroad every year. Our programs are fully branded and customized to each individual school and are highly valued by students, parents, agents and administrators alike.

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The industry leader for 50 years, WorldStrides takes students of all ages around the world on journeys built to have lifelong impact. They focus on educational excellence by building interactivity into their travel programs, so that students make more genuine connections with new places, peoples and cultures. WorldStrides was the first travel company to earn academic accreditation by major U.S. accrediting bodies. Consistently high traveler ratings praise them for their passionate commitment to customers, operational expertise and peerless safety record. Their product lines are tailored to learners’ ages and interests – from elementary through post-graduate levels, including performance and sports travel.

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Leadership + Design

Leadership + Design is a collaborative of educators, strategists, and experience designers committed to transforming the work of school leaders through intentionally designed experiences. Through our work, we seek to build capacity, create conversations that lead to action, and make connections between and among school leaders and schools.

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National Women's History Museum

The National Women’s History Museum educates, inspires, empowers and shapes the future by integrating women’s distinctive contributions into our nation’s culture and history. The National Women’s History Museum’s vision is to build a world-class museum at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The National Women’s History Museum currently raises awareness and honors women’s diverse experiences and achievements through its dynamic online museum, educational programs, scholarship and research.

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Strategic EdTech

Strategic EdTech provides services, guidance, consultation and leadership for educational institutions to develop educational technology and innovation within best practices of teaching and learning. Our services range from creating robotics programs, developing STEAM curriculum to providing edtech professional development for faculty and staff.

We provide a three pronged approach in order to tailor our services to meet the needs and desired growth of the educational institution. We begin by asking questions and learning about the institution’s current state and desired future state of all stakeholders. Using both anecdotal and quantitative information, we produce a plan based on our services which we then work with all members of the community to implement.

With the end of the “No Child Left Behind” act and with the start of “Every Student Succeeds”, our goal is to increase student learning, continue to grow best practices in teaching by providing the most effective combinations of educational technology and strategies for innovation. We will help your institution create an environment where best practices in educational technology and innovation give life to your organization’s mission.

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Shared_Studios designs, builds, and deploys Portals, a set of interconnected, immersive audiovisual environments built in re-purposed shipping containers, tents, and custom structures. We create live, full body, bidirectional videoconferencing experiences – when you walk into one Portal you are met face-to-face by someone in a distant Portal and can converse as if in the same room. A brief overview video is here and a deck is here. Our website has a lot more information.

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zSpace delivers the ultimate learning experience to inspire curiosity and accelerate understanding. Our product, zSpace®, combines elements of VR and AR, on an all-in-one computer, to create mixed reality computing experiences that are immersive, interactive and lifelike. Among its numerous awards and accolades, zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and was ranked #143 on the 2016 Inc. 500 list.

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