How do I get started?
We’re continuing this series on how to start helping a school.
Last week we discussed 3 ways to pick a school. Two weeks ago we talked about needing a reason to start helping a school.
Once you pick a school, you’re ready to contact the school.
12 years ago I sent an email (similar to the guide below) to the principal of the school we picked. I followed this guide and it got me a meeting with the principal. Two months after the meeting, I discovered the principal was reassigned to a different school! So, I sent a second, similar email to a different principal and got a meeting with her that would lead to a great partnership.
You can certainly contact the school on your own. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to email a school. And plenty of my emails are ignored all of the time!
But you may find it helpful to have a guide:
So I developed this quick guide to help. It contains: