Education Marketing and Advancement

Objectivity, transparency, and a collaborative spirit

What Clients Are Saying

Connor Associates has worked with some of the finest academic and non-profit organizations across the nation as well as overseas.

You always do such a great job for our schools: glad to have you in the field!

Pat Bassett, Immediate Past President
National Association of Independent Schools
Washington, DC

Mike Connor has excellent independent school experience and understands in a deep and comprehensive way what makes our schools thrive (the critical "levers")  -  and what stands in the way of progress and achieving full potential. That's a shorthand way of describing the great value you and your team bring to the process. 


Randy Hollister, Head of School
Loudoun Country Day School
Leesburg, VA

Following our  work with Connor Associates, we rewrote our mission statement, core values, and defined our academic program. That work led to the creation of a new strategic plan.  Enrollment is at the highest it’s been in six years. Applications are at an all-time high. (2018)


Josh Stern, Head of School
St Paul's Episcopal School
Oakland, CA

We are clearer on our mission.  We're more articulate on what we stand for and what we won't stand for. We are more united in our K-12 message.  They make it work for your schedule, not vice versa.

Our enrollment has increased and has held steady over the past five years.  We are more selective these days. Connor Associates provides unvarnished feedback in many areas. People are more forthright than when we tried to do this research in-house. They are timely, thorough, and yes, they are expensive.  But being underenrolled is much more so.

At Bentley, we operate on a very tight budget. That said, it was well worth the cost. 


Arlene F. Hogan, Head of School
Bentley School
Berkeley and Lafayette (Bay Area) CA

Thank you for your excellent work with the faculty and staff during your time here at Bosque a few weeks ago. I’m grateful for the thought, care, time, and wisdom you shared with all of us.  Thank you for helping us see ourselves more clearly and for fueling the courage necessary to claim our identity and tell our story with heart.  We're inspired for the year ahead! You've given us a great gift.

Sheryl Chard, Director of Professional Development, Sofia Center
Bosque School
Albuquerque, NM