Baker Demonstration School (PK-8) was being evicted from the campus it shared with a university in 22 months, had no assets, no capital campaign experience, and was losing enrollment. The story of “stone soup” describes this Nonlinear solution. (“Stone Soup” on Wikipedia)
Rescue private K-8 lab school.
Baker Demonstration School (BDS) owned no assets, had no fund raising experience, and could not use a tuition increase or tax referendum. If it did not secure a permanent home in less than 22 months it would cease to exist.
BDS now owns its own 100,000 SF facility (classrooms, labs, library, theater, cafeteria, gym, indoor pool) and campus with playgrounds, play field, and parking ($20 million project).