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Your source for private school best practices, how-tos and industry insight! Our writers include Blackbaud school experts, your school peers, and industry consultants.

  • What Does Voice Search Mean for SEO/Content?

    What Does Voice Search Mean for SEO/Content?

    The way people search is constantly evolving. Learn how voice search is impacting your school's website optimization.

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  • The Secret to School Website Redesigns #Podcast

    The Secret to School Website Redesigns #Podcast

    Episode 57 of Blackbaud K-12's Get Connected podcast discusses how planning ahead for the design process, navigation, content, and SEO is the secret to creating the best school website.

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  • How to Create a Simple, Effective School Social Media Strategy

    How to Create a Simple, Effective School Social Media Strategy

    Learn how to create a simple social media strategy for your school that will help tell the school’s story and keep content fresh.

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  • Getting Ahead of Crisis Communications #Podcast

    Getting Ahead of Crisis Communications #Podcast

    Listen to school marketing consultant Stacy Jagodowski discuss the crisis communication scenarios that schools should be prepared to handle.

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  • What's the Best Way to Refresh Data?

    What's the Best Way to Refresh Data?

    Learn how to keep your school's data up to date with these new bulk import features in Blackbaud's education management solutions.

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  • How to Use Storytelling in Your School Marketing

    How to Use Storytelling in Your School Marketing

    Learn how to connect with the school's audience by incorporating storytelling into your marketing efforts.

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  • A Simple Strategy for Year-End Fundraising Success at Your School

    A Simple Strategy for Year-End Fundraising Success at Your School

    Maximize the year-end giving season with these fundraising strategies from Joe Garecht.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Promoting a Giving Day

    The Ultimate Guide to Promoting a Giving Day

    To meet and exceed giving day fundraising goals, your school's giving day promotions have to be strong. Learn about the proven marketing strategies that drive results.

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  • What's the Best Way to Set Up Assessment Grading?

    What's the Best Way to Set Up Assessment Grading?

    Learn more about setting up assessment grading with these helpful tips.

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  • Building a Parent Development Committee: How to Get Your School’s Parents Engaged in the Fundraising Process

    Building a Parent Development Committee: How to Get Your School’s Parents Engaged in the Fundraising Process

    Learn how to motivate and support your parent development committee.

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  • Three Blackbaud K-12 School Websites Honored in the 2018 WebAwards

    Three Blackbaud K-12 School Websites Honored in the 2018 WebAwards

    We're thrilled to announce and congratulate three Blackbaud K-12 schools for earning Education Standard of Excellence honors in the 2018 WebAwards.

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  • How to Engage Millennials in Private School Fundraising #Podcast

    How to Engage Millennials in Private School Fundraising #Podcast

    Joe Garecht discusses the importance of engaging young alumni in development early and offers strategies that appeal to millennials.

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  • Crisis Communication Planning for Heads of Schools

    Crisis Communication Planning for Heads of Schools

    Learn how heads of schools can partner with marketing and communications to put a proper crisis communication plan in place.

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  • 5 Simple Ways to Improve Your School Blog

    5 Simple Ways to Improve Your School Blog

    Learn how to make your school's blog work harder as a marketing and communications tool.

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  • A Millennial’s Perception of Private School Fundraising

    A Millennial’s Perception of Private School Fundraising

    What does a recent private school graduate think of her school's millennial fundraising efforts? You might be surprised to read what she had to say in the Blackbaud K–12 blog.

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  • The Bottom Line: Smart Tuition Saves Schools Time and Money

    The Bottom Line: Smart Tuition Saves Schools Time and Money

    Learn how Blackbaud Smart Tuition provided St. Paul's Episcopal Day School with a 26% increase in cash flow and over $70,000 in cost savings per year.

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  • What are the best practices for online admission applications?

    What are the best practices for online admission applications?

    Make sure your school is putting its best admissions foot forward with these online application tips to make applying to your school as easy as possible for prospective families.

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  • Diversifying Your School’s Digital Marketing Portfolio #Podcast

    Diversifying Your School’s Digital Marketing Portfolio #Podcast

    Listen to Cheryl Fleming discuss why Sanford School utilizes Niche and other digital marketing initiatives to diversify the school's online branding.

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  • Applying Made Easy with the Standard Application Online (SAO) Integration

    Applying Made Easy with the Standard Application Online (SAO) Integration

    Learn how the integration between Blackbaud K-12's admissions software and the Enrollment Management Association's Standard Application Online (SAO) is simplifying private school admissions.

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  • Does your school REALLY have a story?

    Does your school REALLY have a story?

    Learn the three critical components to crafting an effective school story that appeals to admission prospects.

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