Blog

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

  • Opt-In Marketing: A School's Starter Guide

    Opt-In Marketing: A School's Starter Guide

    Do you want to make your school website visitors’ lives (and their decisions) easier? Learn how opt-in marketing can help your website stand out!

    Read
  • Save the Date: UC 2018 in Seattle, July 25-27

    Preregister Now
  • The Advantages of Rubrics in K-12 Education #Podcast

    The Advantages of Rubrics in K-12 Education #Podcast

    In this episode, we explore the benefits of rubrics in K-12 education and review how The Barstow School successfully implemented the rubrics feature of Blackbaud's Learning Management System.

    Read
  • How do we make course requests available?

    How do we make course requests available?

    Learn how to activate and set access permissions for Course Requests in Blackbaud K-12's Student Information System.

    Read
  • 3 Strategy Tweaks for Better School Content Marketing

    3 Strategy Tweaks for Better School Content Marketing

    Follow these tips from strategist Emily Cretella to revitalize your school's content marketing plan by leveraging existing content.

    Read
  • Star Wars T-Shirts and 2018 School Website Design Trends #Podcast

    Star Wars T-Shirts and 2018 School Website Design Trends #Podcast

    In this episode, we discuss school website design trends with Stacy Jagodowski from Milken Community Schools and Blackbaud K-12 designers Corwin Bermudez and Sean Fitzgerald.

    Read
  • Self-Service Billing Imports Coming Soon to Smart Tuition

    Self-Service Billing Imports Coming Soon to Smart Tuition

    Calling all Smart Tuition administrators: check out how we're providing more flexibility and control over how and when you apply billing to family accounts!

    Read
  • What's the best way to manage report card access?

    What's the best way to manage report card access?

    Learn how Blackbaud K-12's Student Information System (SIS) software enables schools to manage online report card access, whether for temporary or permanent restrictions.

    Read
  • Blackbaud ID is Coming to Smart Tuition Schools

    Blackbaud ID is Coming to Smart Tuition Schools

    Blackbaud ID (BBID) will soon boost security and improve the user experience for Smart Tuition users.

    Read
  • The Rise of Rubrics for Performance Based Assessment in K-12 Education

    The Rise of Rubrics for Performance Based Assessment in K-12 Education

    Whether you are a school administrator or a classroom teacher, learn the advantages of using rubrics for grading assessment.

    Read
  • Crafting a Compelling Donor Message for Your School

    Crafting a Compelling Donor Message for Your School

    Everyone wants to make a difference… everyone wants to change the world. Cast a vision that is bigger and better than ever before.

    Read
  • New Year’s Resolution: Save Faculty Time in your LMS

    New Year’s Resolution: Save Faculty Time in your LMS

    Read
  • Blackbaud ID is coming to the K-12 “ON” Products

    Blackbaud ID is coming to the K-12 “ON” Products

    Learn how Blackbaud ID will boost security and improve the user experience for school's using our "ON" suite of school management system solutions.

    Read
  • The Year of the School Website: Top Design Trends for 2018

    The Year of the School Website: Top Design Trends for 2018

    Learn how the evolution of design styles, the growing impact of SEO, and the necessity for responsible design decisions will impact private school website design trends in 2018.

    Read
  • A Farewell to Podium: The Platform that Changed Private School Communication

    A Farewell to Podium: The Platform that Changed Private School Communication

    The final Podium website has been retired, which has us looking back on the platform that changed how private schools communicate and led to the creation of Blackbaud K-12 as we know it today.

    Read
  • How Smart are Your School’s Enrollment Contracts?

    How Smart are Your School’s Enrollment Contracts?

    After releasing an essential integration between our enrollment and tuition management systems, Blackbaud K-12 is at it again with new online admissions improvements for schools.

    Read
  • Changing the Conversation with LinkedIn: Today’s Best Alumni Relations Tool

    Changing the Conversation with LinkedIn: Today’s Best Alumni Relations Tool

    Learn how LinkedIn offers schools a valuable opportunity to re-engage with alumni who are tired of always being asked for money.

    Read
  • Has the Home Page Video Fire Been Extinguished?

    Has the Home Page Video Fire Been Extinguished?

    The full-browser video has been a popular trend in private school website design, but this technique may now extinguish the admission pipeline. Learn why.

    Read
  • 6 Admissions-Boosting Website Calls-to-Action for Schools

    6 Admissions-Boosting Website Calls-to-Action for Schools

    Is your school's website properly converting Admissions traffic into inquiries? Learn how to fine-tune calls-to-action so that prospects take the next step.

    Read
  • Using Crowd Fundraising to Drive Giving Day Success

    Using Crowd Fundraising to Drive Giving Day Success

    When the campaign clock is ticking, you'll want to follow these crowd fundraising tips from Blackbaud to make your school's giving day a success.

    Read
  • Admissions Scheduling Enhancements are Underway for EAP Schools

    Admissions Scheduling Enhancements are Underway for EAP Schools

    Schools participating in Blackbaud K-12's early adopter program for Admissions Scheduling are benefiting from a better admin experience. See what's coming soon for all onBoard full-edition schools.

    Read
  • loading
    Loading More...