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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.

  • 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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  • Get Hexed: Picking Inspirational School Website Colors

    Get Hexed: Picking Inspirational School Website Colors

    Learn how to select website colors that inspire admission prospects, create an emotional response, and help the school reach its goals. (Yes, colors can do all that!)

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  • Keeping Team Morale High During Busy Seasons

    Keeping Team Morale High During Busy Seasons

    From the standard to the unconventional, these managerial strategies will help your team survive—and thrive—during busy seasons.

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  • Summer Updates to Blackbaud’s “ON” Product Platform

    Summer Updates to Blackbaud’s “ON” Product Platform

    Blackbaud’s “ON” Product platform is heating up this summer with new navigation and usability improvements. Don't get burned by not being in the know, get caught up on what's hot here.

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  • Getting Smart(er) About Tuition Management

    Getting Smart(er) About Tuition Management

    Thanks to customer feedback, we’ve transformed the Smart Tuition product operations over the last year. Get caught up on the latest support and product updates here.

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  • How can I save time with onBoard?

    How can I save time with onBoard?

    Check out these time-saving tips to help onBoard users prepare for the upcoming admissions season.

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  • Infographic: The Total Economic Impact of Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools

    Infographic: The Total Economic Impact of Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools

    See how one school realized a 63% ROI in the first year, reaped over $485,000 in cost savings, and boosted revenue over $125,000 with Blackbaud's Cloud Solution for K-12 Schools.

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  • 10 Reasons to Bring Your School Lunch to the Cloud

    10 Reasons to Bring Your School Lunch to the Cloud

    Learn the top ten reasons why Blackbaud K-12 partner EZ School Apps believes the point of sale for school lunches should be managed in the cloud.

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  • Ready, Set, Go: Start Your Summer Marketing Sprint! #podcast

    Ready, Set, Go: Start Your Summer Marketing Sprint! #podcast

    Episode 53 welcomes Emily Cretella, founder of Cursive Content Marketing, to discuss her new summer marketing eBook and the contest to win a free trip to Blackbaud K–12's 2019 User Conference.

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  • Should Private Schools Add Niche to Their Digital Marketing Strategy?

    Should Private Schools Add Niche to Their Digital Marketing Strategy?

    Learn about the Sanford School's experience incorporating a Niche profile into its overall digital marketing strategy. Was it worth the investment? Find out here.

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  • School Security & Crisis Communication 101

    School Security & Crisis Communication 101

    Learn school safety best practices from our expert panel that you can implement to help keep your school safe.

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