Tip Sheets

Dive into best practice advice for private school marketing, admissions, business, academic, and development offices with these insightful tip sheets from Blackbaud K–12.

  • Using Data to Drive Your School's Enrollment Marketing

    Using Data to Drive Your School's Enrollment Marketing

    Knowing the data points to monitor, and how to use the data, is the key to taking enrollment marketing to the next level from initial strategy planning through retention. Get started here.

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  • Maximize SIS Efficiency at Your School

    Maximize SIS Efficiency at Your School

    If your school’s student information system doesn’t provide time-saving efficiency, it’s time for a digital transformation. Learn how to maximize your school's SIS with these tips.

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  • How to Get Teachers to Create Great Class Pages

    How to Get Teachers to Create Great Class Pages

    Once your school has invested in an LMS, it’s critical to get teachers in alignment with managing class pages. Use these tips to encourage teachers to create engaging class pages at your school.

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  • How to Improve Your School Story At Every Step

    How to Improve Your School Story At Every Step

    You’ve developed a story that appeals to the wants and needs of your dream families. Now, how are prospects discovering that story? Use these tips to improve your school's communication touchpoints.

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  • 4 Steps to Stronger Admissions Communications

    4 Steps to Stronger Admissions Communications

    Ready to reevaluate your admissions communications? Use this document as a worksheet to audit and improve your existing admissions materials, one step at a time.

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  • Website Accessibility Guidelines for Private Schools

    Website Accessibility Guidelines for Private Schools

    Meeting website accessibility standards is essential for private schools, and adhering to the following tips will help make your school’s website WCAG AA compliant.

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  • What to Look for When Evaluating Admission Software Features

    What to Look for When Evaluating Admission Software Features

    The pressure to make the “right” choice when selecting a new enrollment management system for your school can seem daunting. Simplify the process by focusing on these key features.

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  • 3 Tips for Creating an LMS/SIS Policies and Procedures Guide

    3 Tips for Creating an LMS/SIS Policies and Procedures Guide

    There’s no shortage of people editing data in your school’s learning management and student information systems. Preserve data quality with these tips for creating LMS/SIS policies and procedures.

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  • How to Create an Outstanding School Crowdfunding Page

    How to Create an Outstanding School Crowdfunding Page

    Crowdfunding is a powerful and effective mass-fundraising strategy to drive results. To ensure crowdfunding success for your school, curate a compelling campaign page using these helpful tips.

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  • Five Tips to Receive Enrollment Contracts On Time

    Five Tips to Receive Enrollment Contracts On Time

    Every school business office knows that it’s a challenge to get enrollment contracts signed and returned in a timely manner. These tips can help make contract collection stress-free for your school.

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  • Pass or Fail: 16 School Website Mistakes to Avoid

    Pass or Fail: 16 School Website Mistakes to Avoid

    Is your school website inadvertently working against you? Use this worksheet to make sure your school’s site is filled with do’s—and then make a plan to address the don’ts.

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  • 5 Reasons Why Student-Athletes Should Write

    5 Reasons Why Student-Athletes Should Write

    Athletes at all levels use athletic team notebooks and journals to promote learning and development. Learn more about the benefits of athletic team notebooks and journals with these tips.

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  • How to Supercharge Fundraising at School Reunions

    How to Supercharge Fundraising at School Reunions

    Reunions present a rare opportunity for face-to-face engagement with top donor prospects. These five tips will help your school get the biggest fundraising impact from its reunion events.

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  • 8 Leadership Strategies for Small School Success

    8 Leadership Strategies for Small School Success

    Learn how to thrive in competitive K–12 education markets with these strategies for small school success.

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  • 5 Strategies for Changing Small School Management Systems

    5 Strategies for Changing Small School Management Systems

    Learn how to successfully implement a new cloud software system with the following five strategies from a webinar with The Girls Preparatory School.

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  • How to Raise More Money for Your Charter School

    How to Raise More Money for Your Charter School

    Because charter schools are state funded, this can create a barrier to fundraising. The following tips will help your school raise more money by unlocking its full fundraising potential.

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  • A Beginner's Guide to Effective Rubric Assessments

    A Beginner's Guide to Effective Rubric Assessments

    Teachers must assess in so many ways that it’s important to have a tool to streamline the process and maintain consistency. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits rubrics can provide.

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  • How to Create a Stand-Out Admissions Landing Page

    How to Create a Stand-Out Admissions Landing Page

    The first page in the admissions section is the most important page of private school websites. Review these tips to ensure your school's admissions landing page stands out from the crowd.

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  • 5 Tips for Balancing the School Marketing Extras

    5 Tips for Balancing the School Marketing Extras

    Most marketing and communications offices have a constant stream of incoming requests. So how do you balance the extras while maintaining the regular work? Check out these helpful tips.

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  • How to Create Effective Email Workflows for Future Students

    How to Create Effective Email Workflows for Future Students

    Learn how to create an email workflow you can nurture prospective families as potential customers, improve their connection to the school, and increase the likelihood that these families will enroll.

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