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.

  • 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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  • 21 Ways to Make Your Event a Success

    21 Ways to Make Your Event a Success

    In this tip sheet, you'll find suggestions for pre-event planning, day-of-event execution, and post-event follow-up.

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  • How to Make the Most of Admissions Checklists

    How to Make the Most of Admissions Checklists

    Check out these tips to learn how to maximize online checklists in a student enrollment system to benefit both candidate families and your admissions office.

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  • Making Families Happy with a Smooth Tuition Enrollment Process

    Making Families Happy with a Smooth Tuition Enrollment Process

    Follow these tuition enrollment preparation and communication tips to put your school's families on the fast track to enrollment success.

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  • Six Admissions-Boosting Website Calls to Action for Schools

    Six Admissions-Boosting Website Calls to Action for Schools

    Check out these helpful tips for admissions-boosting CTA best practices when engaging prospective students and families during their decision-making process.

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  • Three Ways to Raise More Money Online for Your School

    Three Ways to Raise More Money Online for Your School

    Does it feel like your school is spending far too much time online trying to raise money without a proper return on that investment? Check out these tips to learn how to build an online giving system.

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  • Seven Ways to Lower Tuition Delinquency at Your School

    Seven Ways to Lower Tuition Delinquency at Your School

    It’s no secret that late tuition payments hinder a school’s cash flow and cause budgetary restrictions. These seven tips are key to helping your school lower delinquency and keep the cash flow flowing

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  • How to Conduct a Website Content Audit Using Analytics

    How to Conduct a Website Content Audit Using Analytics

    Review these helpful tips to learn how to use analytics to conduct a content audit to fully understand the pages that are paddling forward and those that are anchoring the site down.

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  • School Marketing Brainstorm: An End-of-Year Exercise to Think Big

    School Marketing Brainstorm: An End-of-Year Exercise to Think Big

    The end of the year is the perfect time to step back and think about the goals you're trying to achieve. Use this worksheet to set yourself up for an inspired year of school marketing.

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  • What to Do After End-of-Year Fundraising

    What to Do After End-of-Year Fundraising

    Ensure that your school stays on top of its end-of-year follow up by putting these end-of-year fundraising suggestions into practice.

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  • Six Tips for Maximizing Blackbaud Learning Management System in Lower Schools

    Six Tips for Maximizing Blackbaud Learning Management System in Lower Schools

    Review these tips to learn how to improve parent engagement in lower schools with Blackbaud Learning Management System.

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