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How to Receive Free Money for Your School

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are 23,115 private, faith-based schools educating 4.9 million students. The average private school enrollment is 142 students and more than two million private K-12 students qualify for free or reduced lunches….
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Leadership Development

Tips to Utilize Parents in the Classroom

When you think about classroom management, what comes to mind? You may think of the relationship between the teacher and the student — but what role does the parent play? The importance of parental involvement is at an all-time high…
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Classroom Experience

Best Practices for Financial Aid Distribution

Brandy Emery’s job is to distribute $6 million in tuition assistance at Cleveland’s Saint Ignatius High School. About half of the 1,500 boys attending the Jesuit college preparatory high school are eligible for aid, but determining the most fair and…
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School Operations

Why Principal Prefers Video Observations

St. Columba is a PreK-8 school with about 250 students. They have one section per grade level, 15 teachers, three aides and a very limited, but dedicated support staff. The principal at St. Columba must serve in all capacities —…
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Marketing Your Summer Camp Program (And Your School!)

If you live in certain colder parts of the United States, it may be painful to start thinking about anything related to warmth and sunshine, but many families begin their summer camp search months before school is out. It’s important…
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Communication and Advancement

School Website Design Trends for 2019

Is your school website meeting your needs? Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up with the ever-changing trends that impact the effectiveness of your website? In this post, we’ll break down new and upcoming trends and how they pertain…
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Re-Enrollment Tips from a Seasoned K-12 Marketing Professional

It’s re-enrollment season, and Courtney Haindel, FACTS’ client relationship manager for the western half of the United States, is the expert you want this time of year. She’s a former director of enrollment and marketing at several large schools and…
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Leadership Corner: DeeAnn Wenger, President of FACTS

In the first of our new Leadership Corner series, we’re sitting down with DeeAnn Wenger, president of FACTS. Leadership Corner will feature FACTS leaders monthly and we’ll be asking them about the work they do, what they’re passionate about, and…
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Helping FACTS Families with Tax Preparation

Tax season is upon us, and your school’s parents will start to gather all the information they need to properly file their 2018 returns. Part of the information parents are looking for may include payments they’ve made to your school….
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School Operations

How Enrollment Management is Shifting in the Modern Admissions Office

For many years, the gold standard in school admissions offices was to have a well-defined and universal tier of admissions professionals. Most schools, no matter whether they were independent, faith-based, or otherwise affiliated, followed this same model. The director of…
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School Operations

How to Multiply Your End-of-Year Giving Effectiveness

For most nonprofits, the holidays are when they receive the majority of their income. Do you need a quick plan to mobilize your donors? Tip 1 Create one clear, attainable goal that would have an immediate impact on your school…
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Communication and Advancement

FACTS Elevate: The Premier Event for FACTS Users

FACTS Elevate, formerly known as the RenWeb Power Conference, will be held July 8-11, 2019 in Chicago, IL. This is the 10th anniversary of the users’ conference, and if you’ve never attended before, here are just a few of the…
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