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Communication and Advancement

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

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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Fundraising Giving
Communication and Advancement

At Your Service: A Conversation with FACTS Account Management

FACTS is known for best-in-class customer service. Our high standards for accountability, trust, and communication with our partners starts with the FACTS account management team. I sat down with two FACTS account management leaders to learn more about how the…
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Professional Development
Communication and Advancement

5 Giving Tuesday Tips for the Busy Professional

Does it feel like #GivingTuesday snuck up on you this year? No worries, we’ll help you look like you’ve been carefully planning for months. If you’re new to nonprofit fundraising, #GivingTuesday is a recent development in the last couple of…
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Fundraising Giving
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Tell Your Story and Tell It Well: How to Write an Effective Appeal

The biggest secret about good donor communications is that there is no secret. Doing it well — seeing greater donor engagement and retention — is not a 62-point strategic plan. The best fundraising appeals have commonalties and they are attainable…
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Fundraising Giving
Communication and Advancement

The Importance of Mobile School Management

The next big thing in parent engagement Some would call parenting the ultimate juggling act. Whether they’re balancing the lunch preferences of three different kids or focused on getting the other shoe on Johnny before he boards the school bus,…
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Website Design
Communication and Advancement

All About Relationships

Why good communication skills go a long way. My sixth-grade teacher was Mrs. Ragbourn. In more than 25 years of being a student, she was, without a shadow of doubt, the single best teacher I had. I remember a lot…
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Communication and Advancement

Where User Experience and K-12 Education Intersect

Now, more than ever, the user experience – how a person or audience feels while interacting with a product or service – plays an integral role in products and services utilized by all K-12 education institutions. To design and implement…
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Communication and Advancement

Why Do We Struggle to Evaluate Teacher Performance and What Biases Impact Feedback?

How Video-Based Observation Can Encourage Open Discussions About Teaching Performance As presenters, we struggle to evaluate our performance due to the distractions and biases we encounter while presenting. The same goes for administrators when evaluating the performance of their teachers….
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Communication and Advancement

Establishing Trust in a Relationship

Why first impressions matter According to Amy Cuddy, author of Presence, when two people meet for the first time, they subconsciously ask one question — “can I trust you?” Every parent I know runs this thought through their head when meeting their child’s…
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Communication and Advancement

Listening in a Mobile World

How to stay present during conversations We all probably like to think we’re a good listener. After all, we wouldn’t be able to interact with families, manage school operations, and spend time with students if we weren’t able to listen,…
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Communication and Advancement

Private Schools in the Age of Drone Parenting

“Drone” parenting is becoming more and more prevalent as millennials have children in greater numbers. While previous generations took a “helicopter” stance on parenting (meaning they hovered over their children and micro-managed all aspects of their day), today’s millennial parents prefer to follow,…
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Communication and Advancement