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Addressing the M Word

Gain insight on what the millennial generation needs before they’ll engage with your school’s needs. “How do you get millennial donors and alumni to actually participate? Not just give, but also participate?” It’s a fair question, and one I get…
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Communication and Advancement

Understanding the Importance of Digital Citizenship

Three tips for creating purposeful student-driven content Across the country, many school leaders are beginning to have conversations about the importance of raising a generation of informed digital citizens. These conversations are critical to not only helping students understand the…
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement Leadership Development

Utilizing ESSA Title II Funds With Video

Did you know you can use ESSA Title II Funds to bring teacher feedback video into the classroom? Administrators and teachers are constantly tasked with finding different ways to improve their schools and deliver a better experience for their students….
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement School Operations

Evolving to Serve Those in Need

Tips to help your school and families have a better experience with your financial aid program The financial aid application process continues to evolve — we’ve seen this happen with the transition from paper to online applications. It’s safe to…
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Six Strategies to Modernize and Increase Alumni Giving

I often hear fundraising professionals say that they don’t need to promote online giving because their donors are mostly senior citizens. But research shows a different story. In a 2014 Dunham+Company study, 59 percent of donors 66 years old or…
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Communication and Advancement

Five Tips for Keeping School Information Safe

Working within a school requires handling paperwork, electronic records, and a wide variety of data. The data owners and school administration expect that sensitive data, including confidential, personal, health, and financial information will be managed safely and securely. Here are…
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Communication and Advancement Security and Compliance

FACTS SIS Attendance

FACTS SIS Training Outlines Training outlines provide a helpful step-by step approach to features of the FACTS SIS system, like the Attendance Overview. Attendance Setup Attendance: it’s kind of a big deal.   Attendance in FACTS SIS    Did you…
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement School Operations

Have an Idea?

Let Your Voice Be Heard Do you have an idea that would improve your experience using FACTS products? We have a place for you to make suggestions and requests! Are you a FACTS Grant & Aid, Tuition Management, or Payment…
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Communication and Advancement

It’s Renewal Time!

Although it feels like we’ve just begun the 2019-2020 school year, it’s already time to gear up for renewing payment plan and financial aid assessment options for the next school year. The 2020-2021 renewal process is easy. The primary FACTS…
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Communication and Advancement School Operations

Tuition Rate Display Options

In the Grant & Aid system, you have two options for tuition rate configurations. See which one works best for your school. Option 1: Default This option is best if you only have one standard tuition rate or if you…
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School Operations

Using Title IIA Funds for FACTS Elevate Conference

The question A frequent question to our team is, “Can Title IIA funds pay for attending the FACTS Elevate conference?” FACTS Elevate is our annual user conference for clients. With registration opening September 16 for Elevate 2020, there is no…
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Elevate Leadership Development School Operations

How to Set Up Your Gradebook

Being the beginning of the school year, it’s time to prepare class gradebooks in the FACTS Student Information System (SIS). Some schools allow teachers to set up their own gradebooks, and some schools prefer to do so on a school-…
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Classroom Experience Communication and Advancement