It's admissions season 2022! How's it going?
If you're feeling overwhelmed, don't worry—today I have 3 admissions funnels (that aren't open houses!) which you can be planning and implementing year-round. These are great ways to widen your funnel and boost...
Are you working on new family retention right now? Today I have a few tips that I urge you to implement now if you aren't already.
1. Do a new parent survey. This gives parents an outlet to express their feedback, especially if it's anonymous.
Today we have a much-needed topic for you: fundraising.
I've been talking A LOT about this recently, not only because it's the start of annual giving, but because the way you approach your asks year-round will truly affect your parents' perception of your school,...
Surveys are a hot topic right now! Why? Through annual surveys, you can benchmark data, figure out what's working, and what needs to improve. Here are 7 key surveys you should be using at your school:
1. New-family survey. This helps your school better understand the...
Internal marketing = marketing gold. How does this apply to your school right now?
If you have a middle or high school program (or whatever your next level is), you always want to be actively educating parents on that program AND overcoming their objections.
As many schools are just starting their annual giving this month, I have a quick tip for your social media when it comes to marketing and fundraising this season.
First, how much are you making those asks? When you look at your social media feeds, are there...
In the age of digital marketing and automation, it's easy to lose a few key factors in school marketing, one of which is a high-touch customer experience.
Don't get me wrong—I'm all about automation and the power of technology, but there is something so special about a handwritten...
At independent schools, and small independent schools especially, it can be a challenge to keep up enrollment in middle school and high school.
If you currently have families in those prior levels who are approaching middle or high school (or whatever your next level is), how many of...
Fundraising season is quickly approaching! How are your preparations going?
Let's make sure you're ready for the season by discussing the one thing that can make or break participation in your annual giving:
Relationship-building! Yes, I talk about this...
As Annual Giving season is right around the corner, today I'm here to tell you one of the major fundraising mistakes that I see in small and independent schools.
In addition, making this key mistake can also negatively impact your retention efforts. So, let's dive in!
Today we're talking all about outsourcing. Why? If you're a part of a small school, I know you probably wear many hats and are limited on resources to hire others.
Despite that, there are certain aspects of your job that CAN be outsourced and can actually save you valuable...
Today we're talking about advancement directors—do you have one? Do you need one?
If you don't yet have an advancement director, I would strongly encourage you to seek one out. Now, you may be thinking, why do I need an advancement director? What if my school doesn't...