Information Overload: How to Streamline Your School’s Communications May 13, 2023

Does this sound like your school?

 Parents: We’re overwhelmed with work, school, and extracurriculars—we don’t have time to search for things. We have to dig through our school’s emails to find what we’re looking for (and we’re not always successful). We...

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The Importance of Your School’s Calendar to Retention Efforts & Parent Satisfaction Apr 01, 2023

 

As we head into spring, this is a great time to plan for next year. Let’s chat about a frequent challenge area for schools — calendars!

Today’s parents are busy, busy, busy. They’ve got work, sometimes multiple school schedules, social obligations, and a gazillion...

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5 Survey Best Practices for Small Schools Mar 24, 2023

I recently gave a presentation to the Seattle Archdiocese for Catholic Schools about surveys. Surveys are a great way to collect valuable information about your school community. It gives parents a way to help us help them. If you haven't been using surveys, or if you haven't been mindful about...

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The Dangers of Asking Too Much Sep 19, 2021

Hi friends, 

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!

I'll...

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Re-engaging Your Parent Community w/Pamela Wray Jul 27, 2021

Hey there, 

Today, I'm delighted to chat with Pamela Wray, an incredible member of our Small School Leaders community!

Pamela is the Enrollment Management Coordinator for the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Richmond. Her focus is strengthening school communities by providing admissions...

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4 Effective Communications for Retention Jun 15, 2021

Hey there,

Don't let your communications fall short as you head into the new school year, because this is the ideal time to be communicating with new & returning families.

Right now this is especially important because families are looking for those beloved traditions, community,...

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