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Social Media Guidelines for Private Schools

Advancement ● October 10, 2019

All schools can create a social media policy that dictates its answers to these questions and can be referred to when situations arise. This policy should go beyond how school channels will be used, and answer questions about what is and isn’t acceptable around social media use in your community.

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Can You Raffle Off Tuition as a Fundraiser?

Advancement ● October 10, 2019

Coming up with innovative ideas for fundraisers can be challenging. You want to pique your community’s interest, offer something that’s of value to them, and raise money for your school in the process. One idea might be to raffle off partial tuition as a fundraiser, perhaps as the ultimate item during your Auction Gala.

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Crisis Planning: How to Prepare for the Worst and a Sample Outline

Business and Operations ● October 9, 2019

Whether due to lack of knowledge, time, or resources, many schools don’t have a comprehensive crisis plan in place. Use this outline as a template to create a crisis plan that your school leaders can create and implement, based on your school's unique needs.

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How to Have Difficult Conversations With Families About Financial Aid

Business and Operations ● October 9, 2019

Financial aid can be a sensitive topic for families and schools alike.To add to the tension, there will inevitably be families that don’t receive the amount of aid they applied for. Some will accept this number and others will request a conversation with your financial aid decision-maker to hear your school’s reasoning for its award. When it comes to these conversations, keep these tips in mind.

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Three Benefits of Monthly Head Chats

School Head ● October 3, 2019

It can be hard for parents to feel like you’re connected to them and their children from behind your desk or through your school’s emails and social media posts. That’s why we suggest holding monthly “Head chats,” inviting parents to campus to have intimate discussions about topics that matter to them.

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Active Shooter Awareness: Regaining Control in the "New Normal"

Private School News ● September 27, 2019

Active shooter trainings and programs to teach coping skills are not only part of our lives on campus, but also our personal lives. Many students, parents, teachers, and staff members deal with anxiety related to school shootings. We must regain control and find personal balance within this new normal.

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Avoid Setting Traps for Your Architect

Board of Trustees ● September 25, 2019

As a member of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, you’re likely involved in any planning for new buildings and renovations on campus. Before you even hire an architect to carry out those plans, your school may make decisions that hinder the firm’s ability to bring the project to a successful conclusion.

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