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  • Higher Education
  • Independent Schools
  • International Schools
  • Public School District
Leah Mangold

You thought you told your website contributors not to use PDFs. And not to forget add alt tags. And so many other things they seem to have forgotten. Here are some tips on communicating best practices to the teachers and staff members who add content to your site. We want your redesign looking it's best!

  • Best Practices
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  • Finalsite FM
  • General Best Practices
  • Independent Schools
Andrew Martin

In this episode of Apply Yourself, Tim talks with Jennie Winton, Co-Founder of Mission Minded, to discuss how schools can increase applications and their online presence with clearly defined marketing and branding messaging.

  • Branding
  • FinalsiteFM
  • Marketing/Communications
Read More about [PODCAST] How Clear Marketing and Branding Can Increase School Applications and Online Presence
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  • General Best Practices
  • Product Best Practices
Andrew Martin

Schools and districts ask if they should focus their mobile efforts on apps or responsive websites. Our answer is both! Learn how to combine the unique benefits of each to communicate with current and prospective families without doubling your workload.

  • Marketing/Communications
  • Technology
Read More about Mobile Apps vs. Responsive Websites: Why Your School Should Use Both
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  • Finalsite FM
  • General Best Practices
Andrew Martin

Courtney Joyner, Webmaster at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas, joins Lorrie Jackson for this special episode of Apply Yourself to discuss Parish Episcopal's website redesign and rebranding to deliver content more efficiently with a larger focus on mobile visitors, Blackbaud integration, and their school's entrepreneurial spirit and unique campus.

  • Branding
  • FinalsiteFM
  • Integration
  • Website Redesign
Read More about [PODCAST] Website Redesign and Blackbaud Integration with Parish Episcopal School
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  • Finalsite FM
  • General Best Practices
Andrew Martin

Will Gay, Director of Communications and Marketing at Riverside Presbyterian School in Jacksonville, Florida, joins Tim on Episode 24 of Apply Yourself to discuss mobile web design and how Riverside improved applications and admissions through SEO and PPC advertising.

  • Admissions
  • FinalsiteFM
  • Marketing/Communications
  • SEO/PPC
  • Web Design
Read More about [PODCAST] How RPDS Used SEO and PPC to Increase Applications and Enrollment
4 Digital Fundraising Tips for Schools in 2019
  • Independent Schools
Hadley Rosen

To improve their fundraising efforts in 2019, schools need to focus on: engaging their youngest donors; using inbound marketing tools; improving the donation experience and making it mobile-friendly; and incorporating Instagram video into their fundraising strategy to capitalize on FOMO (fear of missing out) for Days of Giving to be successful.

  • Advancement
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  • Independent Schools
  • International Schools
Debbie Eisenach and Richard Gaskell

The overseas franchising of schools is not new to UK independent schools. Schools such as Harrow, Shrewsbury, Dulwich and Marlborough have all successfully exported for many years their educational strengths, leadership and brand by establishing sister schools abroad. Finalsite and ISC can help schools looking to expand.

  • Branding
  • International Schools
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Success Stories
Read More about The Rise of US Independent Schools Developing Overseas
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  • General Best Practices
  • Product Best Practices
  • Software Updates & Tips
Andrew Martin

Google has created an entire generation of Internet users that expect a great search experience on your school website that's powerful, responsive, and efficient. Fortunately, we created Advanced Search to provide an ad-free, high-performing search experience to match your website visitor's expectations. 

  • Inspiration
  • Technology
  • Web Design
Read More about Why a Good Website Search Experience Matters
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  • General Best Practices
  • Product Best Practices
Andrew Martin

Resources has morphed and evolved into a powerful asset management system with numerous ways to upload, organize, and display multimedia content. We’ve highlighted ten features, tools, and options found within Resources that will undoubtedly save you time managing your school’s multimedia content.

  • Inspiration
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Technology
Read More about 10 Ways Finalsite Resources Saves Your School Time

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