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Recruit students, help parents stay connected, and empower your staff to easily update content with premium communications products and tools.

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Schools love how Finalsite finds what makes them unique and translates that into an authentic digital experience.

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Schools turn to Finalsite's consultants for their decades of experience developing and executing a digital marketing strategy.

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We focus on the critical function of marketing and communication, while leveraging relationships and integrations with 70+ partners to provide a more seamless experience between the school and your constituents.

A team of 200, Finalsite has been serving schools worldwide for 20 years.

Our business has been for and about schools since the beginning, which is why 95% of clients stay with us year over year.

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  • General Best Practices
  • Higher Education
  • Independent Schools
  • International Schools
  • Public School District
Mia Major

Imagine how easy it could be, for everyone, if all payments and donations could be made online, through one mobile-friendly, international-friendly, payment platform? Recognizing this as a key issue for our clients around the world, we have released our new online payment platform, Finalsite Payments.

  • Online Payments
Read More about How to Simplify Your School's Online Payments and Donations for Global Families
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  • General Best Practices
  • Independent Schools
  • Software Updates & Tips
Mia Major

In episode 3 of Website Fixer Upper, I’m tackling an important page that every school website has that gets a ton of website traffic...but is often poorly structured do its rather “boring” nature: A “forms” page! 

  • Web Design
Read More about Website Fixer Upper Episode 3: De Smet Jesuit High School's Student Resource Page
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  • Independent Schools
Hadley Rosen

Many schools are missing out on engaging this important—and caring—group to enrich their community, increase donations and improve retention. In this blog, we share actionable ways you can start reaching your school's prospective and current grandparents.

  • Best Practices
  • Inspiration
  • Marketing/Communications
Read More about Reaching Grandparents: How Schools Can Engage an Overlooked (but Important!) Demographic
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  • Finalsite FM
  • International Schools
Finalsite World Tour with Max Eisl and Meredith Kaplan

Michelle Starke, PR & Marketing Manager at Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland (and a member of #TeamMeredith) joins Max and Meredith on Episode 3 of Finalsite #WorldTour.

  • FinalsiteFM
  • International Schools
  • Marketing/Communications
Read More about [PODCAST] Redesign Inspiration with Michelle Starke from Leysin American School in Switzerland
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  • General Best Practices
  • Higher Education
  • Independent Schools
  • International Schools
  • Public School District
Stephanie Griffin

Social media is an essential communication tool for schools, but how can you use it strategically during crises? Here are five easy steps to follow to assure you are best equipped to use the media when an unexpected event occurs.

  • Best Practices
  • Crisis Communications
  • Social Media
Read More about 5 Steps to Using Social Media for Crisis Communications
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  • General Best Practices
  • Higher Education
  • Independent Schools
  • Public School District
Mia Major

Working towards an ADA-compliant website design is a process — and no one knows that better than Barbers Hill Independent School District in Texas. Be inspired by the success of their redesign story and how their new website offers a new kind of user-experience.

  • Best Practices
  • Web Accessibility
  • Website Redesign
Read More about A Responsive, ADA-Compliant District Redesign: Barbers Hill Independent School District Case Study
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  • International Schools
Debbie Eisenach

Knowing the importance of having a responsive website, members of Lincoln Community School (LCS) knew the direction they wanted to take their recent project. Be inspired by their experience and tips for a mobile first design.

  • Best Practices
  • International Schools
  • Website Redesign
Read More about Mobile First and Other Tips from Lincoln Community School’s Website Redesign
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  • General Best Practices
  • Public School District
Mia Major

Website accessibility and ADA compliance is often a complicated subject, and the steps required to ensure your site’s design, structure and content are accessible can be labor-intensive. However, one of the easiest components of an accessibility initiative is an accessibility statement.

  • Web Accessibility
Read More about How to Write a School Website Accessibility Statement [Templates]
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  • General Best Practices
  • Public School District
Mia Major

Web accessibility isn’t just about adhering to WCAG guidelines to avoid a fine — web accessibility is about helping all schools and districts improve the overall experience on their site. Discover 6 easy web accessibility best practices every school and district should follow in this blog.

  • UX
  • Web Accessibility
  • Web Design
Read More about 6 Easy Web Accessibility Best Practices Every School and District Should Follow
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  • General Best Practices
  • Higher Education
  • Independent Schools
  • Public School District
Leah Mangold

Even though social media isn't always perfect, there are so many reasons to use it for your school marketing. We tackle the top concerns school pros have with some solutions to work around them.

  • Best Practices
  • Content Marketing
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Social Media
Read More about Top 5 Concerns Schools Have About Social Media (And Why You Should Stop Worrying!)
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  • General Best Practices
  • Independent Schools
Mia Major

Marketing to millennial parents is different from marketing to any other generation, and it is essential that you adapt your marketing strategies to effectively reach them where they are. As you build your 2018-2019 marketing plan, here are eight important truths to consider.

  • Admissions
  • Marketing/Communications
Read More about Marketing Your School to Millennial Parents: Eight Truths You Need to Know
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  • General Best Practices
Mia Major

There is no silver bullet to social media engagement. Not even the 4-1-1 rule. However, from our research and work with more than 2,200 schools around the world, we can say with certainty the following three types of post get the most engagement time and time again.

  • Marketing/Communications
  • Social Media
Read More about The 3 Types of School Social Media Posts That Always Get Engagement
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  • Finalsite FM
  • International Schools
Finalsite World Tour with Max Eisl and Meredith Kaplan

Toby Brunt, Social Media and Communications Specialist at American School of Warsaw, joins Max and Meredith on Episode 2 of Finalsite #WorldTour to share his background and role at the school.

  • FinalsiteFM
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Social Media
  • Success Stories
Read More about [PODCAST] Toby Brunt from American School of Warsaw on Finalsite #WorldTour
What is User Experience?
  • General Best Practices
Rob Potter, UK

At Finalsite we pride ourselves on collaborating with our clients to create amazing user experiences and user journeys. This week UX/UI designer Rob Potter delves into the differences between UX, UI and CX and why they matter.

  • Web Design
Read More about What is User Experience?
Quit Making These 5 Website Redesign Excuses
  • International Schools
Debbie Eisenach

Convincing your school's higher-ups or stakeholders to redesign can sometimes be a difficult task. We tackle how to work around five common reasons schools avoid redesigning to help you kickstart your next redesign project, improve traffic to your website, and get the website you need for your school to meet your marketing and communication goals.

  • Website Redesign
Read More about Quit Making These 5 Website Redesign Excuses

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