Four Online Fundraising Tools for Schools

PTAs and school foundations have become invaluable partners to school districts, especially in states where districts are not permitted to directly conduct fundraising campaigns. Here in New York, where the laws prohibit districts from fundraising, PTAs and school foundations have pitched in and raised money for everything from iPads and graphing calculators to field trips …

The Infographic Explosion

Infographics have become my favorite online obsession. I post appropriate infographics on my Pinterest page, Facebook page, and Twitter. But how to create your own infographics? There are several options. Hire an infographic designer Purchase infographic services from dozens of online websites Ignore the infographic explosion altogether (but that didn’t work out too well when …

Marco Rubio Could Be You

Let the Marco Rubio-sipping-a-Poland-Spring moment on national television be a lesson to us all. No matter what your politics are, it was a surprising moment when the U.S. Senator from Florida first glanced at his water bottle during his Republican response to the State of the Union Address the other night, then bent down on national …

Social Media Portals: Herding Those Social Media Sites Into the Same Corral

At Southern Westchester BOCES, we’re trying out a new product that, since its launch in September, has already received interest from other school districts in our region. It’s called Smashup, and the product places all your social media feeds onto one page where readers can easily follow you and see your posts on Facebook, Twitter, …