Now Is The Beginning

One of my favorite things to tell groups of prospective students and their parents, back when I gave admissions presentations was this: The true value of higher education is the development not of precise skills, but of ways to think about oneself and the world. “I...

First, Tie Your Shoes

John Wooden, who coached the UCLA men’s basketball team to 10 national championships, started the first day of practice each fall by teaching his immensely talented athletes… how to put on their socks and properly tie their shoes. His rationale was simple. If players...

Three Binge-worthy Admissions Recruitment CRM Blog Posts

CRMs have become a MUST-HAVE for admissions offices, including those at community colleges, four-year colleges, graduate schools, law schools, independent schools, medical schools, seminary schools, Catholic schools … you name it. If you’re about to dive in to the CRM...

The Top Five Reasons Why the CRM RFP Process Often Fails

Welcome to part one of my three-part series on choosing an admissions recruitment CRM!  In this post, I’ll tell you why the Request for Proposal (RFP) process often leads to a disappointing outcome.  Admissions offices typically spend as much as a year going through...

The Advantages of Using an RFI Instead of an RFP

Welcome to part two of my three-part series on choosing an admissions recruitment CRM!  In this post, I’ll talk about the advantages of sending vendors a Request for Information (RFI) instead of – or prior to – sending a Request for Proposal (RFP). Then, I’ll tell you...