Alexis Marinopoulos
Co-founder at Enrollhand
How To Prepare Your School for a Downturn?
Some thoughts on September's economic indicators and why they matter for your school... It seems that we've had another strong month of economic activity nationwide! We added another 136,000 jobs in SeptemberOur
What's Your School's ROI  for Each Family?
The World of Education
Why is public education winning out to such an extent over the past 20 years? Public education enrollment has grown by about 8% since 2001, while private school enrollment has dropped by a
A True & Delightful Short Story That Will Make You Rethink Your School's Branding
Branding Strategies
When talking to our clients about school branding, I sometimes feel a faint skepticism in the air. The unspoken reaction is this, "we are not THAT unique... How can a [small parochial, typical
The Untapped Opportunity of Private Foundations for K-12 School Funding
Grants & Fundraising
Why wouldn't you focus on the $600 billion worth of grants given out by the government? Why should you instead concentrate on the $10 billion coming from private foundations? There are four reasons
How the 'Stealth Applicant Effect' is Affecting K-16 Enrollment Nationwide
Growing Enrollment
Do you know what's a ‘stealth applicant’? It used to be that you got to speak to most families considering your school. If I had a dollar each time I heard, ‘when I
School Branding Over the Decades
Branding Strategies
I've been watching "Mad Men" reruns recently. It's made me think deeply about how marketing & branding have evolved over the decades. Here are Madison Avenue's themes since the 1950s: 50s - Comfort,
Will School Choice Decline?
The World of Education
Today more than half the United States (about 30 States) offers some kind of extended educational choice to families: Individual Tax Credit/DeductionTax Credit/Deduction, VoucherOpen EnrollmentCharter SchoolsEducation Savings AccountWhatever your view, we
Are Schools Stuck in the Past?
The World of Education
Here are a few things that didn’t exist last time Tiger Woods won the Masters: Twitter, iPhone📱, iPad, Kindle, 4G, Android, YouTube, App Store, Uber, Airbnb, Blockchain, Bitcoin, 🎧 Spotify, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp,
How to Persuade Parents Using the Discovery Approach
Marketing Tactics
We've just partnered with a wonderful PBL focused school in Southeast Seattle -in the wooded Seaview neighborhood just south of Alki Beach. Like a sailship floating above Elliott Bay, reserved for about 240
Your School is NOT a Starbucks
The World of Education
I had landed in Portland, Oregon the night before. I had gotten a total of 5 hrs sleep. Before heading to my first meeting, I walked into a Starbucks, a few miles down
For School Leaders, Loftier Goals are Easier to Accomplish
We're taught that hard goals are hard and easy goals are easy. Having worked with 300+ schools, I can tell you that this is not the case in the world of education. We've
School Leaders, Burnout and Wellbeing
It was 6 am, and I had boarded the plane feeling grumpy and cold due to lack of sleep. "Hopefully, Houston will be sunny," I thought to myself. It would give me a
Tune up Your School
You are the first to arrive. You hook up your laptop and prepare to lead your typical Monday management meeting. Your staff starts arriving one by one whispering hesitantly an excuse for being
The 3 Horizons of School Growth
Most school heads we talk to are seeking, recurring, healthy, organic growth. We've worked with schools that were consistently able to grow their enrollment and improve their financial standing year over year. Through