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Five Tips for the Summer Business Office

The academic year is over, and it’s time to think ahead to the summer months.  Business offices are year ’round operations, and many independent schools spend a portion of summer …

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Purchase Cards

  What is a Purchase Card? A Purchase Card (Pcard) is a commercial payment card allowing organizations to use credit card infrastructure to enable e-payments for goods and services. Pcards are …

Virtual Terminal FAQ Page

Here are some common questions addressed to Diamond Mind’s client services department regarding the virtual terminal. Special thanks to contributor Jessica Coakley, Senior Client Services Representative. What is a Virtual …

PCI Compliance – Why It’s a Requirement for Schools Accepting Credit Cards

What is PCI Compliance? PCI compliance refers to meeting PCI DSS standards. PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Prior to 2004, the five largest payment card …

You’re Invited to a PCI Compliance Webinar

Please join Diamond Mind and PAISBOA member schools for an upcoming webinar: “Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards:  Understanding and Achieving Compliance at Independent Schools” Presented by: Patricia Surin, Vice …

Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Form Building Tool

What are your school’s needs when it comes to payment, registration, or signup forms? A school’s form building needs are unique yet familiar to anyone in the independent school community. …

“Do You Have A Chip?”

  Two years ago your answer may have been, “A chip what?” The question was not common then, but happens frequently now while making a purchase using a credit or …

Webinars and Case Studies for the Independent School Business Office

Diamond Mind has produced a series of webinars and case studies as part of our commitment to providing information on software and payment services to the K-12 school industry.  They’re …

Automatic Payments – A Timesaver for Families and Schools

From the time a parent submits a student’s application fee until the final tuition payment clears, payments are a routine part of a family’s independent school experience.  But let’s face …

Enrollment and Tuition Trends at Private Schools Report

How are private K-12 schools adapting their enrollment and tuition methods given recent changes in the digital environment?  How does your school compare?  Find out by downloading the results from …