When You Suspect Fraud on Your School’s Online Giving Account

It’s the busiest time of year for your school’s giving campaign but it’s also the period when we occasionally see fraud attempts in the online giving accounts at our client schools. What should you do if you suspect fraud and how can you increase your guard?

A Time for Giving

The Diamond Mind team showed its big heart this month by collecting food and clothing for two local community service organizations. Our team of 20 brought in food, hats and mittens for two groups:

So You Want to Start Accepting Credit Cards at Your School?

Accepting credit card payments offers significant benefits to independent schools. At the same time, there are legitimate concerns that may be holding you back. If you rigorously compare providers and start small in your implementation plans, you can put most of your concerns to rest and start reaping the advantages.

How to Choose an Online Admissions or Enrollment System

Online admissions and registration systems bring tremendous benefits to schools. They save time, offer convenience to parents, improve school-wide information sharing and data accuracy, and provide greater insight into school trends.

Make the Most of December Giving Season!

December is the biggest month for donations in the non-profit world and independent schools are no exception.  How do you ensure your school is among those that actually double or …

5 Reasons Schools Accept Online Payments

The vast majority of parents across the nation want to be able to pay for school tuition, donations, supplies and all other school-related purchases with credit cards . Yet, most schools still do not accept credit cards for tuition payment and thousands of schools still accept only cash or check payments in at least some departments.

How to Prepare for Your Annual Fund

You’ll need the support of your school’s staff, its board of trustees and other key leaders to mount a successful annual fund campaign. And while it’s fair to expect universal enthusiasm and good wishes for your mission, you may begin to encounter averted gazes when you start talking about the actual work that needs to get done.

Halloween Party 2013

Last week, after hours, the Diamond Mind Fun Committee hosted an epic Haunted House in the Diamond Mind conference room for the staff. As you can see from our group photo, costume participation was in full effect.

What to Know About PCI Compliance and Your Mobile Devices

Maintaining PCI-DSS compliance while accepting payments via handheld mobile devices is, however, a little tricky since the PCI-Council has not yet decided exactly how to do that by developing standards around this issue.

Develop a Consistent Campus-Wide Data Security Policy

If part of your to-do list includes tightening the procedures around electronic payments acceptance at your school and developing a consistent campus-wide data security policy, we have a tool that might get you started. We’ve developed a template intended to help you think through some of the issues you should consider which include the following:

Is Your School Fundraising Right?

We put together a guide full of checklists, planners, templates, social media best practices and more that you can use to maximize your giving!

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