A problem we often hear from school marketing and admissions teams is that they are being stretched. In our recent survey of over 100 schools across Australia for our 2022/23 State of K-12 School Admissions report, we discovered that more than 50% of schools say their admissions team is understaffed, while 18% say their admissions team has skill gaps.

With limited resources, time and skills, they simply cannot thrive when juggling so much. Thankfully, we can offer a solution. 

Our specialist consulting services conducted by our in-house K-12 independent school experts can help you and your team upskill, unlock more potential from digital assets and speed up your school’s success.

It’s an offering designed to help your team take back time to focus on what they do best. Read on to learn more about our Professional Services and the team behind them.  

Helping Admissions teams get set up for success

It’s no secret that the admissions landscape for independent schools is changing fast. As more schools move to align marketing, admissions, fundraising and alumni under an Advancement Team, it’s natural for technology and skills updates to be required with this strategic shift of direction. But few schools can claim to have the resources or skills within their Advancement Team to navigate these changes in-house.   

This is where our Professional Services team can offer short to medium term options to help you address skill and resource gaps. This will get you and your team set up for success during such a big strategic transition.  

We sum up our Professional Services as consulting for complexities so you can focus on the necessities. The customisable packages have been created to help you and your team avoid spreading yourselves thin on highly technical tasks. 

Our Professional Services team can offer short to medium term options to help you address skill and resource gaps.

With Digistorm at the helm, you can tap into your school’s true potential without sacrificing much-needed resources. For example, you might sign up for a system health check, arrange for Digistorm to set up your Funnel, or tap into premium onboarding to assess the intricacies of your touchpoints with families. There are also options to help your team upskill, such as bespoke training and one on one consultations. 

Not only can these Professional Services save your team time and help them gain much-needed technical skills, but they can fast-track your school’s success. You’ll be smashing those seemingly unattainable goals in no time!ProfServices-1

Professional Services to help schools thrive

We offer a range of packages designed around the unique needs of schools. They're a flexible and cost-effective way to tap into some expert guidance. Beyond what’s listed below, it’s possible to get in touch with our team and request something more tailored. 

Bespoke Training

Tap into highly customised training for new staff or existing team members who want to make the most of Funnel. This personalised training and support package is delivered using live demonstrations within your school’s Funnel for practical and immediate results. 

Funnel For Marketers

Enjoy the perks of dedicated training for your school’s Marketing team to ensure they are making the most of Funnel. Whether it’s measuring the success of an email campaign or analysing lead data, we can help you level up during set-up or at any point during your Funnel journey.

System Health Check 

Benefit from an in-depth audit of your Funnel's configuration and usage, with detailed and easy-to-understand suggestions for improvements. This includes assessing functionality you already have in place as well as analysing potential benefits of functions you don't currently use.

1:1 Consultation

Take a deep dive on your school's unique needs to find customised solutions and reach specific goals. Consider this a think tank where we can discuss your enrolment strategy and current processes, and share best-practise ideas based on our experience working with various schools. 

Done For You

Opt-in for the convenience of having Digistorm convert your existing materials into Funnel. We can edit, set up and automate your emails, events and bookings, saving your team time and effort. 

Technical Support

Be guided through complex technical tasks such as data migration and API issues by Digistorm's Professional Services experts, supported by our highly-skilled team of engineers. Our Technical Support package offers you the chance to solve problems and achieve goals quicker than you can say 'school holidays'.

Premium Onboarding

Drive your Funnel onboarding experience with our premium upgrade, offering 5-hours of additional training and consulting tailored to the unique needs of your school. We can map out your student enrolment journey, review all your touchpoints with a prospective family, help bring all key school stakeholders together on the Funnel ride, and more. We’ll assess the nitty-gritty details of what you would like done, before we click that go-live button! 

About the Professional Services team

Steering Digistorm’s Professional Services ship is school admissions expert, Jen Latorre. With a background of leading admissions in K-12 independent schools — along with roles in marketing and student recruitment in higher education — Jen is a passionate and seasoned advancement practitioner. As the Director of Admissions for a large Queensland school, she led the digitalisation of the school’s admissions process. This included implementing new technology (ahem, Funnel!) whilst building an aligned team, developing fresh enrolment strategies and reaching impressive goals.

Having used and loved Funnel in her previous role, Jen’s overflowing with excitement to help other schools take their Funnel experience to the next level. Behind the scenes, she’s supported by a team of engineers with an infinite pool of technical capabilities to their name. Yep! Your school’s in safe (and highly-skilled!) hands. 

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Interested in Digistorm's Professional Services for your school? Reach out to the team to find out more.
Published 15 May 2023