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Catching up with Tina Hayes from Roncalli High School

Holman Gao | 2 min read

We caught up with Tina Hayes, Director of Advancement at Roncalli High School to learn more about their recent Summer Social Campaign.

Q: What campaign did you run with BMS?

We held a Summer Social this summer to kickoff our 50th anniversary celebration!

Q: Tell us about a success from this campaign!

Roncalli is a private high school in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the school year, we have access to our families on a daily basis, but summer is a different beast. We rely mostly on email and social media to communicate any messages we need to share. We knew we wanted lots of families to attend this summer event, but we also knew we needed to make it easy for them to attend. Selling our ticket packages through BoostMySchool made the entire process seamless from start to finish. Our families were able to purchase tickets online, and we used the reports generated for check-in at the event.

Q: What is a challenge you faced while running this campaign? How did you conquer it?

We wanted to offer a couple of different ticket packages for purchase and we were concerned that having a varied number of options may not have been easily tracked. Luckily, BoostMySchool was great at accommodating the variety of ticket packages allowing for changes and updates to be made throughout the campaign.

Q: Which BMS feature really helped you the most with this campaign?

Personally, the reports made my life a breeze as I prepped for the event. Everything I needed to know (primarily ticket packages purchased and contact information) was at my fingertips. But I would say that our guests would say the ease of navigating through the BoostMySchool website and making a purchase was the best feature.

Q: What is one takeaway tip for other schools running a similar campaign?

Just because your campaign is underway, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make changes to it. The ease in doing so really made a significant difference to our success.

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Holman Gao

Holman is the founder and CEO of BoostMySchool. He actively helps his former high school with their fundraising and alumni outreach, which is how the idea for BoostMySchool came about. He is a strong believer in the power of education to change the world and volunteers with programs that support underrepresented students in math and science.