Author: Bradley Wagner


Cascade CMS Chronicles: 8.24 On-Prem Release Spotlight

We are excited to announce that Cascade CMS version 8.24 is now available for download. Enjoy our new Unused Assets Report, Enhanced Broken Link Report, Siteimprove Prepublish Integration, and other exciting updates.

Tue Dec 26 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Case Study: Rappahannock Community College

Read about how Rappahannock Community College empowered its staff with a more direct and flexible way to manage its web content with Cascade CMS.

Thu Nov 16 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Webinar Recap: The Power of a Well-Managed Website

Our recent webinar on "The Power of a Well-Managed Website" gave attendees insights into the intricacies of effective website management. With expert perspectives, the session explored the importance of user satisfaction, accessibility, SEO, and more. Read the recap today.

Thu Nov 02 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


10 Ways an Unsupported CMS can Hurt Higher Education Revenue

A website is higher-ed's number one recruiting tool. Institutions must prioritize their online presence to maintain relevance and credibility. Central to this is the CMS they employ. This week's blog post explores ten consequences institutions might face when their CMS fails to evolve with technological advancements.

Thu Sep 28 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Graham Lewis


How to Use a CMS to Foster Collaboration and Effective Communication in Higher-Ed

Platforms like Cascade are turning CMS's into a nucleus of academic knowledge, fostering seamless communication and enabling dynamic partnerships amongst departments. See how Cascade CMS and others are reshaping the higher-ed landscape, from real-time content editing to remote access and beyond.

Wed Aug 30 12:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Kat Liendgens


Cascade CMS Hidden Gem: Task Manager

Managing one higher education website is a big enough job - managing several hundred sites, as many of our customers do, is on another level altogether. One of the key objectives that Cascade supports is the ability to keep users on track and engaged in the CMS, and the Task Manager is intended to do just that.

Thu Aug 03 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Transforming College Move-In Day with Digital Signage

In an increasingly digital world, colleges and universities continually seek innovative ways to enhance the campus experience for students and their parents. One such strategy that has gained significant momentum is the use of digital signage. Learn how to utilize its power in this blog post.

Thu Jul 20 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Kat Liendgens


10 Cascade CMS Features Developers Love

Making content updates as easy as possible for nontechnical users and helping contributors make their content more effective are two of the main goals of every CMS. We also recognize that our web developer community deserves the best content management tools as well, and their roles, challenges, and needs are different. Learn about the top 10 Cascade CMS features and qualities loved by developers.

Thu Jul 13 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


5 Ways To Strengthen Higher-Ed Websites through Diversity of Voice

Managing website content effectively is crucial for higher education institutions, and with the increasing competition and diverse audience, it is essential to showcase a variety of voices, personalize the user experience, and provide authentic, engaging content. Understanding the significance of these elements can help create a compelling online presence. Learn how to get started in this blog post.

Thu Jul 06 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Debbie Nichols


10 Ways Cascade CMS Can Elevate Your Content Management Strategy

In this guest article by Debbie Nichols, Web Content Engineer at Fresno City College, she explores the remarkable features and benefits of Cascade CMS, highlighting its ability to unlock the full potential of your content management strategy. Learn how you can do the same in this post.

Thu Jun 29 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Cascade CMS Chronicles: 8.23 On-Prem Release Spotlight

We are excited to announce that Cascade CMS version 8.23 is now available for download. Enjoy the latest Google Analytics 4 support, stronger password requirements for new/updated normal authentication users, more reliable publishing, and other exciting updates.

Tue Jun 27 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Cascade CMS Hidden Gem: Salesforce Integration

Over 100 of our customers currently use Clive, Hannon Hill’s web personalization tool that integrates seamlessly with Cascade CMS. When we learned that a significant number of our customers use Salesforce as their CRM, our product team met with interested users to learn more about their desired outcomes concerning an integration between the two products. Fast forward: you can now send data from Clive forms directly into Salesforce.

Tue Apr 25 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


10 Program Finders That Help Increase Enrollment

For many students, choosing the right academic program is a crucial decision that can profoundly impact their future career prospects. As such, universities and colleges must make it easy for prospective students to find the programs that best fit their interests and goals. In this week's blog post, we'll showcase 10 program finders from our clients’ websites to help you draw inspiration to create a well-designed program finder to help students make informed decisions about their academic paths.

Thu Apr 13 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


10 Best Higher Ed CMS Features

With the rise of technology and CMS improvements, crafting content that reflects your school's brand image can now be easier for all involved. The 10 features outlined in this blog post should be part of your CMS wishlist if you want to provide your end users and site visitors with the best user experience possible.

Tue Dec 27 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Higher Ed RFPs: Tips for Getting Best-Fit Proposals

Authoring an RFP is a big undertaking, but it also means you're one step closer to a new product or service. Here are our tips for crafting RFPs that get great responses from high-quality bidders.

Thu Jun 23 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Overcoming the Challenges of Content Migration

In this blog post, we take a look at our free-to-use Migration Tool, which has helped hundreds of Cascade CMS users migrate content from Ektron, WordPress, Drupal, and more.

Tue Apr 26 13:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


New Higher Education Benchmark Report

Download a new report from Hannon Hill and Monsido to review industry benchmark data on web accessibility, content quality assurance, response time, SEO, and performance and uptime.

Wed Mar 23 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Web Governance: Building the Framework and the Committee

Web governance doesn’t have to be daunting. A small investment now can evolve into an empowering set of standards to bring you from chasing shiny objects to tackling strategic projects.

Tue Mar 15 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Introducing Edit With Preview

Generally available with Cascade CMS version 8.19, Edit With Preview shows real-time changes as they are made, eliminating the need to toggle from edit to preview.

Tue Nov 02 11:00:00 EDT 2021

Author: Daisy Perper


Elevate Your Skills: Upcoming Training

Be the expert by taking advantage of the current Cascade CMS & Clive training opportunities that are available now!

Thu Oct 21 11:00:00 EDT 2021

Author: Jasmine de Guzman


A Proactive Approach To Perfecting Your Website

Hannon Hill and Monsido are technology partners, and the new integration between Cascade CMS and the Monsido platform delivers more seamless website management.

Wed Aug 04 11:00:00 EDT 2021

Author: Laura Rives


Making the Case for Cascade Cloud

In this blog post we take a look at what's to gain by transitioning to Cloud-based solutions and review the top five factors that make a compelling case for Cascade Cloud.

Tue Mar 09 11:00:00 EST 2021

Author: Daisy Perper


3 Quick Ways to Make Your Google Analytics Actionable

As Higher Ed websites continue to serve as a resource hub for many different audiences, it is important to utilize tracking metrics to serve as a driving force behind evolving your web strategy.

Wed Mar 03 11:00:00 EST 2021

Author: Laura Rives


How Cascade CMS Supports Current SEO Trends

Search engine optimization is constantly evolving, so it is important to stay on top of metrics to improve your spot in the rankings. Check out this blog post to learn how Cascade CMS supports five SEO trends for 2021.

Tue Feb 23 14:00:00 EST 2021

Author: Daisy Perper


Three Ways Higher Ed is Successfully Utilizing Social Media

In today’s blog post, we’re exploring three ways higher education experts are effectively using social media as well as helpful tips as social strategies continue to evolve.

Tue Feb 16 11:30:00 EST 2021

Author: Kat Liendgens


Organizations We Admire: Diversity and Inclusion

In today's blog post, we're highlighting a few of our customers who are utilizing portions of their own sites to educate and spread awareness around diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Tue Feb 02 11:00:00 EST 2021

Author: Kat Liendgens


2020, What a Year!

With a year filled with challenges, major milestones and masks, we are excited to take a look back and celebrate all that was accomplished!

Wed Jan 06 11:00:00 EST 2021

Author: Laura Rives


6 Personalization Tactics to Try in 2021

If you're ready to get started with personalization but feel blocked by lack of time or resources, check out these six easy-to-implement techniques that require no historical data collection or ties to your CRM.

Thu Dec 17 11:00:00 EST 2020

Author: Laura Rives


Calculating the ROI of a CMS

ROI is a calculation that can be used to evaluate the success of a software investment at any stage of the project. Read on for a simple way to calculate the return on investment of a content management system.

Wed Oct 07 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Daisy Perper


What's New in Cascade CMS and Clive Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, October 14 for a live webinar to learn what's new and next with Cascade CMS and Clive. We'll leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Thu Oct 01 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


The True Costs of an Open Source CMS

An open source CMS has inherent benefits, but dig a little deeper and you might find hidden costs and hardships that don’t make sense for your business.

Thu Sep 10 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


Webinar Alert: What's New in Cascade CMS and Clive

Join us on Wednesday, July 15 for a live webinar to learn what's new and next with Cascade CMS and Clive. We'll leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Wed Jul 01 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


Site-Wide Communication Alerts Center

Available immediately to all Cascade CMS customers, the Alerts Center is a site built to provide alerts and emergency information.

Thu Apr 30 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


April Training Offerings

In order to get the most out of your Cascade CMS implementation during this critical time, we’ve set up additional training opportunities that we encourage you to take advantage of in April.

Tue Apr 14 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Daisy Perper


Introducing the NEW Hannon Hill Website

In March 2020, our team published a completely-redesigned website. This is a journal of what we did, how long it took, how many people were involved, and what we learned.

Thu Mar 12 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


Three Key Benefits to Structured Content Authoring

Managing content in chunks enables you to get more out of your content with less work. Read on to learn the top three ways in which structured content can benefit your organization.

Tue Feb 04 11:00:00 EST 2020

Author: Kat Liendgens


Personalization 101: Implicit versus Explicit personalization

Part two of seven in a series about digital personalization in higher education. Read on to learn about implicit (inferred) personalization versus explicit (volunteered) personalization.

Thu Sep 26 11:00:00 EDT 2019

Author: Miranda Stephen


Effective Crisis Communication Strategies For The Web

In this blog post, we take a look at how to prepare crisis communication strategies and effectively implement them in the digital world.

Thu Feb 28 11:00:00 EST 2019