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  • Leadership | Want greater productivity and efficiency at your school? Break down the silos, says educational change management consultant Howard Teibel. Article by Leah Thayer, with a webcast conversation between...

  • Human Resources | Amid federal reshufflings in the early days of the new administration, independent school business officers are still in wait-and-see mode regarding the fate of legislation such as the Affordable...

  • Financial Management | From the archives: Six small independent schools, four years of 990 data and some universal truths about financial sustainability. Article by Jocelyn Romero Demirbag, Haleakala Waldorf...

  • Leadership | From the archives: A business officer on dogs, love and ambition. "A common saying about Flat-Coats is that you can't have just one." Article by Tracey Fudge, Holton-Arms School This article...

  • Technology | From the archives: Education technology is on a fast-moving trajectory. Here’s how schools’ technology department staffing structures can keep pace. By Gabriel Lucas, EdTech Recruiting...

  • Facilities | From the archives: Economic recovery drives "a perfect storm" of financing for major construction at independent schools. But there’s a new sense of caution this time. Article by Donna Davis...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | From the archives: Can lowering tuition rates widen and diversify applicant pools? “Everything is on the table.” Article by Donna Davis This article originally...

  • CEO Notebook | Is your school making the most of its technology budget? How do you know if faculty, students and staff are fully utilizing new resources? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO...

  • Leadership | Article by Kareen Laplanche, The American School of Kinshasa From the January/February 2017 Net Assets From Haiti to sub-Saharan Africa, this business officer continues her multidisciplinary...

  • Projections | Independent schools face sizable changes in the year ahead. The business office will be instrumental in preparing them to adapt and thrive. From the January/February 2017 Net Assets Jeffrey...

  • Leadership | With commitment and resources, we can deliver on the independent school mission of honoring how each student learns. Article by Brad Rathgeber, One Schoolhouse From the January/February 2017...

  • Facilities | From the archives: NBOA’s 2015–2016 Facilities Budgeting and Staffing Survey Report illustrates independent schools’ struggles to maintain their biggest assets. Article by Mary...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | From the archives: Following the higher-ed model, independent schools ask, "Why not just expect students to come back?" Article by Donna Davis This article originally appeared...

  • CEO Notebook | This year's award recipients — Frank Aloise and Dana Tufts — have merged schools, counseled peers and served as exceptional leaders. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President...

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  • Human Resources | Weightier leadership titles, expanding support services stand out in NBOA’s 2016-2017 Business Office Compensation and Staffing Survey Report. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the...

  • Leadership | 2017 NBOA Annual Meeting preview: Why do some large-scale changes at schools take off and solve problems while others fall flat or create new headaches? Article by Cecily Garber From the January/February...

  • Financial Management | Independent schools are bracing for upcoming FASB changes. A number of NBOA resources can help. New FASB rules won’t take effect until fiscal year 2019, but it’s not too early...

  • Leadership | 2017 NBOA Annual Meeting preview: Bestselling author Susan Cain makes the case for nurturing your inner introvert while making “strategic forays” outside of your comfort zone. From the...

  • Human Resources | From the archives: While fundraising events, overnight trips and training programs can be excellent opportunities for school employees, they can also create confusion when it comes to paying non-exempt...

  • CEO Notebook | The question for business officers is a perennial one: How can I support this effort with confidence that our school is making the best investments with its financial resources? Jeffrey...

  • Leadership | Pop songs and poetry get their “best of” lists — so we thought Net Assets should have one too. Independent school business officers took a keen interest in 2016 in everything from...

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  • Risk Management | A four-step strategy for preventing sexual abuse in independent schools. Article by Angelique Dale, Praesidium (above) From the January/February 2017 Net Assets When news hits of sexual...

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  • Leadership | 2017 NBOA Annual Meeting preview: In times of complex change, “innovation is as important a function to business officers as to anyone else.” Article by Leah Thayer From the January/...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | This school's re-enrollment letter doesn't focus on tuition price. And families love it. By Nancy Greene, The Bolles School From the January/February 2017 Net Assets ...

  • Human Resources | From the archives: Administrators are working with faculty to develop new compensation structures that clarify where teachers stand and what benchmarks they need to achieve to move up. ...

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  • CEO Notebook | NBOA has achieved a number of milestones over the past year--and we're starting off 2017 with a bang. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As we approach the holidays,...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | How to balance requests for temporary leave with your school’s financial needs. Article by Ray McGaughey, High Mountain Institute, and Mairéad O’Grady, School...

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  • Leadership | Who will suit up for the next generation of leadership? What challenges will they inherit? What skills and attributes will they need to ride the wave successfully? From the January/February 2017...

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  • Leadership | As longtime independent school leaders retire, their successors will step into dramatically different circumstances. What will they (or you) need to be successful? By Donna Davis, Stacey Freed...

  • Human Resources | What if there are no obvious candidates on tap to take over the senior finance/operational reins? How to identify and attract your next generation leaders? Cast your net wide, and prepare for competition....