Jeffrey Shields' Blog

Projections | To truly innovate and map out a mission-centered, financially sustainable future, we must harness our best thinking. This calls for greater diversity of thought, experiences and perspectives. From ...
Leadership | Heads of schools, boards of trustees and other school leaders are expecting more from the business office.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO A new year is upon us. I always ...
CEO Notebook | This year's high points include enhanced data sharing and a new compliance guidebook.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ‘Tis the season of many things, including making ...
CEO Notebook | You have questions. You have strengths. You have challenges. You are motivated. What we heard on our listening journey.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO More than 60 of ...
CEO Notebook | As we enter the holiday season of gratitude, thankfulness, family and friends, look for what is going right at your school. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Last week, ...

The Financial Aid Conundrum

Projections | How can schools employ mission-fit financial aid awards without harming their financial health? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Picture a group of business officers having ...
CEO Notebook | Beyond their positive economic impact on independent schools and universities, international students can contribute to host countries long after graduation. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA ...
CEO Notebook | How is the BIIS data-collection platform different, and how can it help you? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Dear Colleagues: During this frantic data-collection season, ...
Projections | Let’s take a collective breath and identify technology tools that will work for our schools. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO It’s never been about the technology. When ...
CEO Notebook | Could a mammoth fundraising push enable independent schools to lower tuition? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Strained as independent schools’ financial aid budgets may ...