CEO Notebook |
Four years ago, when NBOA embarked on the journey to develop a data collection platform, our goal was to offer benchmarking, analysis and tools that added value to the independent school data collection landscape. So, from the beginning, we asked ourselves, what would make BIIS different?
First, it would be designed by business officers for business officers — your colleagues and peers, sitting in your seat, who best understand what financial and operational data schools need and how they need to see it. Second, the scope of BIIS would be intentionally limited and consistent with NBOA’s mission, focused on helping business officers help their schools achieve long-term financial health. And third, BIIS would be easy to use, including data entry, benchmarking and reporting. All of this would allow the forward-thinking business officer to better understand his or her school’s financial position and richly inform a school’s long-term financial strategy.
Today, BIIS offers the following to you and your school in alignment with our original goals:
You know better than almost anyone at your school that a technology project of this kind is a journey. Thank you to all of the schools that have joined us on this ride thus far. You have helped us continue to improve BIIS, highlight its unique role and most importantly, develop it into a valuable resource that makes your job easier and the financial decisions at your school better.
You still have plenty of time to complete your data entry in BIIS by Friday, October 11. Don’t wait for another school to do it; they may just be waiting for you. Thank you in advance for your support of your national professional association by participating in BIIS. Your strategic partners at your schools may thank you as well, for bringing data-informed insights and vision to crucial leadership discussions.
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