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  • Leadership | Faermann helped smooth out differing processes and build a cohesive, healthy school culture following a merger at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes ...

  • Financial Management | Creating a partnership with the auditor can help ensure that your school is shown in the best light. Article by Liz Maher, CPA, MBA From the May/June 2021   Net Assets magazine For ...

  • Facilities | Developing a tactical campus master plan begins with a future vision of the institution that realigns facilities with mission. By Larry Eighmy and Theresa Duncan, The Stone House Group From the ...

  • Leadership | DeMasi developed a degree of proficiency that contributes to the school's operations and financial health in many tangible and intangible ways. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable ...

  • Human Resources | What schools need to know as they enter the summer camp hiring season. Article by Grace H. Lee and Ashley Sykes, Venable LLP From the May/June 2021   Net Assets magazine Planning for ...

  • CEO Notebook | To eradicate persistent racial inequities, we need transformative solutions. Many are already in motion, but more needs to happen. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO One week ...

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  • Facilities | Successful efforts at sustainability are embedded in programming and measurable. Article by Stacey Freed From the May/June 2021 Net Assets magazine Feature image: A student works in the campus ...

  • Leadership | Cohen streamlined business office practices and strengthened financial governance at The Madeira School. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable contributions made by independent ...

  • Human Resources | With many carriers giving premium holidays, rebates and rate holds throughout 2020, the lingering question remains: When should we expect that large renewal increase to make it all up? Article by ...

  • Human Resources | How do we utilize equity and inclusion practices as assets and opportunity makers towards reshaping and transforming our schools? “Our mission as educational institutions asks us to sustain diverse, ...

  • Leadership | As an integral member of her school's COVID-19 task force, Bullied has helped to advance campus growth in the midst of uncommon circumstances.  The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the ...

  • Projections | Amidst an ongoing pandemic and constant business pressure, we must still pay attention to wellness for ourselves and our organizations. From the May/June2021 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, ...

  • CEO Notebook | Can airtight debt management and a focus on student retention help us emerge in a better financial position than before the pandemic? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Over ...

  • Leadership | Independent schools are always looking for — and finding — new innovations in their business operations. For the first time this year, NBOA recognized those schools with a new award, the Jeffrey Shields ...

  • Leadership | Congratulations to the inaugural recipients of the NBOA Professional Achievement Award , which recognizes the invaluable contributions made by independent school business, finance and operations staff who ...

  • Risk Management | Boarding, camp and auxiliary programs are in a unique position to mitigate this danger. “Do not treat abuse, or abuse incidents, as if they are natural disasters, impossible to prevent,” advised J. ...

  • Human Resources | Research on productivity shows that taking breaks is vital to sustaining your attention for long periods of time.  The key to productivity is fewer interruptions suggests psychological researcher ...

  • Leadership | How can school leaders continue creating change within their organizations?  “Diversity is about counting the numbers, inclusion is about making the numbers count. Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our collective, never-ending recognition of the past year as the most challenging, exhausting and memorable of our entire professional careers may soon be in for a reversal of fortune. Jeffrey ...

  • Leadership | Providing volunteer leadership in sports and other pursuits has taught this business officer diverse lessons. By Michael McKitish, The Peddie School Just as any independent school strives for financial ...

  • Leadership | Sharing real funds with students and mentoring their business and investment acumen has literally paid dividends, in the $100,000s. Article by David Wright and Greg Malkin, University School From ...

  • Leadership | Successful leadership requires knowing your default style and strengthening other approaches to meet each moment most effectively. Interview by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Financial Management | Initial findings from BIIS 2019-20 data collection reveal that for most schools, both revenue and expenses were up slightly as the school year concluded remotely. Article by Elizabeth Dabney ...

  • CEO Notebook | When school leaders listen in focused and systematic ways, they can help their teams broaden their contributions and create conditions for creative confidence. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA ...

  • Human Resources | Through concerted hiring efforts, senior leadership at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is nearly half people of color. Article by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2021   Net Assets ...

  • Projections | As light from the tunnel’s end comes into focus, our charge is to maintain the spirit of innovation through the pandemic’s final stages and beyond. From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Leadership | The trends and events of this past year reminds us that change is a constant in our profession and across the educational, social, economic, and political landscape. Feature image: Closing keynote speaker ...

  • Financial Management | The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost everything about independent schools this past year. Is tuition setting next? Article by Stacey Freed From the March/April 2021   Net Assets magazine ...

  • CEO Notebook | Opening ourselves to new ideas and creating the conditions for creative confidence among our teams can go a long way in advancing the future of independent schools. Performing best—and creating the ...

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  • Leadership | More than 2400 independent school professionals helped kick off the 2021 NBOA Annual Meeting: An All Virtual Experience. Feature image: Opening keynote speaker Duncan Wardle answers live audience questions ...