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  • Leadership | Drawn by rapid economic growth and an education-focused population, a new independent school with American roots is winning over a different culture. Feature image above: Chadwick International School ...

  • CEO Notebook | Cultivate brand ambassadors, customer service and women's leadership so that your school and staff will flourish. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CE What leadership trends will ...

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  • Human Resources | A departing employee’s final paycheck and exit interview are only the beginning of a successful offboarding practice. Everyone is watching. From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | No action is required, but independent schools may want to reconsider financial aid formulas and payment plan dates in future years.   Article by Cecily Garber This information is ...

  • Risk Management | Article by the Bolton Education Practice Group This article first appeared on The Bolton Blog  on January 24, 2018. Republished with permission. Risk management as it relates to schools goes ...

  • Projections | As with any premium brand, an independent school’s entire faculty and staff must deliver premium customer service. HR professionals can lead the way. From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Human Resources | Statements like “We’ve never had an incident” support an atmosphere of complacency. Article by Aaron Lundberg, Praesidium From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine By now, no ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Independent schools are increasingly adopting evergreen agreements for employees, students and sometimes both. While these arrangements can ease administrative burdens, they also come with ...

  • Human Resources | Overseeing the HR function is a tough job. And someone at every independent school has got to do it. Article by Donna Davis From the January/February 2018   Net Assets magazine . This is the ...

  • Financial Management | Initial reporting from BIIS data-collection platform reveals modest declines in schools’ financial footing. Is the trend real — or a temporary illusion? By Mary Kay Markunas From the March/April ...

  • CEO Notebook | Jane Carney and Rhonda Durham exemplify service for the betterment of independent schools everywhere. Article by Jeff Shields Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO One of ...

  • Leadership | For business officers pursuing big goals, Leadership Awards Lunch speaker and world-class swimmer Diana Nyad models the power of will. From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine Since coming ...

  • Human Resources | Whether required or optional, more schools’ plans are shooting for 100 percent employee participation. Article by Ben Lewis, TIAA From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine This ...

  • Leadership | How does an organization double its membership in eight years? Good governance, staffing, communication and teamwork are key, says NBOA's Jeff Shields. Interview by Kelly Clark, Association Adviser ...

  • Human Resources | Overseeing the HR function is a tough job. And someone at every independent school has got to do it. Article by Donna Davis From the January/February 2018   Net Assets magazine . This is the ...

  • Human Resources | A program that grows leaders from the school's own ranks benefits employees, students and the larger community. Evidence of its success? At least four applicants for every spot. Article by Kelly ...

  • Financial Management | But W-4s will likely not change for at least another year.  This article was updated on January 16, 2018. Independent schools should prepare to adjust employee payroll withholding for taxes; ...

  • CEO Notebook | What could be more important to your school and your staff than doing everything you can to be present? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Tell me if this sounds familiar ...

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  • Human Resources | Overseeing the HR function is a tough job. And someone at every independent school has got to do it. Article by Donna Davis From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine . This is the first ...

  • Human Resources / Should independent schools prohibit texting between faculty and students? Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton Independent school administrators often ask me whether their schools should ...

  • Leadership | A snapshot of NBOA’s priorities, accomplishments and operational health in support of member schools during the 2017 fiscal year From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine Most data are ...

  • Leadership | It’s time to chart new pathways for engaging students. “Independent schools are imprisoning themselves by not moving forward.” Article by Leah Thayer From the January/February 2018 Net Assets ...

  • Leadership | Catch the best of 2017 before we release the January/February 2018 issue. This baker's dozen of NetAssets.org articles features pieces — on everything from tuition pricing to dramatic school turnarounds ...

  • CEO Notebook | Data collection and publishing platforms, tuition pricing research, a financial health indicator and big savings for schools. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO It’s become ...

  • Financial Management | Independent schools might breathe a small sigh of relief in reviewing the final compromise version of the sweeping tax overhaul legislation released December 15 by the House and Senate conference ...

  • Leadership | Independent school CFOs must be catalysts for positive change. “Success isn’t a permanent condition; it’s a temporary state in the context of many external factors.”  From the January/February 2018 ...

  • Human Resources | The National Labor Relations Board last week overturned a 2015 ruling that held that two entities could be considered joint employers if they had “indirect” control over the terms and conditions of ...

  • Financial Management | The GOP rush toward major tax legislation accelerated last night when Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore lost in an upset to Democrat Doug Jones, adding to pressure on the party to notch ...

  • Financial Management | Experts believe the final version of the federal tax bill that reconciles the House and Senate versions  will likely pass by year's end. Details are uncertain, but it is likely that tax-exempt ...

  • Leadership | Conversion was only the beginning of this business officer's Jewish education. Article by Julia Malaga, Golda Och Academy From the November/December 2017 Net Assets magazine Feature image: ...