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  • 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 ...

  • Financial Management | Investment guidelines enable institutions to weather market volatility better than individuals, on average, and a crisis playbook can provide additional assurance. The 2017 calendar year ...

  • Human Resources | Adopting a telehealth plan separate from its health insurance provider has saved Aspen Academy and its employees tens of thousands of dollars. Article by Linda Sailor, Aspen Academy From ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Independent schools may have to work harder than ever before to attract the large wave of young adults beginning to raise children. Article by Stacey Freed From the January/February ...

  • Leadership | Play shouldn’t be reserved for students at your school. It can help kids and adults alike cultivate curiosity, think creatively, inspire teams and deliver results. Kevin Carroll, innovation consultant, ...

  • 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 ...

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  • Risk Management | Schools should look for more than sexual misconduct when identifying educator behaviors that can hurt students. The “rescue mentality” is a real risk. Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton ...

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  • Leadership | Keynote speakers will explore what it takes to accomplish extraordinary feats, which can be found very close to home. “Exploration is in our DNA,” said retired astronaut Mark Kelly in a 2015 interview. ...

  • Leadership | A snapshot of NBOA’s priorities, accomplishments and operational health in support of member schools during the 2018 fiscal year From the January/February 2019  Net Assets magazine Feature ...

  • Leadership | Disciplined creativity is a long-term growth strategy, according to Leadership Awards Lunch speaker Erik Wahl. Getting it right starts with commitment from the top. Interview by Leah Thayer ...

  • Human Resources | High performance teams of independent school faculty and staff don't merely reflect the increasing diversity of the students they serve. They also bring a greater diversity of experiences, perspectives ...

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  • Leadership | Now a NetAssets.org tradition (since 2016!), here's a baker's dozen of articles from the past year: a mix of the most clicked, most provocative and most appreciated. We'll be back in January with ...

  • Leadership | From the archives: A conversation between Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian, and Jeff Shields, NBOA's president and CEO. This article originally appeared in the January/February 2015 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Leadership | Sharing just 200 square feet with a toddler and spouse required patience and problem-solving, but life on a sailboat was well worth it for this HR director. Article by Sara Skinner, Lakeside School ...

  • Leadership | At a school where cultivated diversity drives enrollment demand, this administrator facilitates everything from classroom discussions to faculty hiring. Interview by Cecily Garber From the November/December ...

  • Financial Management | Assessing a school’s perceived value in the marketplace is one of several key data points that signal its financial health. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the November/December ...

  • Risk Management | Traditional lockdown drills demoralized students and staff. New protocols built confidence and capabilities. Photo above: Staff and students at Indian Creek School assemble "go buckets" for ...

  • 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 ...

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  •   Risk Management | Strong concussion management policy and protocol can protect students from life-threatening injuries — and schools from legal fallout. While people around the country gather to watch football ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Invaluable for many employees but expensive for schools, tuition remission is evolving with schools' financial models. Article by Donna Davis From the November/December 2018 ...

  • Leadership | Weakley managed on-time, under-budget construction projects while strengthening her school's financial foothold. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made ...

  • Risk Management | Including these in employee and student contracts allows schools to avoid the court system. But are they the right move for your school? Article by Drew Davis and Joseph Bevington IV, Folger ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | From the November/December 2018  Net Assets magazine , with expanded online-only content. The Bottom Line Collaborating on research and demographic data analysis helps ...

  • 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, ...

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  • Leadership | Smith implemented a regular risk audit, which spurred his school to raise limits on fire damage just 15 months before a devastating wildfire. His tireless efforts enabled campus to reopen one month ...

  • Leadership | Transforming 3,000 square feet of underused space, this K-8 independent school became the first in its area to offer programs for infants and toddlers. All photos courtesy of Saint Paul's School. ...

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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Search anywhere on the Gordon School website, and you will not find mention of financial aid. That is intentional. Administrators at the 330-student preschool through grade 8 day ...

  • 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 ...

  • Financial Management | The end of its financial dependence on a longtime sponsor forced this school to scrutinize operations and reset its revenue and expense levers. “We were a 160 year-old toddler learning to ...