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  • CEO Notebook | Three takeaways from Stephen Sondheim’s storied career can help independent schools face another challenging year — with verve. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Musical theatre ...

  • Technology | The way we track email campaign metrics is going to change. Article by Angela Brown, Niche Independent schools understand the importance of having a strong digital presence — according to the Niche ...

  • Leadership | Renowned pianist and opening keynote speaker Jade Simmons explains how everyone can bring creativity into the workplace.  Interview by Jeff Shields, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO of NBOA From the ...

  • Risk Management | A new app enables faculty and staff to call for help if they witness a crime or have an emergency. Article by Bobby Brasher, Brook Hill School This past summer, a member of Brook Hill School’s ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Creating joint programs with related organizations has helped differentiate our school in a competitive market. Article by Jane Segale, Walnut Hill School for the Arts From the ...

  • CEO Notebook | Remote work isn’t in itself an obstacle to building trust among colleagues, but strong results require intentional bridge-building. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As we adjust ...

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  • Leadership | Serving as treasurer for her university alumni association has strengthened this business officer’s connections to Thailand. Article by Vipada Musick, Evergreen School From the November/December ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | What business officers need to know about the admissions testing debate, the best of virtual admissions processes and potential iterations for online learning. Interview by Cecily ...

  • Financial Management | Modest changes that might not phase larger schools can impact smaller schools significantly. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the November/December 2021  Net Assets magazine Small independent ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Integrating advancement, communications and marketing functions can help leaders tap resources to generate alternative revenue streams. Ann Snyder, director of independent and international ...

  • Risk Management | This fall is similar to the one before it only in that both are unlike any other schools have experienced in recent memory. As schools have worked to adapt their policies and procedures again to ensure ...

  • CEO Notebook | Collaboration between NBOA and NAIS will yield new insights that will help all schools plan strategically. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO It’s widely understood that independent ...

  • Leadership | School business leaders explore "what-if" scenarios.  Feature photo (above): The second cohort of the NBOA Leadership Academy outside of Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. NBOA’s first in-person program ...

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  • Risk Management | Article by Amber Stockham, SPHR The information below is accurate as of press time. It is possible that some data have changed since publication. Additionally, this information is provided for ...

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  • Risk Management | Religious schools should consider how high courts have recently handled the “ministerial exception” when considering issues such as transgender rights and vaccine exemptions. Article by Charla Bizios ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Schools that experienced a “flight to quality” last year share strategies that have helped them retain new students. By Donna Davis From the November/December 2021   Net Assets ...

  • Leadership | Wright shifted University School’s health insurance to a self-insured captive program while consolidating other shared costs. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | A structured financial aid review process that involves both admissions and the business office can maximize enrollment without breaking the bank. Article by Toni Kanzler and Amy ...

  • CEO Notebook | Whatever your greatest leadership strength is, it can become a liability — that with sufficient attention, you can correct for and bolster. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

  • Projections | It is time to switch our mindset from short-term problem-solving to long-term strategizing. From the November/December 2021 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and ...

  • Leadership | Wollam’s negotiating skills have helped Winchester Thurston School expand its campus and foster long-term financial health. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have ...

  • Risk Management | Independent schools are carrying significant “risk baggage,” both old and new. Comprehensive risk management can help leaders avoid liability and potential crises. Article by Dorothy Gjerdrum, Gallagher ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Trends and lessons from last year’s financial aid season can make this season calmer and more efficient. By Alisa Evans, Mission Enrollment Strategy Solutions, LLC From the November/December ...

  • Leadership | A financial trailblazer, Standard has modernized every inch of the business office while promoting and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business ...

  • Facilities | Ventilation improvements and regular inspections can lower the risk of infection on campus. Article by Kevin Folsom, Building Solutions Ventilation in older buildings has long been a problem, but ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our schools’ missions and values are being put to the test. They should be our guide as we navigate contentious times.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Last week, after a ...

  • Human Resources | When rethinking staff performance evaluation processes, HR leaders need to function as change agents. Performance evaluations can be stressful, not just for employees but also for managers at independent ...

  • Leadership | Stacy’s financial management skills helped the Dunn School eliminate structural deficits, grow the endowment and remodel the school’s budget process. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to ...

  • Leadership | Plunging into an old passion has helped this business officer approach the seemingly impossible. Article by Jerry Walker, Kent Denver School From the September/October 2021 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Leadership | NBOA’s 2021–23 board chair shares how diverse visions are helping shape a stronger future for her school. Interview by Tara Kosowski From the September/October 2021   Net Assets magazine Feature ...