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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Independent schools can help families receiving assistance or paying through 529 plans understand when financial compliance may be a concern. Scholarships, grants, gifts and, ...

  • Leadership | Celebrating 25 years in the business office, Wolford excels at financial planning and rethinking financial aid and tuition strategies. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business ...

  • CEO Notebook | Access data and tools that will help you lead your school to financial success. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Four years ago, when NBOA embarked on the journey to develop ...

  • Leadership | Training therapy dogs provides respite to this business officer, while the dogs she trains help relieve students’ stress. Article by Tanja Mackin, Elmwood School From the July/August NetAssets ...

  • Leadership | Sparks aligned admissions practices with the school’s vision of inclusivity while managing multiple successful leadership transitions at Echo Horizon School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award ...

  • Human Resources | New salary threshold less onerous for independent schools than once anticipated. The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a final rule under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ...

  • Financial Management | Improvements to the BIIS data collection platform and The NBOA Financial Dashboard should make budgeting and planning that much easier. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the September/October ...

  • Leadership | At each stage of his career, from running a small business to 25 years in the business office, the new NBOA board chair has found strong relationships with colleagues a key to success. Interview ...

  • Leadership | Sailor established a firm financial foundation for Aspen Academy while overseeing campus renovation and launching a preventative maintenance plan. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given ...

  • Risk Management | Addressing low-hanging fruit and implementing low-cost solutions could improve your school’s safety. Article by Marcus DePontes, StoneGate Associates, LLC From the September/October 2019 ...

  • CEO Notebook | Three tips for helping your board remain future-looking, mission-centric and resource-aware. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Earlier this month I had the pleasure of joining ...

  • Financial Management | Which independent schools should consider a merger? All of them. It’s not about profits, but rather perpetuating the mission in a changing marketplace. Article by Chad Tew, LearnCollab ...

  • Leadership | Mayhew’s strategic vision led River Oaks Baptist School through a capital campaign that strengthened endowment and allowed the school to expand. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to ...

  • Leadership | Mentorship and extracurricular leadership need not be for faculty alone. Article by Jillian Lamothe, St. John's-Ravencourt School From the September/October 2019  NetAssets magazine ...

  • Financial Management | Benchmarking, data analysis and school-wide brainstorming enabled St. John's Preparatory School to moderate tuition increases, adjust revenue and spending, and enhance its value proposition. ...

  • Leadership | A champion for positive growth, Kessel managed sweeping campus renovations and construction projects that helped his school realize its vision. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to ...

  • Human Resources | Conducting a school-wide survey may help boost morale and retention if expectations are clear and employees feel heard. Article by Seymour Mintzer, Lake Highland Preparatory School From ...

  • CEO Notebook | Grace Lee will serve as NBOA legal counsel, one of many available resources to help school leaders manage employment practices. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Risk management ...

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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Tuition models and pricing strategies are focus of continued NBOA-EMA partnership. This week, as the Enrollment Management Association’s Annual Conference kicks off in Washington, ...

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  • Leadership | Hughes helped drive innovation and set the standard for diversity, equity and inclusion at Hathaway Brown School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made ...

  • Risk Management | If your students, faculty or staff are traveling to China, their data is at risk. Thoughtfully developed and well implemented policies can keep it safe. Article by Clare Sisisky, Global Education ...

  • Facilities | Shift auxiliary program goals from arbitrary and out-of-reach to strategic and achievable using data sets and other national resources. Article by Vinita Ahuja, Georgetown Day School From ...

  • Leadership | Griffin managed efficient, effective vendor relationships while strengthening connections throughout his school’s community. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who ...

  • Projections | Every school can use data in its strategic decision-making if it’s presented to leaders at the appropriate level. From the September/October 2019 NetAssets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, ...

  • Human Resources | Implementing human resources technology may not only save time and improve the employee experience, but also spur more strategic thinking. Article by Donna Davis From the September/October ...

  • Leadership | Ferreira’s forward-thinking leadership enabled her school to expand risk management while maintaining compliance throughout a period of shifting government regulations. The Will J. Hancock Unsung ...

  • CEO Notebook | What inspires you to tackle challenges — and gives you the energy to follow through — at your school? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I’ve often wondered what it takes to ...

  • Financial Management | Tactical measures can help schools spend less. Knowing when to benchmark — and when not to — can do even more. Article by Geoff Still and Pete Upham , The Association of Boarding Schools ...

  • Leadership | A master project manager and strategic thinker, Downing also makes time to lend a hand to students, family and staff alike. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who ...

  • Risk Management | Federal court ruled recently that a school was not responsible for student’s claimed adverse effects from campus Wi-Fi. A strong enrollment contract helped the case. In recent years, some independent ...