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  • CEO Notebook | The next generation of business officers is making connections virtually this week. How will we be meeting and learning from each other next year? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and ...

  • Leadership | School business leaders have learned and innovated their way through the pandemic. Now they are looking ahead to how that experience helps shape the “next normal.” Which changes to school business and operations ...

  • Human Resources | A well-crafted head of school contract can help pave the way for a successful headship. Head of school turnover picked up speed during the pandemic, and the momentum of new head announcements will ...

  • Leadership | Cody Murphy played a foundational role in the development of business office practices that have helped her school grow over the past three decades. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes ...

  • CEO Notebook | The data in NBOA’s new Tuition Discounting Report for PK-12 Independent Schools may not be as troubling as related data in higher education, but it is trending in the same direction . Jeffrey ...

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  • Financial Management | While lessons from this pandemic and response are ongoing, data from the 2008 financial crisis may help inform what lies ahead. Article by James Pugh, James Pugh & Associates, Ed Biddle, ...

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  • Leadership | Throughout her 35-year career, Pacini has strived to create best-in-class financial policies and practices at her school. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable contributions ...

  • Human Resources | Across the country, relaxed COVID-19 regulations are coming into force or will soon. Here's a look at some of the rule changes that may impact independent schools. Article by Amber Stockham While ...

  • Human Resources | Many independent schools will continue to offer a remote work option to eligible employees, some of whom have thrived in an online environment. Article by Amber Stockham In a recent conversation ...

  • Leadership | Continuously stretching her limits, Karolyi has lent a hand in nearly every aspect of business and operations at The Shipley School. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable contributions ...

  • CEO Notebook | Delegating can expand your strategic capacity and promote creativity and skill development among your team. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO “I want it done right, so ...

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  • Facilities | Reserving funds is one way to manage the costs of protecting physical assets. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the May/June 2021   Net Assets magazine To finance significant expenditures for ...

  • Leadership | Licari developed policies and programs to support institutional and strategic goals related to employee relations, well-being and job satisfaction. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the ...

  • Human Resources | What the SECURE Act means for independent schools. Article by Gary Mauger, New Pinnacle Consulting Group , and Evan Giller, Boutwell Fay, LLP The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement ...

  • Facilities | Against the backdrop of the pandemic, summer and auxiliary program directors take on more diverse roles while looking for new ways to add value. Interview by Cecily Garber From the May/June 2021   ...

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  • Leadership | Goodrich has always been interested in bringing new ideas and concepts to the school with an eye to improve planning and making the student experience better. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes ...

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  • Leadership | This year’s recipient of the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award shares her journey of life lessons, balanced priorities and personal growth. Article by Donna Pacchioni, Kentucky Country Day ...

  • CEO Notebook | Relaying your financial story while building trust and buy-in is more than an essential skill, it’s good stewardship. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO In more than 20 years ...

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  • Risk Management | Despite progress, the pay gap between men and women still exists. Learn what independent schools can do to ensure equitable pay practices. By Linda Johnson, J.D., McLane Middleton , and Jeffrey ...

  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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, ...

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  • CEO Notebook | The next generation of business officers is making connections virtually this week. How will we be meeting and learning from each other next year? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and ...

  • Leadership | School business leaders have learned and innovated their way through the pandemic. Now they are looking ahead to how that experience helps shape the “next normal.” Which changes to school business and operations ...

  • Human Resources | A well-crafted head of school contract can help pave the way for a successful headship. Head of school turnover picked up speed during the pandemic, and the momentum of new head announcements will ...

  • Leadership | Cody Murphy played a foundational role in the development of business office practices that have helped her school grow over the past three decades. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes ...

  • CEO Notebook | The data in NBOA’s new Tuition Discounting Report for PK-12 Independent Schools may not be as troubling as related data in higher education, but it is trending in the same direction . Jeffrey ...

    1 person likes this.
  • Financial Management | While lessons from this pandemic and response are ongoing, data from the 2008 financial crisis may help inform what lies ahead. Article by James Pugh, James Pugh & Associates, Ed Biddle, ...

    1 person likes this.
  • Leadership | Throughout her 35-year career, Pacini has strived to create best-in-class financial policies and practices at her school. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable contributions ...

  • Human Resources | Across the country, relaxed COVID-19 regulations are coming into force or will soon. Here's a look at some of the rule changes that may impact independent schools. Article by Amber Stockham While ...

  • Human Resources | Many independent schools will continue to offer a remote work option to eligible employees, some of whom have thrived in an online environment. Article by Amber Stockham In a recent conversation ...

  • Leadership | Continuously stretching her limits, Karolyi has lent a hand in nearly every aspect of business and operations at The Shipley School. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable contributions ...

  • CEO Notebook | Delegating can expand your strategic capacity and promote creativity and skill development among your team. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO “I want it done right, so ...

    1 person likes this.
  • Facilities | Reserving funds is one way to manage the costs of protecting physical assets. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the May/June 2021   Net Assets magazine To finance significant expenditures for ...

  • Leadership | Licari developed policies and programs to support institutional and strategic goals related to employee relations, well-being and job satisfaction. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the ...

  • Human Resources | What the SECURE Act means for independent schools. Article by Gary Mauger, New Pinnacle Consulting Group , and Evan Giller, Boutwell Fay, LLP The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement ...

  • Facilities | Against the backdrop of the pandemic, summer and auxiliary program directors take on more diverse roles while looking for new ways to add value. Interview by Cecily Garber From the May/June 2021   ...

    1 person likes this.
  • Leadership | Goodrich has always been interested in bringing new ideas and concepts to the school with an eye to improve planning and making the student experience better. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes ...

    1 person likes this.
  • Leadership | This year’s recipient of the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award shares her journey of life lessons, balanced priorities and personal growth. Article by Donna Pacchioni, Kentucky Country Day ...

  • CEO Notebook | Relaying your financial story while building trust and buy-in is more than an essential skill, it’s good stewardship. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO In more than 20 years ...

    1 person likes this.
  • Risk Management | Despite progress, the pay gap between men and women still exists. Learn what independent schools can do to ensure equitable pay practices. By Linda Johnson, J.D., McLane Middleton , and Jeffrey ...

  • 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 ...

    1 person likes this.
  • 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 ...

    1 person likes this.
  • 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 ...

    1 person likes this.
  • 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, ...