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  • Financial Management | To mitigate financial risk, focus on closing, rather than filling, the gap. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the July/August 2021   Net Assets magazine The published tuition price at ...

  • Leadership | Duncan’s generative thinking and collaborative leadership style have helped launch a successful health insurance consortium. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have ...

  • Risk Management | Strong emergency communications and visual alerts helped one school manage a safer return to campus. Article by Joseph Shanahan, The Episcopal Academy From the July/August 2021   Net Assets ...

  • CEO Notebook | Recruitment and retention efforts are vital in a hot labor market. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with business officers in educational ...

  • Human Resources | Sustainable investing based on environmental, social justice and ethical corporate governance principles can mean higher returns and a better fiduciary future. Article by Doug Lynam, LongView Asset ...

  • Leadership | Through concerted efforts at the board level, Cooper is helping to significantly advance diversity, equity and inclusion at Sequoyah School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business ...

  • Leadership | As the pandemic drives more students to independent schools, business officers need to focus on big-picture strategies for tuition policies and other factors. Article by Matt Rosen, Friends Select School ...

  • Leadership | The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations to the ...

  • CEO Notebook | If we want to power forward with change and innovation, as we learned we could last year, we might try thinking more like a scientist. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I think ...

  • Risk Management | When communicating about difficult issues, do not aim to avoid conflict but rather strive to convey the school's work and the spirit in which it is done. Interview by Amber Stockham From the ...

  • Leadership | Succession planning and opportunities for internal advancement can make for smooth transitions and sustained leadership. By Deana Paradis, Louisville Collegiate School Independent schools’ hiring ...

  • Risk Management | Victims of sexual abuse, past and present, need clear ways to report misconduct and are most likely looking for caring communication and support, not retaliation. Article by Jamie Forbes, Learning ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | As the pandemic drives more students to independent schools, business officers need to focus on big-picture strategies for tuition policies and other factors. From the July/August ...

  • Leadership | Feature image: Participants in the virtual Business Officer Institute don the event's swag — hats. Last week, from June 21-24, 50 new and relatively new business officers met to learn and connect during ...

  • Risk Management | Establishing a standard of care for safeguarding students can be challenging. Lessons from the pandemic can help schools do this effectively. Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton From ...

  • Leadership | Voyles has formed strong and trusting relationships with faculty, which has led to piloting new classroom technologies and continual improvements in delivering education. The NBOA Professional Achievement ...

  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

Latest Articles

  • Financial Management | To mitigate financial risk, focus on closing, rather than filling, the gap. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the July/August 2021   Net Assets magazine The published tuition price at ...

  • Leadership | Duncan’s generative thinking and collaborative leadership style have helped launch a successful health insurance consortium. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have ...

  • Risk Management | Strong emergency communications and visual alerts helped one school manage a safer return to campus. Article by Joseph Shanahan, The Episcopal Academy From the July/August 2021   Net Assets ...

  • CEO Notebook | Recruitment and retention efforts are vital in a hot labor market. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with business officers in educational ...

  • Human Resources | Sustainable investing based on environmental, social justice and ethical corporate governance principles can mean higher returns and a better fiduciary future. Article by Doug Lynam, LongView Asset ...

  • Leadership | Through concerted efforts at the board level, Cooper is helping to significantly advance diversity, equity and inclusion at Sequoyah School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business ...

  • Leadership | As the pandemic drives more students to independent schools, business officers need to focus on big-picture strategies for tuition policies and other factors. Article by Matt Rosen, Friends Select School ...

  • Leadership | The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations to the ...

  • CEO Notebook | If we want to power forward with change and innovation, as we learned we could last year, we might try thinking more like a scientist. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I think ...

  • Risk Management | When communicating about difficult issues, do not aim to avoid conflict but rather strive to convey the school's work and the spirit in which it is done. Interview by Amber Stockham From the ...

  • Leadership | Succession planning and opportunities for internal advancement can make for smooth transitions and sustained leadership. By Deana Paradis, Louisville Collegiate School Independent schools’ hiring ...

  • Risk Management | Victims of sexual abuse, past and present, need clear ways to report misconduct and are most likely looking for caring communication and support, not retaliation. Article by Jamie Forbes, Learning ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | As the pandemic drives more students to independent schools, business officers need to focus on big-picture strategies for tuition policies and other factors. From the July/August ...

  • Leadership | Feature image: Participants in the virtual Business Officer Institute don the event's swag — hats. Last week, from June 21-24, 50 new and relatively new business officers met to learn and connect during ...

  • Risk Management | Establishing a standard of care for safeguarding students can be challenging. Lessons from the pandemic can help schools do this effectively. Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton From ...

  • Leadership | Voyles has formed strong and trusting relationships with faculty, which has led to piloting new classroom technologies and continual improvements in delivering education. The NBOA Professional Achievement ...

  • 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 ...

    1 person likes this.
  • 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 ...