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  • Leadership | Every year since 1999, NBOA’s Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award has recognized an exceptionally active and inspiring individual who has dedicated their career to the support of others within ...

  • CEO Notebook | Last year’s collaboration between NAIS and NBOA has resulted in this year’s exceptionally robust set of clean financial and operations data in BIIS. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and ...

  • Leadership | Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of the NBOA Professional Achievement Award , which recognizes the invaluable contributions made by independent school business, finance and operations staff who are ...

  • Leadership | Article by Amber Stockham, NBOA Over the past two years, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have rippled through independent schools, leading to increased instances of burnout and resignations. Schools ...

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  • Human Resources | Make sure your school’s best efforts don’t run afoul of anti-discrimination laws. Article by Michael Blacher, Millicent O. Usoro, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore ; and Rebecca Rowland, Campbell Hall School ...

  • Human Resources | Schools are rethinking wellness programs to drive tangible improvements in staff and faculty wellbeing. Article by Stacey Freed From the January/February 2022   Net Assets magazine Feature ...

  • Projections | As the average head-of-school tenure shrinks, business office leadership has largely remained steady — and essential to furthering our schools’ present and future course. From the January/February 2022 ...

  • CEO Notebook | School business leaders can take a page out of improv actors’ rule book to generate creative solutions. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Welcome back! As we begin 2022, ...

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  • Human Resources | Encourage acceptance of — and minimize resistance to — remote hires or cloud-based processes by engaging in these distinct steps. Article by Eric Norman, Tower Hill School In earlier phases ...

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  • Leadership | To bring more constituents on board with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, NBOA Breakfast speaker Derrick Gay urges schools to consider the efforts in terms of change management. Interview ...

  • Leadership | A snapshot of NBOA’s priorities, offerings and operational health in support of member schools during the 2021 fiscal year. In this unusual fiscal year rife with challenges from the COVID–19 pandemic, ...

  • CEO Notebook | Your school’s extraordinary efforts have made an extraordinary impact on your school community. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO You probably have many reasons to quickly turn ...

  • Leadership | While the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions have continued into 2021, independent schools have been working to support staff, manage emerging risks and further their financial futures. Through this, ...

  • Human Resources | By Amber Stockham, SPHR, NBOA Hiring mission-appropriate faculty and staff is one of the most challenging elements of human resources in independent schools, even in a normal market. With schools ...

  • Human Resources | Article by Elizabeth Dabney and Amber Stockham, NBOA Feature image: Salary Changes in 2022-23 for New Hires by Employee Group, data from an NBOA flash survey.  A recent flash survey shows that ...

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  • Leadership | Independent schools’ rapid-fire innovations over the past two years have required resources, time and most of all energy. NBOA Awards Luncheon speaker Ben Nemtin offers insights on refilling the tank so ...

  • Financial Management | What business officers need to know about the latest changes in technology and digital strategy. This year, investing in cryptocurrency has become much more mainstream. Polling data from a ...

  • 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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