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  • Technology | Technical staff at many independent schools are working hard to meet the May 26 deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European Union law that regulates the way organizations ...

  • Human Resources | Staff quality “goes up in years and down in minutes.” Don’t risk even one poor hiring decision. The best way to build enrollment is to hire and retain the best faculty for your school, argued Scott ...

  • Human Resources | Article by Grace H. Lee Several areas of employment law that impact independent schools are currently in flux due to pending legislation and court cases. Legal experts at the 2018 SHRM Employment ...

  • Financial Management | From the archives: Unexpected donations present schools with wonderful opportunities, and sometimes challenges. “It’s really hard to turn down big money.” Article by Darren Dahl    This ...

  • Leadership | This business officer provides financial literacy training to students after school hours. Parents want even more. Article by Jeff Cataldo, Kent School From the March/April 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • CEO Notebook | Counterproductive leadership behaviors include distancing, overpowering, conforming — and failing to engage.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Staff leadership gets little ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | By aligning around a compelling vision of its “mission-appropriate customer,” this small school clarified its message, focused its outreach and grew enrollment by 82 percent. Article by ...

  • Leadership | Article by Cecily Garber Independent schools often look to smaller private colleges and universities as bellwethers for trends in budgeting, admissions and compliance, along with strategies for institutional ...

  • Financial Management | Little-known rule lets qualifying schools limit donor reporting to contributions larger than the standard $5,000 threshold. Article by Jennifer Osland Hillen From the March/April 2018 Net ...

  • Financial Management | Above: Sample graph of Midwest independent schools' revenue per student, from BIIS. Why should business officers take the time to enter data into BIIS (Business Intelligence for Independent ...

  • CEO Notebook | Healthy organizations are designed to sustain a variety of changes. Bring them! Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I firmly believe that change is healthy for organizations. ...

  • Article by Tom Sneeringer, RSM US LLP This article is an online-only supplement to Sneeringer's feature article, " Implementing the New Accounting Standards: Revenue Recognition and Financial Reporting " in the ...

  • Financial Management | Nonprofit independent schools must address two accounting standard updates, one before the start of the new fiscal year and the other the year after, in most cases.  Article by Tom Sneeringer, ...

  • Risk Management | The case for extending education and professional development to our schools’ security officers. Article by David Marcus, de Toledo High School From the March/April 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Financial Management | Schools should closely examine their bank-based tax-exempt financing to determine if tax changes triggered a reissuance.  Article by Charles E. Procknow, George K. Baum & Company This ...

  • Facilities | Neighbors have the power to make or break schools’ expansion plans. “It’s mission-critical to be active with the town.” Article by Stacey Freed From the March/April 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Leadership | Growing list of independent school associations urge officials to take action against guns. Above: Students outside of Columbine High School following the school shooting on April 20, 1999. One teacher ...

  • Leadership | This outspoken change agent says independent schools can do better for their students, themselves and the industry collectively. That means ditching traditional transcripts, merging in oversaturated markets ...

  • Leadership | Independent school leaders from at least 44 states and nine countries learned, networked and collaborated in NBOA's biggest event ever. Image above: Rhonda Durham, executive director of the Independent ...

  • Facilities | University School of Nashville — one of five schools on tour — reminded 2018 Annual Meeting attendees that old buildings can be renewed again and again. Above: An iconic interior stairwell at USN was ...

  • CEO Notebook | We must start breaking rules to make sure that our schools stand out as exceptional among a growing list of options. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I’m still charged up ...

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  • Risk Management | Following a year of widespread natural disasters, independent schools update their crisis management plans. Article by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2018 Net Assets magazine Photo ...

  • Projections | Governance is not something that is baked and done. It is organic and requires constant attention, time and resources to yield the best results. From the March/April 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Leadership | This person can be a “three-fer,” providing leadership in the business office, the perspective of a consultant and guidance in the hiring of the new CFO. Article by Jim Pugh, James Pugh & Associates ...

  • CEO Notebook | Schools are demonstrating a heartening show of unity to prevent further gun violence. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO These are unusual and all-too-often often alarming ...

  • Facilities | Is the risk of renting your school's facilities worthwhile? And what should independent schools include in and exclude from facilities rentals agreements? This information is provided for general educational ...

  • Leadership | Board orientation and engagement get an upgrade as fiduciary responsibilities and risk exposures intensify. Article by Donna Davis From the March/April 2018 Net Assets magazine The Bottom Line ...

  • Leadership | This CFO’s government failed her. She’s spent the last 14 years fighting for positive change. Article by Brenda Stonecipher, Epiphany School From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Leadership | Drawn by rapid economic growth and an education-focused population, a new independent school with American roots is winning over a different culture. Feature image above: Chadwick International School ...

  • CEO Notebook | Cultivate brand ambassadors, customer service and women's leadership so that your school and staff will flourish. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CE What leadership trends will ...

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