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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | How have 529 education savings plans changed at the state level since federal law allowed their use for K-12 private school tuition? A new brief explains. Feature image: Map ...

  • Risk Management | Experts attribute trend to greater prevalence of sesame seeds and oils in modern diet. Is sesame on the menu in your school’s cafeteria or dining hall? If so, it might be a good time to consider ...

  • Leadership | From the archives: A chief financial officer unwinds by taking leisurely trail rides and tackling technical cross-country courses. Article by Julie Hoover, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School ...

  • CEO Notebook | From relying on resumes to ineffective interviews, these common mistakes can be avoided. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Hiring season is upon us. During a recent meeting ...

  • Financial Management | Jumping into private equity may look enticing, but it’s better to stick to the basics when investing for your school, according to Permanens. In fiscal 2018, MIT’s endowment saw a 13.5 ...

  • Leadership | This business officer had taught adults ballroom dancing for years, but instructing students required a whole new set of skills. Article by Mike Goto, Island School From the January/February ...

  • Leadership | Leading positive change requires a willingness to both ensure clarity in expectations and an ability to recognize and address the moods around you. ­ Interview by Leah Thayer From the January/February ...

  • Financial Management | Customized financial dashboards available in BIIS help schools monitor financial trends and optimize performance. Article by James Palmieri From the January/February 2019 Net Assets ...

  • Risk Management | Knowing the top risks other independent schools face can help your school avoid getting stuck in the early phases of a risk management program. Article by Constance Neary and Alex Miller, ...

  • Human Resources | Moving from corporate HR to an independent school requires a different pace and close attention to a school’s culture — as well as its many calendars. Article by Kristen Riley, Open Window ...

  • CEO Notebook | This year’s recipients, Dallas Joseph and Debra Wilson, exemplify service and support to the national independent school business officer community. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

  • Financial Management | Data from NBOA’s Business Intelligence for Independent Schools reveals modest financial gains for schools on almost all fronts. Article by Jim Pugh, James Pugh & Associates, and Mary ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | NBOA-EMA partnership gathers steam with programs at 2019 Annual Meeting and beyond. Last fall, NBOA and the Enrollment Management Association launched a partnership to pursue ...

  • Risk Management | Dismissal is the riskiest time of day. A few best practices can help schools more safely direct students in a multitude of directions. Article by Mark Ruiters, SchoolPass From the January/February ...

  • Projections | To truly innovate and map out a mission-centered, financially sustainable future, we must harness our best thinking. This calls for greater diversity of thought, experiences and perspectives. From ...

  • Financial Management | Investment guidelines enable institutions to weather market volatility better than individuals, on average, and a crisis playbook can provide additional assurance. The 2017 calendar year ...

  • Human Resources | Adopting a telehealth plan separate from its health insurance provider has saved Aspen Academy and its employees tens of thousands of dollars. Article by Lynda Sailor, Aspen Academy From ...

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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Independent schools may have to work harder than ever before to attract the large wave of young adults beginning to raise children. Article by Stacey Freed From the January/February ...

  • Leadership | Play shouldn’t be reserved for students at your school. It can help kids and adults alike cultivate curiosity, think creatively, inspire teams and deliver results. Kevin Carroll, innovation consultant, ...

  • CEO Notebook | Heads of schools, boards of trustees and other school leaders are expecting more from the business office.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO A new year is upon us. I always ...

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  • Risk Management | Schools should look for more than sexual misconduct when identifying educator behaviors that can hurt students. The “rescue mentality” is a real risk. Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton ...

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  • Leadership | Keynote speakers will explore what it takes to accomplish extraordinary feats, which can be found very close to home. “Exploration is in our DNA,” said retired astronaut Mark Kelly in a 2015 interview. ...

  • Leadership | A snapshot of NBOA’s priorities, accomplishments and operational health in support of member schools during the 2018 fiscal year From the January/February 2019  Net Assets magazine Feature ...

  • Leadership | Disciplined creativity is a long-term growth strategy, according to Leadership Awards Lunch speaker Erik Wahl. Getting it right starts with commitment from the top. Interview by Leah Thayer ...

  • Human Resources | High performance teams of independent school faculty and staff don't merely reflect the increasing diversity of the students they serve. They also bring a greater diversity of experiences, perspectives ...

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  • Leadership | Now a NetAssets.org tradition (since 2016!), here's a baker's dozen of articles from the past year: a mix of the most clicked, most provocative and most appreciated. We'll be back in January with ...

  • Leadership | From the archives: A conversation between Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian, and Jeff Shields, NBOA's president and CEO. This article originally appeared in the January/February 2015 ...

  • CEO Notebook | This year's high points include enhanced data sharing and a new compliance guidebook.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ‘Tis the season of many things, including making ...

  • Leadership | Sharing just 200 square feet with a toddler and spouse required patience and problem-solving, but life on a sailboat was well worth it for this HR director. Article by Sara Skinner, Lakeside School ...

  • Leadership | At a school where cultivated diversity drives enrollment demand, this administrator facilitates everything from classroom discussions to faculty hiring. Interview by Cecily Garber From the November/December ...