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  • Financial Management | Generating long-term projections and ensuring spending aligns with mission will help your school thrive and adapt to changing circumstances. Article by John Lynch, SunTrust Bank From ...

  • Risk Management | Handling increased requests for student accommodations requires keeping an open mind while not altering standards or veering away from mission. Article by Susan Guerette, Fisher Phillips ...

  • CEO Notebook | Innovation is imperative in a competitive marketplace. Successful initiatives require not only creative thinking but also careful choices and clear communication. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE ...

  • Facilities | Having a payment and performance bond in place can help schools mitigate risk and protect from potential loss. Article by Heather DeBlanc, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore This web-only article is ...

  • Facilities | Whether building new or updating existing space, campus construction can consume more time and resources than anticipated. Early planning, strong contracts and continuous communication can help mitigate ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Three tools to communicate financial aid decisions more clearly may help mitigate families’ confusion and bargaining. Article by Vincent Quirk, Shady Hill School From the ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | An uncertain political landscape leads schools to rethink their international student recruitment and enrollment efforts. Article by Stacey Freed From the November/December ...

  • Projections | The unspoken rules of handling financial aid have changed. A focus on pricing, discounting and NTR will help us secure true financial viability. From the November/December 2019 issue of Net Assets ...

  • CEO Notebook | Connecting with prospective families can shed light on your school’s budget while helping families feel confident about their investment in independent education. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | A school at the forefront of “flexible tuition” explains how it’s done and why it works for the school’s mission and market. Article by Christopher Portman Founded in 1895, ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | As demands on financial aid budgets increase, it’s more important than ever that aid programs mirror mission, community and strategic goals. Four schools reinvented their approach ...

  • Risk Management | The national admissions case highlights anxiety about getting into the right college  — and the risk potential independent schools could be facing in the future. This information is provided ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Independent schools can help families paying tuition through 529 plans or other less common sources understand when they may need to pay additional tax. Scholarships, grants, ...

  • Leadership | Celebrating 25 years in the business office, Wolford excels at financial planning and rethinking financial aid and tuition strategies. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business ...

  • CEO Notebook | Access data and tools that will help you lead your school to financial success. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Four years ago, when NBOA embarked on the journey to develop ...

  • Leadership | Training therapy dogs provides respite to this business officer, while the dogs she trains help relieve students’ stress. Article by Tanja Mackin, Elmwood School From the Septemnber/October ...

  • Leadership | Sparks aligned admissions practices with the school’s vision of inclusivity while managing multiple successful leadership transitions at Echo Horizon School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award ...

  • Human Resources | New salary threshold less onerous for independent schools than once anticipated. The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a final rule under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ...

  • Financial Management | Improvements to the BIIS data collection platform and The NBOA Financial Dashboard should make budgeting and planning that much easier. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the September/October ...

  • Leadership | At each stage of his career, from running a small business to 25 years in the business office, the new NBOA board chair has found strong relationships with colleagues a key to success. Interview ...

  • Leadership | Sailor established a firm financial foundation for Aspen Academy while overseeing campus renovation and launching a preventative maintenance plan. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given ...

  • Risk Management | Addressing low-hanging fruit and implementing low-cost solutions could improve your school’s safety. Article by Marcus DePontes, StoneGate Associates, LLC From the September/October 2019 ...

  • CEO Notebook | Three tips for helping your board remain future-looking, mission-centric and resource-aware. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Earlier this month I had the pleasure of joining ...

  • Financial Management | Which independent schools should consider a merger? All of them. It’s not about profits, but rather perpetuating the mission in a changing marketplace. Article by Chad Tew, LearnCollab ...

  • Leadership | Mayhew’s strategic vision led River Oaks Baptist School through a capital campaign that strengthened endowment and allowed the school to expand. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to ...

  • Leadership | Mentorship and extracurricular leadership need not be for faculty alone. Article by Jillian Lamothe, St. John's-Ravencourt School From the September/October 2019  NetAssets magazine ...

  • Financial Management | Benchmarking, data analysis and school-wide brainstorming enabled St. John's Preparatory School to moderate tuition increases, adjust revenue and spending, and enhance its value proposition. ...

  • Leadership | A champion for positive growth, Kessel managed sweeping campus renovations and construction projects that helped his school realize its vision. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to ...

  • Human Resources | Conducting a school-wide survey may help boost morale and retention if expectations are clear and employees feel heard. Article by Seymour Mintzer, Lake Highland Preparatory School From ...

  • CEO Notebook | Grace Lee will serve as NBOA legal counsel, one of many available resources to help school leaders manage employment practices. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Risk management ...

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