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What You Said: COVID-19 Financial Impact Pulse Check

CEO Notebook | Schools are meeting the moment, and enrollment trends are encouraging, but unforeseen expenses are putting a dent in those gains. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Social distancing, working from home and long stretches without seeing family and...


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More Than Words: A Board's Commitment to DE&I

CEO Notebook | Beyond crafting a statement, what steps can we take to ensure the workplaces within our schools are diverse, equitable and inclusive? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO A key aspect of our recent NBOA Board of Directors Meeting was how to put the ...


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Governance That Bridges the (Social) Distance

CEO Notebook | Do your school’s governance structures support the kind of strategic work boards of trustees need to undertake now, when independent schools are at a crossroads? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO The NBOA Board of Directors convened last week...


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Strategies: Better Financial Fiduciaries

Financial Management | A new book from NBOA helps independent school trustees not only understand school finances but also ask management better questions to drive more strategic discussions. Article by Phil Tahey, independent consultant, and Ron Salluzzo, Attain, LLC From the July...


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Strategic “No’s” Are Essential for Leadership

CEO Notebook | Difficult decisions can be opportunities to demonstrate your care for the campus community. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO “How you say no as a campus leader can be as important as the decision itself.” This sound advice comes from a recent...


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You Be the Judge

CEO Notebook | Business officers’ strong judgment will play an important role in the new year — and decade — ahead, which promise changes for independent schools. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Good judgment. It’s one of the characteristics that heads of...


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Energizing the Boardroom in the New School Year

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 other independent school association leaders from across the country and...


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Dialing Back Donor Dollar Expectations

CEO Notebook | Charitable giving by individuals declined last year and may continue to do so into the future. What does the trend mean for independent schools? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO This past fiscal year, NBOA staff content experts have focused on...


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Use the Calm To Weather the Storm

Risk Management | How well a school handles a crisis may depend on six factors, including board relations, dedicated committees and defined roles. Crises at independent schools occur without warning, but you can plan for how the school will work through them. “There’s a before, during and...


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More Inclusive Town-Gown Relationships

(from The Chronicle of Higher Education) Will members of the broader community play a growing role in your school's decision-making process? A new report from the University of Virginia's Thriving Cities Lab aims to strengthen relationships between higher-education institutions and their...