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Announcing the 2021 NBOA Award Recipients

CEO Notebook | This year’s recipients have dedicated years of service to the profession, our association and to schools far and wide. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO In my inaugural blog for 2021, I’m purposefully electing to take a respite from the national...


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NBOA 2020: A Year in Review

Leadership | In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, here's how NBOA adapted quickly to meet its priorities and accomplish operational excellence over the past year. NBOA’s work in fiscal 2020 reflected three goals outlined in the 2018–2022 strategic plan: Strengthen NBOA's...


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Honoring This Year’s Efforts and Outcomes

CEO Notebook | Let’s take a moment to recognize the herculean changes our schools have made this calendar year — and learn from them and from our fellow school leaders. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO We are not “trotting” this year — neither in a "turkey...


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Advancing Financial Leadership

CEO Notebook | Now more than ever, the business officer is called to contribute an incisive voice and financial strategy to their school’s leadership team. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO At the 2020 NBOA Annual Meeting in Orlando — in the days before COVID...


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Announcing the 2020 NBOA Will J. Hancock Unsung Heroes

Leadership | The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations to the 2020 recipients! Stay tuned to NetAssets.org for short profiles of...


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Practical Guidance During Unprecedented Times

CEO Notebook | An updated and enhanced member resource is available today. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO We at NBOA are cognizant of the myriad challenges school leaders are managing these days, and have shifted our immediate strategic objectives to best...


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NBOA 2019: A Year in Review

Leadership | The 2019 fiscal year was one for the books for NBOA. Here's a look back at NBOA's priorities, accomplishments and operational excellence over the past year. NBOA’s work in fiscal 2019 reflected three goals outlined in the 2018–2021 Strategic Plan: Strengthen NBOA's...


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Top of Mind in 2019

CEO Notebook | Member connections, clarity around compliance, and a new financial calculator are just a few highlights from the past year. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO This is the time of year for list-making. Students may be making wish lists to Santa,...


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Best of 2019: From Hiring to Financial Health

Leadership | As you curl up by the fire this holiday break, these highlights from the past year can help you pass the time. We'll be back in January with fresh content on the work of change leadership, hiring millennials, a preview of the 2020 NBOA Annual Meeting and much more. A...


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Growing To Serve You Better

CEO Notebook | New NBOA staff members are ready to serve. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO One of NBOA’s primary responsibilities is to understand and respond to your changing needs as a business officer, human resources professional, controller or business...