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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...


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After School: Going the Distance

Leadership | A passion for running expanded into other outdoor pursuits, all of which require endurance that comes in handy on and off the job. Article by Saundra Sparks, Echo Horizon School From the November/December 2019 Net Assets magazine Feature image: Author Saundra...


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This Remarkable Community — in Your Words

CEO Notebook | I have often written and talked about the unique role that NBOA plays in the independent school community — how we fulfill our mission to provide you with best practices, staff support and technology to advance business excellence within your own school. I'm especially...


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The NBOA Difference

CEO Notebook | As your school year winds down, your professional association's planning for next year is already ramping up. Last week, members of the NBOA staff assembled in Washington, D.C., to identify and plan the vast array of NBOA professional development activities that will make up...


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Unforgettable Leadership

CEO Notebook | As summer ends, I find myself thinking about the school year ahead and, by association, the NBOA year ahead. More than the programs, webinars and new initiatives NBOA will undertake, I'm struck by a significant detail of all of our job descriptions: that of being the boss. ...