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Risk & Compliance: Creative Accommodations

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 From the November/December 2019 Net Assets magazine From therapy pigs to...


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Projections: What a Difference a Decade Makes

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 magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO When I...


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The BIIS Journey: Get on Board by October 11

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 a data collection platform, our goal was to offer benchmarking, analysis and...


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Business Intelligence: Financial Planning Tools Get an Upgrade

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 2019 NetAssets magazine Yes, it is that time of year again when...


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Projections: Data with Depth

Projections | Every school can use data in its strategic decision-making if it’s presented to leaders at the appropriate level. From the September/October 2019 NetAssets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Becoming more “data-driven” has been a mantra at...


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Mission & Motivation: Powerful Points

Facilities | Communication is key during busy summer months, fostering connections among different sides of the business office as well as staff and faculty members upon their return to campus. Article by Deborah Anderson, Foxcroft School From the July/August 2019 Net Assets...


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Strategies: One Space, Many Voices

Facilities | When designing a shared school space, taking the time to collect different stakeholders’ perspectives in unbiased ways pays dividends. Article by Adena Dershowitz, The Lycée Français de New York From the July/August 2019 Net Assets magazine Feature image courtesy of...


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Gathering Constituent Input for a Successful Master Plan

Facilities | Collaborative processes can help ensure new campus facilities align with a school’s mission. Whether your school has acquired a new property, wants to replace aging facilities or build spaces for new programs, it’s best to have a strategic plan that aligns your school’s program...


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Your Everyday Pursuit of Financial Health

CEO Notebook | A few tools can help school leaders and the board understand long-term school finances more clearly, talk more productively and act more proactively. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Like many of you, I have been paying close attention to financial...


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3 Signs of Financial Difficulty

(From Inside Higher Ed) Accreditation cannot be taken as a signal of long-term financial health because accreditors often do not indicate financial trouble in their reports until a year or two before a college or university closes, argues David P. Haney, a higher education consultant. ...