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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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Business Intelligence: Now More Than Ever, Data Matters

Financial Management | When facing difficult decisions, a better understanding of peer school financial and operational behavior can help immensely. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine “Is your school considering a higher than...


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Business Intelligence: Supporting Our Youngest Business Office Professionals

Leadership | Most business office professionals under 35 find their work meaningful, but about half feel they need more support. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the September/October 2020 Net Assets magazine This past spring, as part of NBOA’s commitment to diversity,...


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Business Intelligence: Annual Giving, Endowment Returns Held Steady in Fiscal 2019

Financial Management | While annual giving did not dip precipitously, most schools shouldn’t count on it to fill the gap between net tuition and expenditures. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the May/June 2020 Net Assets magazine In the July/August 2019 issue of Net Assets, my...


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Business Intelligence: Positioned to Succeed

Financial Management | The financial position survey range table returns to NBOA’s reporting tool line-up. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the January/February 2020 Net Assets magazine Financial Indicators in the FPS Range Table Enrollment at Start of FY Unrestricted...


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2020 NBOA Annual Meeting: The Pressure Paradox: Lisa Damour

Leadership | Psychologist and author Lisa Damour outlines how students can harness stressful situations to develop confidence and meet academic challenges. Renowned author Lisa Damour, Ph.D. , writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, serves as a regular...


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Living with Change

Leadership | Independent schools are moving beyond strategy sessions and implementing substantial changes, said NBOA President and CEO Jeff Shields in a recent podcast. Leaders at independent schools aren’t just talking about change these days. “They’re living with the change they’re...