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Financial Management

  • Financial Management | The financial position survey range table returns to NBOA’s reporting tool line-up. ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Independent schools can help families paying tuition through 529 plans or other ...

  • CEO Notebook | Access data and tools that will help you lead your school to financial success. Jeffrey Shields, ...

Risk Management

  • Risk Management | No school is immune from the rising threat of financial cybercrime. Accounting, tech and legal insights help keep everyone on their toes. The Accounting Perspective Strong internal controls ...

  • Regular exercises can make safety policies and procedures stick and help your school fully prepare for an emergency. Article by Jeff Bedford, Holton-Arms School Most schools have come a very long way to prepare ...

  • CEO Notebook | While most of us are dispersed, away from campuses and colleagues, we can still support each other to tackle rapidly evolving challenges. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

Enrollment & Financial Aid

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Opportunities are ripe for independent schools to collaborate among themselves and others in their community. Interview by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2020  Net Assets ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Following Operation Varsity Blues, independent schools may rethink their role in college preparation. Jim Jump Academic Dean and Director of College Counseling, St. ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | In a few affluent communities, charter schools that effectively function like taxpayer-supported independent schools are taking hold. By James Palmieri Many independent schools ...

Facilities

  • Facilities | Having a payment and performance bond in place can help schools mitigate risk and protect from potential ...

  • Facilities | Whether building new or updating existing space, campus construction can consume more time and resources ...

  • Facilities | Shift auxiliary program goals from arbitrary and out-of-reach to strategic and achievable using data ...

Leadership

  • Leadership | It is almost strange to think that just one month ago, nearly 1,400 members of the independent school ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our schools are committed to DE&I, and so is NBOA. This important work is intentionally never-ending. ...

  • Leadership | As head-of-school turnover continues to rise, the business officer can lead efforts to smooth head ...

Human Resources

  • Human Resources | Clear expectations and consistent communication can help schools improve remote employees' productivity ...

  • Human Resources | On moving processes online, selecting software, setting expectations and creating equitable ...

  • Human Resources | Schools have little time to manage 403(b) plans and employees have little interest. Recent research ...

Technology

  • Projections | From the archives: How can online learning simultaneously mitigate the financial pressures facing ...

  • Technology | A school’s online safety requires vigilance from every department. From phishing scams to data ...

  • Technology | A single-platform school information system can make a school operate more effectively. But there’s ...

In the News

  • Find all COVID-19 Resources for the Independent School Business office here. (from the 74 Million)  Time for Kids, ...

  • ​ Find all COVID-19 Resources for the Independent School Business office here. (From the New York Times) Under the ...

  • Find all COVID-19 Resources for the Independent School Business office here. (From Nonprofit Quarterly and Venable ...