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Financial Management

  • CEO Notebook | Charitable giving by individuals declined last year and may continue to do so into the future. What ...

  • Financial Management | Many independent schools face financial challenges related to cash reserves, endowment ...

  • CEO Notebook | A few tools can help school leaders and the board understand long-term school finances more clearly, ...

Risk Management

  • Risk Management The longer a fraudster has been at a school, the larger the losses and the less likely he or she will be suspected. Knowing what motivates fraudsters can supplement internal controls in mitigating ...

  • Risk Management | No one on campus wants to consider what happens after the death of a colleague or their own passing, but preparing for the worst will help everyone in a time of grief. Article by Scott Allenby, ...

  • Risk Management | Given the emergence of new risks and the evolving school operating environment, now could be the time to revisit your organizational structure and carve out the resources to add a new position. ...

Enrollment & Financial Aid

  • Projections | Numerous factors are pushing independent school leaders to rethink our traditional business model, particularly tuition pricing and financial aid. Change is in the air. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE ...

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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Changing your school’s tuition strategy may seem risky, but adhering to a traditional model has its own hazards. Four tuition models to consider and case studies in context. ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | How have 529 education savings plans changed at the state level since federal law allowed their use for K-12 private school tuition? A new brief explains. Feature image: Map ...

Facilities

  • Facilities | When designing a shared school space, taking the time to collect different stakeholders’ perspectives ...

  • Facilities | Collaborative processes can help ensure new campus facilities align with a school’s mission. Whether ...

  • Facilities | Managing the infinite scenarios of transportation risk — from owning or outsourcing vehicles to corralling ...

Leadership

  • CEO Notebook | As new business officers prepare to hit the ground running, they learn how school leaders at every ...

  • Leadership | Research on play shows that it’s vital to creative thinking. Business catalyst Kevin Carroll explained ...

  • Leadership | The 2019 recipient of the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award credits some of his success ...

Human Resources

  • Human Resources | While federal law has done little to shrink the gender pay gap, more states have passed laws ...

  • Human Resources | When a school undertakes a misconduct investigation, deciding who to call as a witness is not ...

  • Human Resources | Should your school face the dreaded day of a serious misconduct allegation, you will need to ...

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

  • (from Fortune) A majority of adults value a company’s culture above salary in regard to job satisfaction, according to a ...

  • (From Fisher Phillips) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is paying additional attention to equal pay issue ...

  • (From FEI) For companies born in the digital era, technological innovation is vital to informing organizations’ strategic ...