Sponsorship & Speaking Opportunities

NBOA offers many unique events throughout the year, both live and online, that are attended by hundreds of independent school professionals. These gatherings are invaluable ways for you or your company to share your knowledge of—and passion for—business excellence in independent schools.

Event Sponsorship

By choosing to sponsor an NBOA event, you place your company in front of the decision-makers from hundreds of independent schools across the country. By investing in an NBOA sponsorship, you’ll receive unique opportunities to network with current and potential clients, dramatically increasing your company’s visibility within the independent school community.

Event sponsorship is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to the professional development of the business officer and other independent school leaders. Sponsors are acknowledged in a variety of ways, including one or more of the following: at live events (in on-site print programs, through NBOA staff remarks, and in large projected displays), online (through emails and website text), and in NBOA’s publications: Net Assets magazine and Bottomline e-newsletter.

Questions? Contact Chris Kalavsky at chris.kalavsky@nboa.org or call 202-407-7146.

Speaking Opportunities

NBOA seeks dynamic speakers who can offer solution-oriented expertise on issues facing business officers and other independent school leaders. By presenting at one of NBOA’s many events throughout the year (live or online), you have a special opportunity to connect with your colleagues, share concrete knowledge, and discuss big ideas. NBOA is actively seeking sessions that are creatively structured to take advantage of technology and the power of peer interaction.

Corporate members are encouraged to present with a business officer to offer multiple perspectives on a given topic. While being an NBOA member does not guarantee a speaking slot, preference is given to corporate members over nonmembers when selecting presenters.

Think you'd like to present, but you don't have a good topic in mind? Take a look at these ideas. Have a great topic, but you are a little unsure how to present it effectively? Consider these innovative presentation formats.

Questions? Email programs@nboa.org or call 202-407-7140.

Events with Sponsorship & Speaking Opportunities

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is NBOA’s largest event and a “must-attend” gathering for business officers and other independent school leaders. This outstanding event provides three days of extensive professional development and networking opportunities for over 900 independent school professionals from across the country. Not to be missed!

Business Officer Institute

Business Officer Institute is a weeklong program geared toward business officers with less than five years' experience in the independent school world. This intimate program offers many opportunities for casual networking, and past participants attest that relationships forged here can last a lifetime.

Webinars

Hundreds of business officers and other independent school leaders gather online throughout the year for NBOA’s popular webinar series. Presenting at one of these events lets you interact directly with your colleagues without leaving your desk. For corporate members, sponsoring a seasonal series (winter, spring, etc.) is a fantastic way to get your company’s name out to both NBOA members and nonmembers.

ACA Employer Mandate Enforcement Begins

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For the first time, the IRS has begun enforcement of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act for employers averaging 50 or more full-time employees in the prior calendar year. Letters from the IRS are expected to reach thousands of employers over the next several weeks. Click the link above to learn what your school can do if it receives an assessment letter.