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Stay up-to-date on what's happening in the world of independent school finance and operations. Keep on top of emerging trends and discover best practices, great tips, important survey results, fascinating interviews and relevant strategies for stability and growth in your field. Click on the covers of past issues for tables of contents listing the in-depth, relevant content that NBOA members read in each issue.

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The Net Assets app allows staff at NBOA member schools to download this award-winning bimonthly publication to your tablet at your convenience. This allows you to access the thought-leading features, topical departments and NBOA updates 24/7. If you leave the printed publication at your home or office you can still stay informed by the national voice of the independent school business office. You will receive an email alerting you when the next issue is ready to download. Easy, accessible and smart!

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2016 Commonfund Benchmarks Study of Independent School Endowments


Each year, NBOA works with one of its founding business partners, Commonfund, to conduct a survey that assesses trends in independent school endowments. The study explores a number of constructive and timely topics, including total returns, asset allocation, spending-and-fund flows, and debt.

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