Budget

Boarding School Enrollment Risk

Day-boarding schools are particularly concerned about lagging boarding enrollment.

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  • Human Resources
  • | Risk Management

Workers’ Compensation This item is protected.

Independent schools present circumstances not found in other employer settings.
8 min read
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Voices from the Field  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Family Affairs

Two accounts of being a second-generation business officer.
7 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Full Strengths Ahead

Strengths-based team development, as demonstrated by NBOA's recent staff offsite in Nashville, enhances organizational effectiveness and fosters a culture of trust.
4 min read
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Compliance
  • | Misconduct
  • | Policy

Discrimination Claims on the Rise

To prevent costly claims related to racial and other discrimination, consider including a proactive plan to your school’s business strategy.
7 min read
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Projections  

  • Misconduct
  • | Risk Management

Familiar Risks, New Perspectives This item is protected.

School leaders share what risks are top of mind for them, while insurers bring the data on what claims are topping the list.
6 min read
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Business Intelligence  

  • Budget
  • | Enrollment
  • | Research

Boarding School Enrollment Risk This item is protected.

Day-boarding schools are particularly concerned about lagging boarding enrollment.
4 min read
Risks of Tradition
  • Facilities
  • | Misconduct

Risks of Tradition: Managing Liability at Boarding Schools and Beyond This item is protected.

With their 24/7 environment, boarding schools have heightened liability — and solutions to handle it.
16 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Boards and Trustees
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

In Their Own Words: Heads and Business Officers Talk Partnership

Role clarity, communication and joint investment in DEI efforts all help bolster the head-business officer partnership.
5 min read
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Feature  

  • Risk Management
  • | Technology

Think Before You Ask: Managing AI Risk This item is protected.

Actively managing AI risk allows the school community to innovate safely.
13 min read
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  • Culture
  • | Facilities
  • | Leadership

A Facility Director’s First 100 Days

Observing campus operations, engaging with staff and collaborating with leadership are crucial steps for new facility directors to develop a successful action plan.
3 min read
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  • Accounting
  • | Budget
  • | Change Management

Efficient Expansion: Outsourcing School Business Tasks

Outsourcing can help independent schools address higher-level priorities, enhance operational capabilities and ensure compliance.
7 min read
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  • Leadership
  • | Planning
  • | Technology

Predictive Financial Modeling with AI: Insights from the 2023-24 NBOA Leadership Academy

AI offers the independent school business office immediate benefits, and promises a more automated and efficient future.
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Human Resources
  • | Leadership
  • | Performance Management

Feedback That Moves Everyone Forward

These three tips can help you deliver or solicit feedback that will spur professional growth.
4 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Leadership

Overcoming Space Limitations: Insights from the 2023-24 NBOA Leadership Academy This item is protected.

Outdoor classrooms, flexible scheduling and virtual learning options are just three strategies for independent schools facing space constraints.
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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Break Time, Build Time

This business officer with his school’s HR director led Habitat for Humanity spring break trips for student volunteers.
4 min read
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CEO Notebook  

  • Policy
  • | Risk Management
  • | Technology

AI Risk and Reward

A few key takeaways from NBOA’s highly informative AI risk management town hall.
5 min read
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Voices from the Field  

  • Audit
  • | Facilities
  • | Leadership

Coming Around Again

2024 Ken White Distinguished Business Officer on construction queries, long-term teaching and business officer generosity.
9 min read
GROWTH CONCEPT

Strategies  

  • Cash Management
  • | Endowment
  • | Financing

Growing Your School’s Cash Reserves — and Using Them Wisely This item is protected.

Every school should have a clear board policy about operating cash and PPRRSM reserves, as well as a plan for using the idle cash.
6 min read
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  • Budget
  • | Cash Management
  • | Food Service

Inflation on the Menu This item is protected.

Independent school dining programs leverage financially sustainable strategies to nourish their communities.
13 min read
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Accounting
  • | Environmental Sustainability
  • | Tax

Claiming Green Tax Credits from the Inflation Reduction Act This item is protected.

Nonprofit independent schools can receive direct cash payments when investing in renewable energy technology.
3 min read

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