Budget

Comeback Kids

Two schools, one on the West Coast and the other on the East, have significantly increased their enrollment following sweeping changes.

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  • Endowment
  • | Investments

Independent Schools Averaged a 9.2% Return on Endowment Assets for FY2023 This item is protected.

Day schools averaged a 9.5% return, schools with boarding averaged an 8.4% return.
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Projections  

  • Leadership
  • | Marketing
  • | Membership

Making the NBOA Difference

NBOA’s rebranding positions our incredible community as one that is more accessible and approachable to a wider range of school roles and school types.
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  • Legal
  • | Regulatory Updates

Advocating for Continued Nonprofit Status: February Update This item is protected.

In January, independent school associations participated in an oral argument advocating on behalf of the independent school community to the district court and the 4th Circuit.
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CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

Great Minds Work in Pairs

Finding your go-to workplace partner(s) is key to bringing meaningful change to your school or organization.
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  • Budget
  • | Enrollment

Comeback Kids This item is protected.

Two schools, one on the West Coast and the other on the East, have significantly increased their enrollment following sweeping changes.
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  • Facilities
  • | Human Resources
  • | Membership

Announcing the 2023 NBOA Professional Achievement Award Recipients, Part 2

Congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the NBOA Professional Achievement Award.
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  • Accounting
  • | Membership

Announcing the 2023 NBOA Professional Achievement Award Recipients, Part 1

From revolutionizing financial oversight to driving operational excellence, these profiles showcase the dedication and expertise of individuals shaping the future of independent school administration.
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CEO Notebook  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Morale Boosters on a Budget

Regularly recognizing small wins can have a significant impact on staff wellbeing and retention.
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  • Membership

2024 NBOA Annual Meeting Nearing Record Attendance

School leaders rooted in excellence and growing together will gather in Atlanta in late February.
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Food Truck from the Ground Up

This business officer dreamed up and developed a school-branded food truck.
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Projections  

  • Compensation Strategies
  • | Research

Compensation: The Biggest Piece of the Pie

When changing the school's entire business model sounds like too much, consider tackling the school's biggest expense — compensation.
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Business Intelligence  

  • Budget
  • | Facilities
  • | Maintenance

Trends in the Capital Spending Ratio This item is protected.

Even before the pandemic and recent economic challenges, many schools were not meeting the capital spending ratio to maintain their campuses.
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CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Congratulations to the 2024 NBOA Award Recipients!

This year’s recipients have demonstrated exceptional integrity, expertise and effective collaboration.
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Feature  

  • Employee Benefits
  • | Human Resources

A Holistic Approach to Health Benefits

With anonymized data made available through a self-funded health insurance program, independent schools are tailoring their benefits to meet their employees’ specific needs.
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Misconduct
  • | Risk Management

What the Past Year Taught Us About Abuse Prevention This item is protected.

In-depth analysis of recent claims as well as trends in legislation and litigation reveal how schools can refresh their abuse prevention policies.
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  • Legal
  • | Regulatory Updates

Independent School Associations Advocate for Continued Nonprofit Status This item is protected.

27 independent school associations signed a letter to support a new bill that will codify the long-held, common understanding that 501(c)(3) nonprofit status is not federal financial assistance.
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Feature  

  • Culture
  • | Human Resources
  • | Leadership

A Civil Action Plan This item is protected.

An uptick in workplace conflict warrants new attention to civility training.
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CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Homage to “The Holdovers”

A fictional boarding school in the 70s gets big screen treatment, and school business impacts every piece of the action.
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Voices from the Field  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

2024 NBOA Annual Meeting: Brett Jacobsen: Chasing Signals of Change

NBOA Breakfast speaker Brett Jacobsen shares tips for cultivating a culture of innovation and adaptability within independent schools, laying the foundation for transformative growth.
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Strategies  

  • Employee Leave
  • | Hiring
  • | Salary

Hiring a Permanent Substitute This item is protected.

A position created late in the pandemic continues to ensure faculty and staff wellbeing.
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