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PPP Loan Acceptance and Tax-Exempt Status May Both Trigger Title IX Compliance Obligations for Independent Schools 8 min read

A number of recent federal district court decisions have both clarified and confused the analysis regarding the obligations of independent schools to comply with Title IX.
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Unsung Hero: Meredith Chase, The Howard School 2 min read

An advocate for financial literacy, Chase empowered faculty and staff at the Howard School to plan expenses and reduce costs, resulting in stronger operational and budgeting outcomes for the school.
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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Accounting
  • | Leadership
  • | Membership

A Seat at the FASB Table 4 min read

This business officer represents independent schools on the FASB Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee.
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Business Intelligence  

  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

How Old Is Your Plant Now? 5 min read This item is protected.

The financial answer is a simple calculation that will help your school manage resources strategically.
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Unsung Hero: Francis Cash, Atrium School 2 min read

As his school's first business officer, Cash has helped standardize business and facilities operations at Atrium School.
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Unsung Hero: Daniel Cargill, Central Catholic High School 2 min read

For over four decades, Cargill has helped secure the school's financial health while modernizing the its technology infrastructure.

Risk & Compliance  

  • Crisis Management
  • | Risk Management

An Evolving Risk Registry 6 min read This item is protected.

A quantitative approach to risk assessment can help schools in devising more effective risk treatments and tracking risk responses across time.
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CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Spend a Minute Thinking, Gain an Hour’s Insight 4 min read

To enhance productivity and creativity for all employees, consider building in time to zoom out, reflect and refuel at work.

Feature  

  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion

The Business Case for DEI: Structural Solutions 17 min read This item is protected.

Business officers are helping schools move beyond aspirational goals toward real change.
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Unsung Hero: Curt Brossman, One Schoolhouse 2 min read

Brossman’s innovative thinking and transparent leadership style have helped One Schoolhouse reinvent the organization’s compensation model.
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Unsung Hero: Greg Bokman, The Langley School 2 min read

Bokman helped The Langley School complete an ambitious capital campaign while securing endowment investment to aid its future growth.

Projections  

  • Culture
  • | Employment

Show Them More Than the Money 7 min read

Increasing compensation is only one factor in teacher and staff retention. Consider how your school articulates value proposition to faculty members and listens to their concerns.
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Feature  

  • Enrollment
  • | Financial Aid
  • | Tuition

NTR FTW (For the Win): A Case Study 14 min read This item is protected.

Implementing a net tuition revenue model and reconceptualizing financial aid helped Moses Brown School return to full enrollment.

CEO Notebook  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Bring Your Whole Self to Work, and Others Will Too 4 min read

As school leaders face another summer of employee “churn,” it is essential to ensure everyone feels comfortable in the school community to improve their chances of retention.
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Announcing the 2022 NBOA Will J. Hancock Unsung Heroes 2 min read

The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations to the 2022 recipients!
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Feature  

  • Employment
  • | Risk Management

All in the Family: Students on Staff 7 min read This item is protected.

The risks and rewards of putting parents and pupils on the payroll.
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Feature  

  • Employment
  • | Risk Management

All in the Family: Parents on the Payroll 13 min read This item is protected.

The risks and rewards of putting parents and pupils on the payroll.
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Strategies  

  • Investments
  • | Policy
  • | Risk Management

Developing a Cryptocurrency Policy 3 min read This item is protected.

Accepting cryptocurrency is relatively straightforward, but holding it requires careful consideration.

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Membership

Business Officers Make the Best Company 4 min read

As new business officers gathered last week to learn and connect, we were reminded of the incredible community business officers have created.
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Voices from the Field  

  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Membership

LGBTQ+ Leaders in the Business Office 8 min read

Initial insights into different experiences in the independent school business office.

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