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  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Professional Development

Creating an Equitable Workplace

When remote work is an option for some employees but not others, how can school leaders foster inclusion and belonging among all faculty and staff members?
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

First Listen: The Net Assets Podcast

Our first episode delves into bold leadership decisions that led to successful enrollment growth at one boarding school.
4 min read
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  • Accounting
  • | Risk Management
  • | Technology

Automating Accounts Payable to Prevent Fraud

Facing the threat of financial fraud, schools can enhance their financial security by automating accounts payable.
3 min read
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Voices from the Field  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

What Do Students Know About the Independent School Business Office?

This student learned what the business office really does and then surveyed fellow students to see if they understood the extent of the work.
4 min read
los  Encinos School

Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Admission
  • | Enrollment
  • | Leadership

Development and Daring Do

After a career transition, a dedicated parent volunteer-turned-development officer took on the business office as well when the need arose at her small school.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Technology

AI That Serves You

We’re learning from each other how our schools and community can make use of this exciting and ever-changing technology.
4 min read
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  • Debt
  • | Facilities
  • | Financing

If You Finance It, We Will Build It This item is protected.

Despite high interest rates, independent schools are taking on debt to maintain campus and attract students.
10 min read
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Strategies  

  • Change Management
  • | Crisis Management
  • | Risk Management

Preparing the School for a Tumultuous Election Cycle This item is protected.

Strong communication networks, insurance policies and strategic planning have helped this school prepare for potential disruptions.
5 min read
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  • Cybersecurity
  • | Risk Management
  • | Technology

For Our Eyes Only: Data Privacy This item is protected.

Domestic and international privacy laws may be complex, but independent schools can adopt a practical strategy for compliance.
14 min read
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Business Intelligence  

  • Membership
  • | Research

Time Flies When You Have Better Data

In the three years that NBOA and NAIS have jointly collected financial operations data, outcomes for schools have only improved.
6 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

Top Takeaways from the 2024 NBOA Annual Meeting

This year’s keynote speakers delivered lessons we won’t soon forget.
5 min read
2024 NBOA Annual Meeting band opening reception
  • Culture
  • | Leadership
  • | Membership

2024 NBOA Annual Meeting Delivers on Community

Energy was high and connections were strong, as evidenced in our photo essay of the event.
2 min read
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Feature  

  • Budget
  • | Extended Day
  • | Summer Camp

Nonprofit Profit Centers This item is protected.

For some schools, auxiliary programs can significantly help close the gap between tuition revenue and expenses.
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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.
5 min read
  • 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.
3 min read

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.
4 min read
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Feature  

  • 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.
13 min read
prof achievement business 2
  • 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.
4 min read
prof achievement business updated
  • 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.
5 min read

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