Leadership

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Risk & Compliance  

  • Legal
  • | Risk Management

Why Is Insurance More Expensive? 7 min read This item is protected.

Social inflation is changing the liability landscape. Understanding it can help your school manage the costs.
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  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Congratulations to the 2023 NBOA Award Recipients 6 min read

This year’s awards recognize selfless and transformative leadership, and innovation in financial and facilities management.

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  • Boards and Trustees
  • | Budget
  • | Leadership

Strategic Financial Planning with the NBOA Heat Map 14 min read

The financial sustainability heat map, which will soon be available in BIIS, has helped schools in areas from board communication to strategic planning. Here are four school’s stories.
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  • Budget
  • | Leadership
  • | Planning

Business Office Basics: Financial Equilibrium 4 min read

A balanced budget is nice, but it is not enough.
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  • Culture
  • | Leadership

2023 NBOA Annual Meeting: Seeing the Unseen: Erin Gruwell 11 min read

NBOA Breakfast speaker Erin Gruwell shares what she sees changing in classrooms today and how school operations are vital to programmatic goals.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

2022: My Favorite Things 4 min read

We accomplished much this past year that we can be proud of, from signature programs to robust data collection to timely guidance.
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  • Leadership

2023 NBOA Annual Meeting: Reaching the Stars: Nyle DiMarco 5 min read

NBOA Luncheon speaker Nyle DiMarco inspires school leaders to strive for their most ambitious goals.
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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Slope Style 4 min read

When the school ski team needed a coach fast, this business officer and former pro skier stepped up.
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  • Leadership

2023 NBOA Annual Meeting: Movers & Shakers & Builders & Makers: Suneel Gupta 11 min read

Opening keynote speaker Suneel Gupta shares insights on instilling wellness into organizational culture and winning internal buy-in for new ideas.
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Voices from the Field  

  • Leadership
  • | Professional Development

The Business Office of One 7 min read

Business officers who are their school’s sole employee in finance share the highlights, challenges and opportunities they see.

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

Too Important To Fail: Communicating Change 4 min read

Change is always hard, but some approaches are more painful to stakeholders than others.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Ingredients for Leadership: People, Mood Check, Time 4 min read

Our most critical issues cannot be solved without leadership that that takes time to listen.
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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Admission
  • | Leadership

Beyond Gatekeeping 6 min read

Once an admissions “roadrunner,” this leading enrollment officer continually evolved in her role as the field did the same.
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Voices from the Field  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Given a Second Chance 6 min read

Following a serious heart attack, this business officer restructured his work so that he can continue living to his fullest.
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  • Communication
  • | Leadership

The Collaboration Conversation 9 min read This item is protected.

Three business officers in Northern California banded together to improve transportation for their schools. Now a larger group of 20 is considering solutions across the business office.
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  • Boards and Trustees
  • | Governance
  • | Leadership

Business Office Basics: New Trustee Orientation by the CFO 3 min read

To lay the foundation for a strong relationship, consider how to present key points at the appropriate level.

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Leaders Are Not Responsible for Success. They Are Accountable for It. 5 min read

Four insights can help us meet the calls for leadership that have only been growing louder in recent years.
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  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Technology

The Business Case for DEI: Digital Accessibility: Operational and Cultural Considerations 7 min read This item is protected.

When those overseeing physical and digital accommodations work together, the impact on school culture is stronger and more inclusive.
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  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Business Office Basics: Entry Interviews 3 min read

Former long-time business officer, recent interim CFO, and founding member of NBOA Jim Pugh shares wisdom he has collected in his decades of service to independent schools.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Legal
  • | Technology

The Business Case for DEI: Digital Accessibility: Legal Considerations 10 min read This item is protected.

Recent ADA guidance puts new emphasis on making websites and digital assets accessible to all.

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