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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.
cultural digital accessibility
  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Technology

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.
legal considerations

Feature  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Legal
  • | Technology

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.
  • Leadership
  • | Membership

NBOA Leadership Academy Takes Root 4 min read

The program’s success indicates that business office leaders and staff alike have an appetite for the executive skills to help advance their schools.

CEO Notebook  

  • Legal
  • | Risk Management

Defending Our Independence 6 min read

If courts deem that independent schools receive federal funds simply due to our tax-exempt status, are we truly independent anymore?
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
student abuse prevention
  • Legal
  • | Risk Management

Risk & Compliance: Student-on-Student Harassment and Abuse 6 min read

What schools need to know about legal considerations, crafting effective policies, and creating a culture that prevents incidents.

CEO Notebook  

  • Budget
  • | Change Management
  • | Leadership

Low-Cost, High-Impact Innovation 5 min read

As we move away from the forced changes of pandemic years and into intentional innovation, consider a few low- to no-cost efforts successfully undertaken by colleges and universities.
Elementary students in tinker lab at Bennett Day School
  • Change Management
  • | Enrollment

Room To Grow: Learning Labs as External Revenue Streams 5 min read

Bennett Day School developed a project-based learning lab that has helped generate non-tuition revenue and expand its PK-12 program. Bennett Day is one of three schools to receive this year's Innovation Excellence Award.
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  • Culture
  • | Facilities

Building on Culture: Interpretive Master Planning 10 min read This item is protected.

An interpretive master planning process can assure the future vision of a campus truly serves the needs of the entire school community.
2022 NBOA Annual Meeting presenters Vanessa Calderon, Sherry Krebsbach and Greg Miles
  • Leadership
  • | Survey

Becoming the “School of Choice” for Faculty 4 min read

In a challenging hiring environment, schools would do well to survey faculty on employee satisfaction to identify areas of improvement and move the needle on employee retention.

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