Business Operations

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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Technology

Tech-Enabled DEI Solutions

Independent schools can operationalize their DEI goals using technology.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Facilities

The Business Case for DEI: Accessible, Affordable Facilities This item is protected.

Investing in accessible facilities goes beyond compliance for most schools — and can have unexpected dividends.
13 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Technology

A(I) Smarter Future?

How can we use ChatGPT and related AI in the independent school business office?
4 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Financing

Where the Money Goes This item is protected.

When everything costs more, considered and strategic facilities spending is a must.
12 min read
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  • Budget
  • | Environmental Sustainability
  • | Facilities

Inflation Reduction Act Opens Solar Opportunities for Schools

The IRA opens the door for nonprofits to take advantage of tax credits associated with solar power.
8 min read
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  • Membership
  • | Technology

Celebrate! 25 Years of NBOA: Technology and the Business Office

The rise of the internet has given way to rapid technological advances in the business office.
3 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Membership

Celebrate! 25 Years of NBOA: The Facilities Landscape

For most educational institutions, mission and vision are inextricably linked to buildings.
3 min read
  • Budget
  • | Facilities

Business Office Basics: The Annual Capital Budget & The Multi-Year Plant Renewals Schedule

These two schedules go hand in hand – each supports the other.
4 min read
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Strategies  

  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

Never Let a Deferred Maintenance Project Go to Waste This item is protected.

When this South Florida school needed to replace an aging sea wall, it became an opportunity for enhanced student learning and community impact.
5 min read
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  • Crisis Management
  • | Safety and Security

Three Common Myths in School Security Planning This item is protected.

With school shootings at record high, it’s important to identify common safety and security myths and the truths that make a difference in school decision-making.
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Cybersecurity
  • | Risk Management

Your School’s Cyber Risk Management Requires Teamwork

As cyber threats to K12 schools escalate, NBOA and ATLIS have issued updated guidance on cyber insurance to reflect the critical collaboration behind effective management.
3 min read
  • Facilities
  • | Planning

Wellness by Design: Ideas and Actions for a Healthier Campus

To help combat adolescent stress and to give both students and staff a breather, schools are investing in school wellness centers that emphasize connectedness.
7 min read

Projections  

  • Cybersecurity
  • | Technology

Inescapable Changes in Cybersecurity

Cyber insurance was once a simple and inexpensive add-on to basic coverage. Now it’s a complicated and essential piece of any comprehensive plan.
6 min read
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  • Risk Management
  • | Technology

After the Firewall Falls This item is protected.

When a school experiences a cyber breach, a well-conceived communications plan can go a long way towards building community trust.
12 min read
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  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Technology

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

When those overseeing physical and digital accommodations work together, the impact on school culture is stronger and more inclusive.
7 min read
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Legal
  • | Technology

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

Recent ADA guidance puts new emphasis on making websites and digital assets accessible to all.
10 min read
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  • Enrollment
  • | Technology

Rethinking the Advancement Tech Stack

Advancement teams are drowning in software, but it’s often de-centralized and doesn’t always meet every need. Is your school’s advancement tech stack moving you forward or holding you back?
5 min read
River Oaks Baptist School

Business Intelligence  

  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

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

The financial answer is a simple calculation that will help your school manage resources strategically.
5 min read
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  • Culture
  • | Facilities

Building on Culture: Interpretive Master Planning 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.
10 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Transportation

The Driving Force: Optimizing Transportation This item is protected.

School-provided transportation can buoy enrollment and diversity, but developing a cost- and time-efficient model is tricky business.
12 min read

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