By the Numbers and Beyond: Independent School Business Operations

By the Numbers
Diamond Mind

With generous support from Diamond Mind

NBOA's authoritative guide to independent school business operations is a greatly updated and expanded version of NBOA's 2008 Welcome to the Jungle. Published in 2015, this version outlines everything in the business officer's portfolio from accounting and auxiliary services to taxation and technology.


  1. The Evolution of the Business Officer
  2. Financial Management and Reporting
  3. Financial Sustainability
  4. Tax-Exempt Financing
  5. Endowment Management
  6. Partners in Advancing the School
    • Admissions
    • Advancement
  7. Non-Tuition Revenue
    • After School and Summer Programs
    • Facility Rentals
    • School Stores
  8. Facilities
    • Planning
    • Operations
    • Environmental Sustainability
  9. Technology Topics
  10. Human Resources and Employment Law
  11. Regulatory Compliance
  12. Taxation and Reporting
  13. Risk Management
  14. Food Service
  15. Transportation

"Best book I ever bought as a new CFO in an independent school. I highly recommend."

Karen Moore

Karen Moore

Chief Financial Officer, Shorecrest Preparatory School


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NBOA Summer Webinar Series: Financial Sustainability

NBOA’s Summer Webinar Series is back, this year addressing four critical areas of financial sustainability: enrollment and net tuition, right-sizing the operating budget, the philanthropy landscape and strategic leadership through accelerated change. While the challenges schools face may be more complex than ever before, opportunities and successes remain to be seized.

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