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Twenty-six independent school associations co-hosted “Buckle Your Seatbelts: Navigating the Path to the 2021–2022 School Year.” A total of 1,375 trustees and senior leaders registered for the two part series.

Twenty-six independent school associations co-hosted “Buckle Your Seatbelts: Navigating the Path to the 2021–2022 School Year.” A total of 1,375 trustees and senior leaders registered for the two part series held on November 19 and December 3. The two-part series was a collaborative effort building on the success of Independent Schools on the Brink held on April 21, 2020.

Session 2 of “Buckle Your Seatbelts: Navigating the Path to the 2021–2022 School Year”— December 3, 2020 Moderator: Debra Wilson Panelists: Peter Barron, Ari Betof, John Gulla, and Lisa Pullman

Session 2 — December 3, 2020
The second session focused on what independent school leaders and board members may want to consider as they chart their course toward the 2021–2022 academic year.

Moderator: Debra Wilson, President, SAIS

Panelists:
●Peter Barron, Chief Member Relations Officer, EMA
●Ari Betof, Co-Founder and Partner, Mission & Data
●John Gulla, Executive Director, E.E. Ford Foundation
●Lisa Pullman, Executive Director…


Combined company will focus on enhancing mission-driven, data-informed leadership and governance of organizations that make the world a better place.

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Mission & Data, LLC will focus on enhancing mission-driven, data-informed leadership and governance of organizations that make the world a better place by providing custom data products and integrated consulting services.

Release: December 1, 2020.
For Immediate Release

Ari Betof and Kelsey Vrooman, the respective leaders of Organizational Sustainability Consulting and Actionable Institutional Research & Data announced today the successful merger of their business operations and the launch of a new unified company, Mission & Data.

Mission & Data will build on the successes of its parent companies to offer an integrated solution that offers custom data products, strategy consulting, and tailored coaching for leadership teams and boards of trustees.

“We will combine our decades of experience…and remain focused on delivering outstanding service, consulting, and data products to these industries.” …


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NJAIS Webinar — “Budgeting in COVID Times” held on November 18, 2020. The session was facilitated by Dr. Ari Betof and included two practitioner speakers, Julia Malaga (CFO of Golda Och Academy) and Sam Goldfischer (CFO of Newark Academy).

New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) Session Description:
The budget this past year could not anticipate the financial constraints, demands, and complete reconfiguration as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. As the 2021–2022 budgeting process begins, what considerations should guide leadership teams, Boards, and Finance Committees? This session, led by consultant Ari Betof and independent school Finance Officers Sam Goldfisher and Julia Malaga, will present various considerations and scenarios for finance officers, finance committee members, and Heads of School.

Audience:
Finance Committees, Finance Officers, Heads of School, and other Board Members

Slides available on SlideShare


The 2020 presidential election is not a choice between a Democrat and a Republican. It is a choice between a human being who cares about our citizens in Joe Biden and an existential threat to our country in Donald Trump. Please don’t take my word for it. Listen to all of these Republican leaders, lifelong GOP members, and self-identified conservatives who have endorsed Biden or decided to write in a candidate…not out of agreement with Biden’s policies but because of their palpable understanding of the damage a second Trump presidential term would inflict on the United States of America:

Vote your conscience. Vote like the future of our country depends on it. These Republicans think it does, and I believe them. …


Consider the irony of these two statements from July 26 and July 27:

NFL players who contract the coronavirus through “high-risk” activity away from team facilities can face team discipline and might be at risk of not being paid, according to the league’s new protocol. (ESPN)

and

Some Marlins players texted each other about the team’s health issues before Sunday’s game, but there was no talk of declining to play, shortstop Miguel Rojas said. “That was never our mentality,” Rojas said. “We knew this could happen at some point. We came to the ballpark ready to play.” (NBC Philadelphia)

I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but I still find myself in a state of disbelief. I can’t help it. The fact that the Miami Marlins decided to play a baseball game Sunday (and that MLB allowed the game to be played) after multiple positive COVID-19 tests is the clearest evidence yet that our current paradigm of mitigation efforts in the face of skyrocketing infection rates is not going to work. …


The Koinos Podcast, Episode 5 — Ari Betof

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The Koinos Podcast
The Koinos Podcast is a show that connects with executives and entrepreneurs graduating from the world’s best Executive MBA programs.

The Koinos Podcast is a show that connects with executives and entrepreneurs graduating from the world’s best Executive MBA programs.

Listen on Apple Podcast


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The Koinos Podcast
The Koinos Podcast is a show that connects with executives and entrepreneurs graduating from the world’s best Executive MBA programs.

Listen on Apple Podcast

Season 1, Episode 5 — Ari Betof
Episode summary:
Dr. Ari Betof is founder and president of Organizational Sustainability Consulting. He is a nationally recognized expert in organizational stewardship, nonprofit financial sustainability and is a Cornell Executive MBA candidate for the Metro NY program. This episode gives a glimpse into the life of a father of two, while running a business with his wife, and pursuing an Executive MBA.


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Placard describing Juneteenth. Photo Credit: Today.com

Along with so many individuals and organizations across the country, Organizational Sustainability Consulting recognizes the importance of Juneteenth and supports calls to proclaim Juneteenth a national holiday. We stand in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives. The events of the past several months have reminded us that every organization needs to lean into confronting bias and racism both historically and today. Every one of us, and especially those of us with privilege, must redouble our efforts to listen deeply, learn more, and stand up to confront injustice.

Video Credit: GoogleDoodles in honor of the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth

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Organizational Sustainability Consulting will transition to its new Philadelphia area office this summer. Photo credit: VisitPhilly.com

Organizational Sustainability Consulting (OSC) is excited to announce that it will be opening a new Philadelphia area office this summer.

The move will allow OSC to efficiently serve its clients in the Mid-Atlantic region between New York and Washington, DC. OSC will also be located in proximity to PHL, JFK, EWR, and TTN airports to serve its national and international clients. OSC will continue to grow its virtual consulting in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the trend toward organizations seeking more remote consulting options.

OSC’s mission is to strengthen organizations that change the world for the better. It specializes in fostering financial and organizational sustainability with leaders, leadership teams, and boards of trustees of nonprofit and private sector clients. The firm’s work includes strategy consulting, facilitating change management and organizational effectiveness efforts, conducting sustainability analyses, strengthening governance practices, leadership development, and executive coaching. …


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On June 2, the Enrollment Management Association hosted the webinar “The Next Normal” with more than six hundred participants registered to attend. The webinar built upon the EMA report “The Next Normal: How K–12 Independent Schools Can Survive and Thrive in a New Landscape” and featured the report’s authors.

Participants included:
Ari Betof, Organizational Sustainability Consulting
Derrick Gay, Derrick Gay LLC
Colby Morgan, EMA
Kristen Power, EMA
Ann Snyder, Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Chad Tew, LearnCollab
Laura Tierney, The Social Institute

The webinar addressed both the impacts of COVID-19 as well as the social unrest in response to longstand systematic racism in the United States and more recent the killing of George Floyd.

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Ari Betof

President of Organizational Sustainability Consulting

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