By Ari Betof & Kelsey Vrooman
Greenbrier School, a PreK — Grade 8 school in Tennessee, had weathered several head transitions over the past decade but the board knew they finally found the right fit in Kate Thompson. Kate has served as head for the last two years. One of her first goals was to bring more transparency to the board in terms of school data. Working closely with her administrative team and board chair, she was excited to unveil a data dashboard for the trustees, including a section on the “Admissions Pipeline.” As she handed out the new dashboard…
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.
Moderator: Debra Wilson, President, SAIS
By Anne-Marie Balzano and Barb Rosston
In this article, we describe how boards can engage in effective recruitment practices and develop a pipeline of potential trustees with an emphasis on diversity and mission alignment.
The Committee on Trustees (COT) at Graydon Academy has been charged with identifying a new cohort of trustees aligned to the school’s mission, vision, and values and that will bring a fresh perspective to the board. At the first meeting of the year, the Chair of the COT, Mike Bianco, pulls out the list of current trustees and remarks, “Well, it looks like we have three…
Mission & Data is pleased to announce that Dr. Anne-Marie Balzano will be joining our firm as Senior Governance Strategist, bringing 25+ years of experience in the field of education and leadership.
“Anne-Marie is a national thought leader in governance and educational leadership. Ari Betof and I look forward to the impact she will make on independent schools and nonprofit organizations from her new home at Mission & Data,” said Mission & Data co-founder Kelsey Vrooman. “During our time as colleagues, Anne-Marie continually impressed me with her research-based approach to driving organizational change and supporting boards of trustees in their…
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.” …
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.
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:
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)
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)
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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.
Season 1, Episode 5 — Ari Betof
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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Co-Founder and Partner at Mission & Data; Chief Advancement Officer at Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship