Bert Armstrong

The Courage to Ask

| by Bert Armstrong

Are We Deserving of the Philanthropy We Seek? Today is National Philanthropy Day – a time to celebrate the giving spirit of our donors who share their time, talents and treasure with our nonprofit community.  Donors give with the anticipation that their investments will help find…

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Measuring Performance

| by Bert Armstrong

Today's blog post serves as an introduction to Armstrong McGuire's newest team member.  Staci Barfield joins our firm this month as a Senior Advisor, bringing over 25 years of leadership experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, with significant successes in maximiz…

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But for Grace

| by Bert Armstrong

A new report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy shows that fewer Americans are giving to charitable causes and that nonprofits are increasingly relying on the wealthy for support.  According to the study, “only 24 percent of taxpayers reported on their tax returns that they made a…

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We have a lot to learn!

| by Bert Armstrong

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”  ― Michel Legrand Some things I learned early in life in the typical ways we were all taught through elementary, middle and high school:  Reading, writing, arithmetic…

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What Good Is It If You Don’t Use It?

| by Bert Armstrong

I’m that guy.  The impulse shopper who buys stuff on a whim, drawn in by the promise of greater productivity, organization, and efficiency. I'm a sucker for infomercials for things like the amazingly awesome NINJA blender.  And let's not forget those work and home electronics…

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Leadership: yesterday, today and tomorrow

| by Bert Armstrong

We’ve all heard of the sandwich generation – that time in our lives when folks in our 40’s and 50’s are still taking care of our fast-growing children while also finding ourselves spending more and more time helping to take care of our aging parents.  My colleagu…

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4 Fundraising Metrics You Should Care More About

| by Bert Armstrong

Here at Armstrong McGuire, we are always talking with our clients about the importance of measuring effectiveness.  Saw a great article by Brady Josephson this morning in the Philanthropy Journal and thought our fundraising friends would benefit from it. Here is a link: 4 Fundraising M…

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A Resolution Worth Keeping

| by Bert Armstrong

As the clock approached midnight Saturday, I was home watching Mariah Carey’s production snafu on television. Now don’t judge me! Some of you who know me well will recall that I've joined in on some exciting New Year's Eve celebrations in past years.   I spent a little bit …

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