Beth Briggs

Do You Know Where You Are Going?

| by Beth Briggs

In Stephen Covey’s book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey suggests that the second most significant habit to develop is “Begin With the End in Mind”.   In creating highly effective nonprofits, knowing the end game is a key component to succ…

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Leadership – Key to a Successful Nonprofit

| by Beth Briggs

Strong and committed leadership is the difference between a good nonprofit and a great nonprofit.   Formidable leadership starts with a board of directors who understand and accept their roles and responsibilities and give ge…

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Time Keeps on Slipping into the Future

| by Beth Briggs

I love this line from the old Steve Miller song.  July is here, and time continues her march at an incredible pace whether we are having fun or not.  July is the reminder, we are more than halfway through the year!   It seems like yesterday we celebrated the New Year, Valenti…

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A Tribute to Friends Who Inspired Us

| by Beth Briggs

Today I attended a funeral for a special man. The Reverend Joseph G. Vetter, better known to his friends as Father Joe, passed away on May 7, 2018. He was born in Greensboro, ordained into the Priesthood in Havelock, North Carolina, and spent his life serving the Catholic Church in the state…

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Succession Planning Without Fear

| by Beth Briggs

“Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity” – Albert Einstein The transition and retirement of nonprofit executives is a major challenge facing the philanthropic sector.  Many executive directors came of age in the 1970s and 1980s and spent their careers working to b…

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Building Strong and Honest Relationships with Grantmakers

| by Beth Briggs

Blessed are the fundraisers for they shall inherit the New Year’s funding goals. Whether your organization operates on a calendar or fiscal year, when the year-end books close, you have either met, exceeded, or missed your funding goals. Instead of celebrations, there is no rest for t…

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Hats Off to Those Behind the Nonprofit Sector

| by Beth Briggs

On November 15th, the country celebrates National Philanthropy Day in recognition of the power and potential of philanthropy as “the love of humanity”.  At events across the country outstanding volunteers, philanthropist, corporate givers, and professional fundraisers are ho…

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