Beth Briggs

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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