Danielle Irving

What is it About Pope Francis?

| by Danielle Irving

I am Catholic. And my faith is the single most important thing in my life. So, I must admit that I have been absolutely giddy this week as we welcomed our Holy Father to the U.S. However, one thing that has surprised me is how this man who is so revered by his Catholic followers seems to hav…

Read More

Are You Celebrating Back to School?

| by Danielle Irving

Summer is winding down and kids are headed back to school. I’m seeing back to school flyers in the papers and first day of school pictures popping up all over my newsfeed on Facebook. So this got me thinking: What can we in the nonprofit sector learn from this Back to School season? He…

Read More

Is "Sales" a Dirty Word?

| by Danielle Irving

A friend introduced me to some skin care products not too long ago and I was completely blown away. I fell in love immediately with how my skin looked & felt. My friend then asked me if I’d be interested in selling them. My initial response was to recoil, as if I were touching a ho…

Read More

Have Your Spring Cleaned Your Organization?

| by Danielle Irving

It’s that time. Everything is covered in a yellow blanket of pollen. Flowers are blooming. Short sleeved shirts are re-emerging. It finally feels like Spring! My husband is in Europe on business, so I’ve found myself doing some serious Spring Cleaning this week. I’ve gone t…

Read More

Five Ways to Make 2015 the Best Year Ever

| by Danielle Irving

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one” –Brad Paisley Happy 2015! The above quote is one of my favorites. I love the beginning of a New Year. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the past year, the ups and the downs, and to plan for the …

Read More

Top Ten Trick List for Fundraising Treats

| by Danielle Irving

I love Fall. I love everything about it. The changing leaves, cooler temperatures, hay rides. I love hot apple cider, harvest displays and pumpkin EVERYTHING! And then, of course, I love the holy grail of Fall: Halloween! I mean, what’s not to love about dressing up in costume, going d…

Read More

How the Ice Bucket Challenge Got It Right

| by Danielle Irving

Unless you are living under a rock, you are probably familiar with the ice bucket challenges that have been popping up all over the Internet in support of ALS. In case you just returned to the Earth from an extended time in outer space, let me re-cap this latest phenomenon: You post a video …

Read More

Does Your Organization Have a Culture of Philanthropy?

| by Danielle Irving

Attending a class several years ago, the professor asked each of us how many fundraisers were in our respective nonprofit organizations. I was a one person shop at Duke Catholic Center at that time so I answered “one." Answers varied from one to ten as we went around the room. The prof…

Read More

What Can We Learn From World Cup Fever?

| by Danielle Irving

Danielle Irving is the Client Relations Specialist for Armstrong McGuire. Contact her at danielle@armstrongmcguire.com. I have a confession to make. I don’t like soccer. At all. Never have. I guess it’s not so much that I don’t like it as I’ve just never gotten into …

Read More