Derwin Dubose

New Director of Development at Durham Nativity School

| by Derwin Dubose

Congratulations to Kimberly Suarez, who has been hired as the new Director of Development for Durham Nativity School!Kimberly earned her Bachelor's degree from UNC Chapel Hill and has five years of fundraising experience which includes working as the Development Director at the American Hear…

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Dare to dream big for special events

| by Derwin Dubose

I've already shared one of my deepest fundraising secrets: I don't typically like special events. Often, event costs -- both actual expenses and time invested -- far outweigh the financial return. However, Durham Nativity School, one of my Armstrong McGuire clients, is doing it right. The…

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Daily Muse: An Editor's Guide to Perfecting Your Resume

| by Derwin Dubose

Right now, I'm leading the firm's efforts with two searches, so resumes are on my mind. A close friend just sent an amazing article by Adrian Granzella Larssen of the Daily Muse that's well worth the read for all job seekers and for nonprofits reviewing resumes. She writes: On that fi…

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Stop talking about diversity

| by Derwin Dubose

At Armstrong McGuire, we're known for sharing coffee to help people think through nonprofit issues, but I have one request: please don't call me to have a conversation about "diversity." Instead, let's talk about cultural competence. Our nation is demographically different. Last year, more …

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