Katie Weeks

Humans Are Tricky

| by Katie Weeks

I recently had the chance to participate in a weeklong nonprofit leadership course at Duke University. The Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership offers experienced nonprofit professionals the opportunity to increase their capacity for effective entrepreneurial leadership th…

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The Dreaded Ice Breaker

| by Katie Weeks

It was Friday at 3pm and I was the only thing standing between the Board and their weekend. And I did it anyway… The dreaded get-to-know-one-another ICE BREAKER! In this case it was relatively easy, we paired up and talked about where we lived when we were 5, what music we listened …

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The Most Important Thing

| by Katie Weeks

This week I had a blog all set, based on implications of the new federal tax laws, but then I read Shannon Williams blog last week entitled “One Thing At A Time”.  She pointed out how she is always multitasking. I immediately thought, “GUILTY!"     My consta…

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“Thanks - Giving”

| by Katie Weeks

What are your plans for November 28th? I will start my morning by asking my Facebook family what nonprofits matter to them. Throughout the day my friends will use the comment section to suggest their favorite nonprofits and then “vote” by liking the different options. At th…

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School's Back - and So Are Nonprofits

| by Katie Weeks

Backpacks Filled - Time to Begin Again It is that time of year where it appears everyone is filling backpacks with supplies for another school year. While your kids readjust to new schedules, I thought it might be a good time for those of us working with nonprofit organizations to refi…

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One of Many Ways to say Thank You

| by Katie Weeks

As non-profit professionals, we are reliant on so many to fulfill our mission.  We are constantly working to engage clients, staff, and board members. We are always looking for meaningful partners to collaborate with, and of course, we are always seeking donors who are as passionate ab…

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Community Foundation

| by Katie Weeks

When I first moved to North Carolina, one of the first organizations I met with was the North Carolina Community Foundation. Where I am from, the Greater Milwaukee Community Foundation served a critical role in tackling some of the community’s biggest challenges. I wanted to see if the…

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When Planning and Parenting Intersect

| by Katie Weeks

I recently had an initial meeting with a client who is ready to establish new annual campaign strategies.  I left feeling energized to start making an impact right away.  The number of things we could do was long and I was ready to dive right in… When I arrived home, a packa…

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Impact on the Arts - Part II

| by Katie Weeks

I am excited to join the Armstrong McGuire team and have the opportunity to serve a diverse group of nonprofits.  As we get to know each other, there are two things I really appreciate having: CONTEXT and ACTIONS. So let’s dig deeper into how the arts sector can prepare for life …

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