Staci Barfield

Thoughts on Leadership Transition

| by Staci Barfield

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Conference for North Carolina’s Nonprofits, where our very own Bert Armstrong facilitated a discussion with panelists Pilar Rocha-Goldberg (CEO of El Centro Hispano), Charrise Hart (CEO of YWCA …

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The (Super)Power of the Nonprofit Sector

| by Staci Barfield

This month I had the opportunity to attend the North Carolina Philanthropy Conference, hosted by the North Carolina chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. The day started and ended with a one-and-a-half-hour car ride with Katie Weeks and Mendi Neiters. While at t…

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Hurricane Florence: A Storm of Emotions

| by Staci Barfield

As a resident of the Carolinas most of my life, I’ve seen my fair share of weather events. Extreme heat, freak snowstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes are the unfortunate price we pay for living in such a great locale. However, Hurricane Florence brought up new emotions — some of w…

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Asking the (sometimes hard) questions

| by Staci Barfield

One of my favorite things to do is to work with clients to develop an organizational assessment. Assessments are a core part of the work we do at Armstrong McGuire. Focusing on six key pillars of organizational capacity and sustainability – Mission, Vision, and Strategy; Leadership; Re…

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A Time and Place for Special Events

| by Staci Barfield

I always know when spring arrives. Not because of the weather — goodness knows it doesn’t feel like spring here in North Carolina yet — but because my mailbox starts filling up with invitations to nonprofit events.  With people taking vacation in the summer, and winter…

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Hearing Voices

| by Staci Barfield

Nonprofit leaders - take a minute to answer the following questions: How well do you know your stakeholders? I mean REALLY know them — their values, priorities, motivations, and reasons for supporting or using the services of your organization? How much do your stakeholders know ab…

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Here to There in the New Year

| by Staci Barfield

Each year about this time I start thinking about what I want to do differently in the next year. Key themes usually emerge — eat better, exercise more, learn to play guitar — and I create plans to make forward progress in the new year. Some of these plans come to fruition, o…

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