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Surviving an Initial Job Interview

| by Beth Briggs

I love conducting job searches.  Throughout my career, I have had the honor of coordinating searches for presidents of foundations, nonprofit executive directors, pastors, senior-level staff members, development directors, and more. In any search, there is one objective and that is to b…

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A Lesson in Customer Service

| by Shannon Williams

Earlier this year I was searching for a private space in Raleigh for part one of a strategic planning process. Specifically, I was looking for a room for about a dozen people to engage in part meeting, part team building, including dinner. I started by completing the online inquiry forms of…

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Giving Back Through Birthdays

| by Bert Armstrong

"Katie and Jason Weeks have always enjoyed hosting parties. When they celebrate their children’s birthdays, they look forward to surrounding their kids with friends. They don’t look forward to adding dozens of new toys to their children’s collection. So, from the beginnin…

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Announcing our latest hires!

Armstrong McGuire is proud to work with our clients to hire these exceptional individuals. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles. Sabrina SladeSocial Innovation DirectorJohn Rex Endowment   Christine KastnerExecutive DirectorNorth Carolina Master Chorale   Ed…

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Connecting Culture and Values

| by Katie Weeks

If you want to know what your organization's culture is, ask your newest employee, volunteer, or participant. People new to your organization have an easier time identifying what makes your culture unique. For better or worse, culture is part of every organization. But what is culture …

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Planning Time to Create A Plan

| by April Anthony

I am definitely a planner.  I’m the friend that schedules the get-together, makes the restaurant reservation, figures out where to park, reviews the menu prior, and then looks forward to the outing – and, of course, sends text reminders prior.  My family gives me a hard…

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Stakeholder, Stakeholder, Stakeholder

| by Staci Barfield

Do you ever go through a period where you find yourself using the same words or phrases repeatedly? I’m having one of those weeks. The specific word that keeps making its way into my vocabulary is “stakeholder.” In the last few days, I have worked with clients to identify s…

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Ready or Not...Like It or Not...Change is Coming!

| by Bert Armstrong

Spring is here. With it comes a new season of NCAA tournament brackets.  A new season of tax preparation. A new season of grass mowing.  New seasons offer moments of celebration and joy as well as sadness, disappointment, and frustration.  Think about that “One Shining …

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References Make a Difference

| by Beth Briggs

References have a tremendous impact on the decision to hire a qualified individual. Therefore, it is surprising that candidates often do not give adequate attention to preparing their professional references. References validate the candidate’s experience and ability to perform a job. …

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