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To Give or Not to Give

| by Shannon Williams

We have officially entered the season of thanksgiving. In American culture, we show gratitude through gifts. We bring flowers to the hostess of the dinner party. We give goodie bags to 6-year-olds at the birthday party. We hand out favors at weddings, baby showers, and fundraising eve…

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Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

| by April Anthony

"National Philanthropy Day is celebrated annually on November 15th. This day signifies the importance of working together for the common good. Philanthropic deeds come in all different shapes and sizes — charitable giving, volunteering, etc. — and on National Philanthropy Day, …

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Meet North Carolina's newest nonprofit leaders!

Armstrong McGuire is proud to work with our clients to hire these exceptional individuals. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles. Bill AhernChief Executive OfficerHabitat for Humanity of Wake and Johnston CountiesBill Ahern assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Habita…

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What's Your Giving Plan?

| by Bert Armstrong

It’s that time of year!  Halloween is here. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa will all be here before you know it. Celebrations with family and friends will fill our homes, churches and synagogues, classrooms, and offices.  And your mailb…

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How Do You Rate as a Nonprofit Board Leader?

| by Beth Briggs

Leading a nonprofit organization requires clarity of vision, purpose, tenacity, and courage, motivated by a deep and abiding passion for the mission of an organization. The nonprofit sector is changing the landscape in this country and that requires committed leadership to solve the challeng…

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How Strong Is Your Network?

| by Staci Barfield

Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend time with my friend Nicholé. We originally met when I assisted a colleague with a strategic planning effort for the organization Nicholé runs and, since then, have continued to connect on both personal and professional levels. As we caught u…

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Tailgating: A Lesson in Strategic Planning

| by Shannon Williams

Over the weekend I had the privilege of tailgating at college football’s number one tailgate destination: The Grove at Ole Miss. If you know me, you know I take tailgating seriously, even when my team isn’t as committed to its part of the equation as I am to mine. But in Oxford,…

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Being Intentional with Your Personal Goal Setting

| by Katie Weeks

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion and leading a conversation for employees at Cree around personal brand and self-promotion. In preparing for this conversation, I thought about how personal planning is a lot like organizational planning. We need to a…

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