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What Happens When You Fail

| by Mendi Nieters

Last week I had the opportunity to retrace my old footsteps both figuratively and literally. I was asked to serve as the “real life example” for a Fund Development class in the MPA Program at NC State University. Go Wolfpack!  Nostalgia kicked in as I walked across the stre…

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Nobody’s Perfect

| by Paul Starsoneck

In a previous career I was in charge of implementing a large logistics solution that required the integration of equipment, software, process, and people.  At one of the early status meetings I stood before a group of over a hundred team members representing the client, our corporate te…

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A Season for Removing Clutter

| by April Anthony

It used to be that I looked forward to some down time in the summer months to get organized and catch up. Nowadays organizations work hard year-round. Marketing, Board development, strategic planning and fundraising are all ongoing activities. As the summer approaches, I think about the clu…

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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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What Good Is It If You Don’t Use It?

| by Bert Armstrong

I’m that guy.  The impulse shopper who buys stuff on a whim, drawn in by the promise of greater productivity, organization, and efficiency. I'm a sucker for infomercials for things like the amazingly awesome NINJA blender.  And let's not forget those work and home electronics…

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Getting Your Chickens in a Row!

| by Mendi Nieters

I think the actual saying is “getting all of your ducks in a row,” but for me it’s chickens. For years I have wanted chickens.  It might be because I love deviled eggs a bit more than the average Southerner, but regardless I have wanted a few chicks to call my own. …

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A Catalyst for “Our Kids”

| by Easter Maynard

This week’s guest blogger is Easter Maynard, Executive Director, ChildTrust Foundation and the Director of Charitable Giving for IMC, parent company of Golden Corral, and serves on numerous boards and commissions and offers a strong civic-minded voice within the business community.…

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Gaps In Funding for Youth Education

| by April Anthony

According to NC Child, North Carolina public school funding has decreased by $500 million dollars over the last six years while school enrollment has increased by 48,000.  If we have any doubts at all about funding needs for school age children, take a look at The Annie E. Casey Foundat…

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