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Ensuring Productivity Without Anxiety During COVID-19

| by April Anthony

We all thought things would be back to normal by now but, instead, our numbers are increasing daily. Keeping anxiety at bay is important to ensure productivity, especially when most of us are working remotely. When the body and mind are thrown into an unknown like the pandemic, we react by p…

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Doors, Inequities, and Implicit Bias

| by Shannon Williams

Last week Staci Barfield and I participated in a webinar from Nonprofit HR about race and diversity practices in nonprofits. The slide below really stood out to me. I am starting to realize that there are many inequities that I never see or think about because they don’t apply to me…

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Diversity Is Good, Equity is Great

| by Rev. Lisa Yebuah

About a year ago, I was interviewed on a podcast where the interviewer very graciously commended the church community I lead for its diversity. I wasn’t surprised by the observation. In fact, I typically anticipate people making this point. Being a “multicultural church” wi…

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Summer of 2020

| by Shannon Williams

I suspect a lot will be different this summer. Even the weather in the Triangle this week has not been typical. When I entered the nonprofit sector in 1993, summer was considered a downtime—a slower pace. A time to come in a little later, leave a little earlier. Generally, get ahead. …

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Authenticity in the Workplace

| by Staci Barfield

As my grandmother would say, “These are trying times.” Nearly every person I have engaged with recently acknowledges that their emotions have been all over the place in the last few months. And, unfortunately, it’s the negative feelings – fear, loneliness, uncertaint…

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We Must Do More Than Talk About Racism

| by Bert Armstrong

Not long ago all of us were being asked to do our civic duty and help each other by staying home and keeping our distance from one another. While emotionally and financially difficult, it is believed to be the most effective means of confronting this terrible COVID-19 pandemic until a vaccin…

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Job Seeking Through COVID-19: The Rules of Engagement

| by Staci Barfield

The job search and hiring process has changed. Whereas in-person interviews were once the norm, the pandemic moved us to Brady Bunch-style conversations on platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and Google Meet. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you read the Armst…

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A 12-Step Guide to Your Next Fundraising Call

| by Shannon Williams

Leading with transparency is my personal go-to. In our current environment, I believe transparency in fundraising is absolutely essential. When you are talking with your donors (and I absolutely think you should be) it is time to keep it simple and keep it real. Here are 12 steps to conside…

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