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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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The Wall is Fake News!

| by Bert Armstrong

Which do you prefer? iPhone or Android? Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or LinkedIn? Cable television or streaming apps? CNN or Fox news or MSNBC? Democrat or Republican or Independent?  Eastern or Western NC barbeque? NC State or UNC or Duke or Wake Forest? For me, it…

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Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

| by Katie Weeks

Have you ever heard the saying “Your vibe attracts your tribe?” Have you ever noticed how people who typically see their glass half-empty seem to consistently have bad stuff happen to them? They are the ones who get a flat tire, are constantly sick and, once again, are ticketed …

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