Bert Armstrong

Hope Won’t Kill You!

| by Bert Armstrong

My newest pandemic binge-watching obsession has taken me to Apple TV to learn about life from the Golden Globe award-winning hit, Ted Lasso. For the uninitiated, American Ted Lasso (played by Jason Sudeikis) is a college football coach from the United States who is recruited to coach an Engl…

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Join Us In Welcoming These New Nonprofit Leaders

| by Bert Armstrong

Armstrong McGuire is proud to work with our clients to hire these exceptional individuals. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles. Kelly CalabriaPresident and CEOFoundation for Health Leadership & InnovationPlease join FHLI as they welcome Kelly Calabria to their team. Kell…

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What A Year This Has Been!

| by Bert Armstrong

It is impossible to adequately summarize 2020. As this unusual year wraps up, we're reflecting on our learnings and thoughts through this recap of Armstrong McGuire blog posts over the last twelve months. Sending warm wishes for a wonderful 2021! Looking for…

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Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste

| by Bert Armstrong

One of my favorite movies is Forrest Gump, and one of my favorite parts of the movie is when Forrest returns from the war in Vietnam and buys a shrimp boat business, naming it Bubba Gump Shrimp. With no shrimping experience and an over-abundance of competition, Forrest has limited success. T…

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Join Us In Welcoming These New Nonprofit Leaders

| by Bert Armstrong

Armstrong McGuire is proud to work with our clients to hire these exceptional individuals. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles. Timothy BrownDirector of Special GiftsMethodist Home for ChildrenTim Brown joins the Methodist Home for Children’s Advancement Team where he …

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Let the Vision Pull You

| by Bert Armstrong

I read an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy this week written by Joan Garry, a consultant, author, and speaker who has been called the “Dear Abby of Nonprofit Leaders” for her advice. The article, "How to Ask for Money During a Crisis," offers sage advi…

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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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Helping the Helpers

| by Bert Armstrong

Fred Rogers often told this story about when he was a boy and would see scary things on the news: “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s word…

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Looking for Blind Spots

| by Bert Armstrong

Happy New Year!  Happy leap year!  Happy new decade!  I hope you found just the right balance of celebration and reflection on the year that has passed, mixed with a strong dose of readiness and anticipation for what lies ahead in 2020. Our Armstrong McGuire team is starting …

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