Beth Briggs

North Carolina Has a Long Way to Go to Tackle Wage Equity

| by Beth Briggs

2020 kicked us in the knees, leaving us a little shaky and rather vulnerable. Everything has changed. Uncommon times call for conscientious examination of who we are and our personal and professional core values. At Armstrong McGuire we have been intentional in discussions about how we demo…

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Tips for Relaxing and Surviving Quarantine

| by Beth Briggs

Stress and anxiety are running rampant during this time of quarantine. In normal times we experience stress, but the last few weeks have pushed us to a new level. The new stressors come from different sectors. It is no longer the traffic, the hustle and bustle of the workday, but now it come…

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WANTED: Courageous Leaders with an Audacious Vision

| by Beth Briggs

As this new decade unfolds, fearless leadership is essential to meet the challenges facing our communities. Where are the innovative architects who will address our complex problems?  Perhaps the nonprofit sector offers some of the state’s best talent.    Each year The …

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Become a Philanthropist: Participate in #GivingTuesday

| by Beth Briggs

Saving the world is hard work. #GivingTuesday provides an opportunity to do your part through service and gifts of time, talent, or treasure to become a philanthropist. By definition, a philanthropist is “a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous d…

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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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Craft Your Personal Mission Statement

| by Beth Briggs

Do you ever think about your personal mission statement? As members of the philanthropic and business communities, our organizations’ mission statements are important, encouraged, and expected.  Yet few people actually develop their own personal mission statement. Throughout the …

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Surviving an Initial Job Interview

| by Beth Briggs

I love conducting job searches.  Throughout my career, I have had the honor of coordinating searches for presidents of foundations, nonprofit executive directors, pastors, senior-level staff members, development directors, and more. In any search, there is one objective and that is to b…

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References Make a Difference

| by Beth Briggs

References have a tremendous impact on the decision to hire a qualified individual. Therefore, it is surprising that candidates often do not give adequate attention to preparing their professional references. References validate the candidate’s experience and ability to perform a job. …

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Applying for a Job is Not for the Faint of Heart

| by Beth Briggs

Applying for a new job is intimidating.  You might be rejected. Someone you have never met is going to evaluate your qualifications based upon a document. You are expected to make a good impression, often with limited information.   But if you are looking for a new job, you are go…

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