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Welcome

| by Mendi Nieters

It is a personal goal of mine that people feel comfortable and welcomed in my home. Don’t be surprised, if you drop by, that you are offered a snack, something to drink, or fresh eggs to carry home. Some of the best compliments I have received are “it always smells like you pulle…

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Lessons from a Strange Year

| by Staci Barfield

Well, this year has definitely started with a bang! Prior to the events of last week, 2021 was our promise of a respite from the calamity of 2020. During the last weeks of the year, I tried to take advantage of the holiday downtime to wrap up some projects – both personal and professi…

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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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Focus on Family Time

| by Charrise Hart

Our guest blogger, Charrise Hart, is the Chief Executive Officer of Ready for School, Ready for Life. With the holidays upon us, I’ve been reflecting on giving and receiving gifts. Due to the pandemic, there are barriers to the traditional hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Whil…

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Arts Organizations: Help Us Heal

| by Katie Weeks

My sister asked me recently, “What do arts leaders need to hear from you in this moment?” And my answer came easily: “We need these organizations to help the community heal. Please, arts leaders, find a way to use your gift and help us each heal.” We have all experi…

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Agape Love

| by Shannon Williams

Greek has many different words for love. In my professional life, I am blessed to see beautiful examples of phila (brotherly love) every day through our nonprofit partners. But today, I want to talk about agape—unconditional love. This month my parents celebrate 50 years of marriage…

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7 Tips to Ensure A Search Committee is Successful

| by April Anthony

Hiring a new executive for any organization is a very important and complex process. When recruiting a committee to lead the search, make certain that members will offer different perspectives, expertise, and insights. Here are seven tips to ensure your Search Committee is successful: Eac…

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Ten Tips to Improve your Interview Skills

| by Beth Briggs

COVID is still with us and over the last eight months we have been adapting to the ongoing challenges it presents. Conducting professional job searches has changed as interactions are now virtual. In 2020, I directed four professional job searches for Armstrong McGuire’s clients. Six h…

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