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Is Philanthropy More Than Money?

| by Bert Armstrong

Tuesday, March 30th was National Doctor’s Day. So, a special shout out to all the docs out there for what you are doing, especially those physicians and other health care workers risking their own health and sacrificing time with their families to treat COVID-19 patients over the past …

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Springing Forward

| by Staci Barfield

I love spring in North Carolina. The cold of winter has (for the most part) receded, making way for longer days, fresh tree growth, and a dazzling display of spring flowers. The season brings a special energy and sense of renewal. Leo Tolstoy, the author of War and Peace, said, “Spring…

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My Weekend in the Mountains

| by Katie Weeks

Just over a year ago, on Armstrong McGuire’s first convening call with executive directors, Garry Crites, who is the Executive Director of NAMI North Carolina (National Alliance on Mental Illness), asked a very important question to the other leaders on the call: “What are you do…

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Board Meetings, Officers, and Committees

| by Shannon Williams

Last week I had the privilege to be a part of a discussion on Board meetings, officers, and committees with more than 50 nonprofit leaders through Mission Triangle. Here are some of the highlights that came up in each area. Board Meetings  As the name implies, they are Board meeting…

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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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Maximizing Your Development Committee

| by Mendi Nieters

Last Friday, when meeting with nine development directors in a monthly development networking call, I shared a list created by BoardSource that states 10 tasks every development committee should be doing. They include: Help develop policies for board and staff actions related to gift soli…

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Instantly Improve Your Outreach Through Empathy

| by Katie Test Davis

Our guest blogger, Katie Test Davis, is the Founder of Forthright Advising, a communications firm that works with organizations that love kids. I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately (sigh) so I’ve taken to doing a meditation before bed. Recently, one of the meditations had me…

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