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Do Not Lose Sight of What Matters Most

| by Bert Armstrong

I recently reconnected with a very close childhood friend for a long overdue catch-up conversation. Things started out with the standard check-ins about kids, jobs, and who else in our friend group we had seen lately. But as the conversation went on, we moved into deeper, more important stor…

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At Our Best

| by Katie Weeks

At our best. It’s the basis of many of my favorite questions: Who are you at your best? What is this program at its best? How does our team engage at our best? What does our organization look like at our best?  If you have ever been in a staff or board retreat that I have…

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The Six Thinking Hats

| by Katie Weeks

Have you ever known that something is important, and you know you need to process it, and you just aren’t sure how? That is how I feel about this last year. So much has happened in the last year to change who we are, the organizations we are part of, and the world we live in. Have …

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Fundraising: The Good, The Bad, and The Future

| by Jeff Hensley

Last week the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP), a partnership of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, #Giving Tuesday, and some donor software companies, released its Q4 2020 and full-year 2020 fundraising report. Since 2005, FEP has analyzed over 176 million donation transa…

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Jeff Hensley Joins the Armstrong McGuire Team

| by Bert Armstrong

With the continued strategic expansion of our portfolio of services to serve North Carolina’s and the region’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Armstrong McGuire & Associates is excited to welcome veteran nonprofit professional Jeff Hensley to our team.  …

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Can I Hug You?

| by Mendi Nieters

It was a good night! Friends we have not seen in over 18 months called and asked us over for dinner. We have been holding out, but now that all of us had our COVID-19 vaccines it was GO time! The food was fantastic, but the company and conversation were spectacular. That moment getting out …

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Re-entry: Like Going Back to Middle School

| by Shannon Williams

After 13 months of mostly working from home, shopping online, and infrequent in-person social interactions, stepping back into the world feels a little bit like going back to middle school. It is awkward and kind of uncomfortable. I was in a socially-distanced meeting last week. Some in the…

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Join Us In Welcoming These 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. Jeannine BrownDirector of Alumnae EngagementSaint Mary’s SchoolJeannine returns to her high school and college alma mater, Saint Mary’s…

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