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He’s Making a List, Checking It Twice

| by Nevin Daryani

There are a lot of debates about when it is acceptable to begin playing Christmas songs. Am I right? I have certainly been around some heated conversations about this subject. After discussing this topic with my household, we have a family agreement that there will be no Christmas music unti…

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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. Tyra ClymerDirector of Spiritual Care and ConnectionGreensboro Urban MinistryTyra has been a faithful leader at Greensboro Urban Ministry for 26 ye…

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Batter Up!

| by Bert Armstrong

In a recent article at GivingUSA.org entitled Take Me Out to the Ballgame!: a Comparison Between Fundraising and Baseball, the authors examine how baseball and fundraising rely on similar tools of the trade to be successful: good data, teamwork, strategy, practice, investments made in player…

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Vegas, Inclusive Culture, and Ericka James

| by Shannon Williams

Recently my husband attended a business conference in Las Vegas, and he invited me to come along. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I had time or was all that interested in Sin City, but a friend encouraged me to go just to be with Jeff. She was right. I was reminded that investing time with you…

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More Than a Bonfire and S’mores

| by April Anthony

This past weekend we gathered our neighbors and roasted s’mores over a bonfire. We met some new neighbors and got to know old neighbors better. Conversations arose naturally about ideas for neighborhood improvements, safety, and future gatherings. New neighbors were asked for their tho…

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Not That Special

| by Mendi Nieters

I think I might have stepped out of line a bit lately. In our role as strategic advisors with Armstrong McGuire, we get the honor of partnering with a variety of nonprofits, staff, board members, and volunteers as they navigate change, set vision, or strive to build capacity. Sometimes they…

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The Courage Zone

| by Margaret Brunson

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Roy T. Bennett  Over the past 18 months, we’ve all been shoved out of our comfort zones by rapid change.  We’re living and working through some of the most difficult times of our lives. Not only are…

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A Snapshot in Time

| by Beth Briggs

I love hiking in Umstead State Park early in the morning. Trees shade the path, and the recent rains turn the leaves and undergrowth a deep green. Woodpeckers drum in the distance, birds sing, and squirrels scurry among the branches. The trail I follow winds along a gurgling creek and a slig…

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