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Donor Retention and Communications

| by Shannon Williams

Donor retention is critical. You know it. You have heard the Armstrong McGuire team talk about it for years. Unfortunately, donor retention rates are trending in the wrong direction according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Fourth Quarter Report. The report states, “The…

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Preparedness

| by Shannon Williams

Being prepared crosses all parts of life in small “Do I have my mask?” “Am I off mute?” ways and in big “Do I have the necessary supplies for the approaching hurricane?” ways. Last weekend our oldest son moved into his first adult apartment. This was a pr…

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Cause for Celebration

| by Staci Barfield

Yesterday was my dear friend Amy’s birthday. Since her special day is on the first, she has appropriated all of September as her birthday month, celebrating accordingly. Personally, I’ve never been a big birthday person, and acknowledging my own has become less and less important…

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Fear Will Not Win

| by Bert Armstrong

Recently I wrote a blog story reflecting on a hilariously terrifying encounter with a self-diagnosed medical condition of mine – ophidiophobia. For what I am sure was a very small handful of readers who missed this article due to vacations – or for the medically uninformed &…

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Rejection or a Course Correction?

| by Beth Briggs

“Thank you so much for your application for (YOUR DREAM JOB!!). You have tremendous skills and expertise. However, I am sorry but we have selected another candidate.” Unfortunately, most of us have heard that phrase some time in our career. Telling qualified applicants they …

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Gone Fishing

| by Shannon Williams

Our family recently returned from our annual escape to Lake Gaston. Waterskiing, wake surfing, paddle boarding, swimming, diving, and just plain floating are the primary activities of choice for our crew most days. An obligatory fishing line is generally cast a time or two most years, but t…

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Join Us In Welcoming These New Nonprofit Leaders

Armstrong McGuire is proud to work with our clients to hire these exceptional individuals. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles. Dr. Nora CarrAssistant DirectorZ. Smith Reynolds FoundationDr. Carr, noted for her experience in communication, strategic planning, change ma…

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Take the Headphones Off and Pay Attention

| by Bert Armstrong

Let me be clear. Snakes are #1, #4, and #7 on my top 10 list of things I fear on this earth. I get the heebie-jeebies at any mention of snake sightings, keep my head on a swivel when the neighbor mentions they found one in their backyard, and usually turn away from snake scenes in movies and…

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Leadership Lessons from a First-Grader

| by Katie Weeks

Our son, Ian, finished first grade at a new school in May. One part of his curriculum was Leader in Me based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Leader in Me is based on a theory of change known as the See-Do-Get Cycle. When you change the way you See …

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