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People Are The Hardest Part Right Now

| by Shannon Williams

Hard. Difficult. Challenging. Exhausting. Overwhelming. Nope. I am not talking about the pandemic. These are the adjectives I am hearing over and over from nonprofit leaders describing what it is like to manage their teams right now. Managing people through the pandemic, the call for an e…

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It’s a Lot

| by Katie Weeks

Okay…so the last few months have been completely crazy for everyone. Schedules have been thrown out, kids are home, activities are limited, and the list goes on and on. In addition to all the things going on in the world and the community, I engaged in an intensive coaching curriculu…

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Let the Vision Pull You

| by Bert Armstrong

I read an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy this week written by Joan Garry, a consultant, author, and speaker who has been called the “Dear Abby of Nonprofit Leaders” for her advice. The article, "How to Ask for Money During a Crisis," offers sage advi…

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A Village of One

| by Paul Starsoneck

Remember the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child”? Its origins are traced back to African cultures and possibly even the Bible according to some researchers. My interpretation is that we all have an impact on the children we come in contact with, in our communities, …

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The Case for Taking a Break

| by Staci Barfield

Recently I’ve had multiple conversations (some that included tears) with people who are feeling burnt-out, exhausted, and pulled in lots of different directions. This has long been the case with nonprofit employees, who are generally expected to do more with less – less staff, le…

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Runners Run…Even in a Pandemic

| by Shannon Williams

If you know that our younger son is a collegiate runner, then you probably have heard me say. “Runners run.” Runners run when it is hot, cold, raining, tropical storming, sleeting, or snowing. They run when you are on vacation, Thanksgiving Day, their birthdays. They run. Carso…

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North Carolina Has a Long Way to Go to Tackle Wage Equity

| by Beth Briggs

2020 kicked us in the knees, leaving us a little shaky and rather vulnerable. Everything has changed. Uncommon times call for conscientious examination of who we are and our personal and professional core values. At Armstrong McGuire we have been intentional in discussions about how we demo…

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