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Resisting

| by Katie Weeks

I do not like writing. My story is “I am not good at writing. I am not clear enough. I have too much to say. I don’t have enough to say.” And so every time I need to write something more than an email I get anxious and then I put it off, which makes me more anxious, which …

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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. Timothy BrownDirector of Special GiftsMethodist Home for ChildrenTim Brown joins the Methodist Home for Children’s Advancement Team where he …

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A Tale of Two Events

| by Shannon Williams

Last week I had the privilege of attending two virtual events, on back-to-back nights, for organizations I care deeply about. Both organizations delivered goodies in advance of the event to make it feel special. That is where the similarities ended. Here is a side-by-side comparison: …

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Quantum Physics

| by Katie Weeks

As part of my Authentic Leadership coaching class through Raleigh Coaching Academy, I had the privilege of reading ten books to support the curriculum. Eight books into my reading I told my six-year-old son, Ian, that I had reading for school to do so I could only read him one book instead o…

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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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