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Is Philanthropy More Than Money?

| by Bert Armstrong

Tuesday, March 30th was National Doctor’s Day. So, a special shout out to all the docs out there for what you are doing, especially those physicians and other health care workers risking their own health and sacrificing time with their families to treat COVID-19 patients over the past …

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Springing Forward

| by Staci Barfield

I love spring in North Carolina. The cold of winter has (for the most part) receded, making way for longer days, fresh tree growth, and a dazzling display of spring flowers. The season brings a special energy and sense of renewal. Leo Tolstoy, the author of War and Peace, said, “Spring…

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My Weekend in the Mountains

| by Katie Weeks

Just over a year ago, on Armstrong McGuire’s first convening call with executive directors, Garry Crites, who is the Executive Director of NAMI North Carolina (National Alliance on Mental Illness), asked a very important question to the other leaders on the call: “What are you do…

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Board Meetings, Officers, and Committees

| by Shannon Williams

Last week I had the privilege to be a part of a discussion on Board meetings, officers, and committees with more than 50 nonprofit leaders through Mission Triangle. Here are some of the highlights that came up in each area. Board Meetings  As the name implies, they are Board meeting…

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Instantly Improve Your Outreach Through Empathy

| by Katie Test Davis

Our guest blogger, Katie Test Davis, is the Founder of Forthright Advising, a communications firm that works with organizations that love kids. I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately (sigh) so I’ve taken to doing a meditation before bed. Recently, one of the meditations had me…

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Hope

| by Shannon Williams

Our team had a chance to talk with nonprofit executive, development, and marketing leaders last week. We discussed lessons learned in 2020—especially thinking about what seemingly temporary changes might in fact become permanent such as remote working and virtual meetings. Many execut…

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Lessons from a Strange Year

| by Staci Barfield

Well, this year has definitely started with a bang! Prior to the events of last week, 2021 was our promise of a respite from the calamity of 2020. During the last weeks of the year, I tried to take advantage of the holiday downtime to wrap up some projects – both personal and professi…

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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. Kelly CalabriaPresident and CEOFoundation for Health Leadership & InnovationPlease join FHLI as they welcome Kelly Calabria to their team. Kell…

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What A Year This Has Been!

| by Bert Armstrong

It is impossible to adequately summarize 2020. As this unusual year wraps up, we're reflecting on our learnings and thoughts through this recap of Armstrong McGuire blog posts over the last twelve months. Sending warm wishes for a wonderful 2021! Looking for…

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