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Jeff Hensley Joins the Armstrong McGuire Team

| by Bert Armstrong

With the continued strategic expansion of our portfolio of services to serve North Carolina’s and the region’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Armstrong McGuire & Associates is excited to welcome veteran nonprofit professional Jeff Hensley to our team.  …

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Can I Hug You?

| by Mendi Nieters

It was a good night! Friends we have not seen in over 18 months called and asked us over for dinner. We have been holding out, but now that all of us had our COVID-19 vaccines it was GO time! The food was fantastic, but the company and conversation were spectacular. That moment getting out …

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Re-entry: Like Going Back to Middle School

| by Shannon Williams

After 13 months of mostly working from home, shopping online, and infrequent in-person social interactions, stepping back into the world feels a little bit like going back to middle school. It is awkward and kind of uncomfortable. I was in a socially-distanced meeting last week. Some in the…

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Join Us In Welcoming These 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. Jeannine BrownDirector of Alumnae EngagementSaint Mary’s SchoolJeannine returns to her high school and college alma mater, Saint Mary’s…

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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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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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