Blog
Organizational Development

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste

| by Bert Armstrong

One of my favorite movies is Forrest Gump, and one of my favorite parts of the movie is when Forrest returns from the war in Vietnam and buys a shrimp boat business, naming it Bubba Gump Shrimp. With no shrimping experience and an over-abundance of competition, Forrest has limited success. T…

Read More

Focus on Family Time

| by Charrise Hart

Our guest blogger, Charrise Hart, is the Chief Executive Officer of Ready for School, Ready for Life. With the holidays upon us, I’ve been reflecting on giving and receiving gifts. Due to the pandemic, there are barriers to the traditional hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Whil…

Read More

Arts Organizations: Help Us Heal

| by Katie Weeks

My sister asked me recently, “What do arts leaders need to hear from you in this moment?” And my answer came easily: “We need these organizations to help the community heal. Please, arts leaders, find a way to use your gift and help us each heal.” We have all experi…

Read More

Agape Love

| by Shannon Williams

Greek has many different words for love. In my professional life, I am blessed to see beautiful examples of phila (brotherly love) every day through our nonprofit partners. But today, I want to talk about agape—unconditional love. This month my parents celebrate 50 years of marriage…

Read More

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 …

Read More