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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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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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Summer of 2020

| by Shannon Williams

I suspect a lot will be different this summer. Even the weather in the Triangle this week has not been typical. When I entered the nonprofit sector in 1993, summer was considered a downtime—a slower pace. A time to come in a little later, leave a little earlier. Generally, get ahead. …

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A 12-Step Guide to Your Next Fundraising Call

| by Shannon Williams

Leading with transparency is my personal go-to. In our current environment, I believe transparency in fundraising is absolutely essential. When you are talking with your donors (and I absolutely think you should be) it is time to keep it simple and keep it real. Here are 12 steps to conside…

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#GivingTuesdayNow and COVID-19

| by Mendi Nieters

Giving Tuesday has announced May 5, 2020 to be #GivingTuesdayNow as an emergency response to COVID-19. It is designed to create a movement for unity and drive generosity for nonprofits. Many leaders, foundations, corporations, and online platforms have signed up showing their support for the…

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Without question it is a crazy week in the world. And while we do not yet know the full human or financial impact of this health pandemic, our gratitude goes out to all those who will step into the uncertainty of the weeks and months ahead to continue providing medical care, mental health se…

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