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Fundraising: The Good, The Bad, and The Future

| by Jeff Hensley

Last week the Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP), a partnership of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, #Giving Tuesday, and some donor software companies, released its Q4 2020 and full-year 2020 fundraising report. Since 2005, FEP has analyzed over 176 million donation transa…

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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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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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Maximizing Your Development Committee

| by Mendi Nieters

Last Friday, when meeting with nine development directors in a monthly development networking call, I shared a list created by BoardSource that states 10 tasks every development committee should be doing. They include: Help develop policies for board and staff actions related to gift soli…

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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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Welcome

| by Mendi Nieters

It is a personal goal of mine that people feel comfortable and welcomed in my home. Don’t be surprised, if you drop by, that you are offered a snack, something to drink, or fresh eggs to carry home. Some of the best compliments I have received are “it always smells like you pulle…

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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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