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The Importance of Self-Care and Wellness

By: Bridget Pooley, Mission Partners COO + May Robinson, Mission Partners Director of Community Engagement “When we don’t take care of ourselves, we pay a price — especially during this crisis: innovation, creativity, resilience, empathy,…
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How to Evolve Business and Development Strategies Through COVID-19

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO + Jessica Hassanzadeh, Mission Partners Managing Director In a COVID-19 world, our opportunities to connect with others outside of our current teams and family members are limited. People are seeking new…
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Charting A Path Forward During Uncertain Times

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO This message was sent to our community in April 2020, during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and following three weeks of strict stay-at-home orders in Maryland and many other U.S.…
C.Marie Taylor with Montgomery County first responders during the April 2020 Leadership Montgomery Core Class Session
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On Race, Business, and COVID-19: Eight Questions for C. Marie Taylor

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO + Jessica Hassanzadeh, Mission Partners Managing Director Like many in our community and around the world, Mission Partners and Leadership Montgomery made the decision to postpone our annual Spring Convening,…
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Sticking Together, While Staying Apart

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO Is it just me or is 2020 turning out to be much more complicated than any one of us could have imagined? It’s Tuesday, March 17. Our kids should be in school. Our employees should be in the conference…
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Just Business

By: Arron Neal, Mission Partners CSO + Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO When we’re asked what it means to be a Certified B Corporation®, we often tell people that our business model sits between that of a traditional for-profit business…
CEO of Mission Partners, Carrie Fox signing the WeTheChange declaration
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Living Our Core Values

By: Carrie Fox, Mission Partners CEO As a purpose-driven B CorporationTM, our values are the heart and soul of our company. They drive our growth and inform our hiring processes.  But it’s easy for those words to become empty promises…
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12 Ways to Effectively Engage an Advisory Board

By Susanne Pirone Time. Talent. Treasure. If you lead or manage a nonprofit board of advisors, you’re likely very used to those three words. At the broadest level, these words set shared expectations for what board members are expected…
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Getting More out of Giving Tuesday

By Bayonia Marshall and Amira Barre It’s mid-November and we can tell by our incoming emails that a big day (some would say the biggest day) in philanthropy is near.  With subject lines like “Save The Date for #GivingTuesday” and…
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The Words Matter

By Elena Hilton One of my favorite movies of the past few years is Arrival, which stars Amy Adams as a linguistics professor who’s recruited to figure out how to communicate with aliens that have landed on Earth. I’m not one for sci-fi…