INSIDE AOC: The Adventures of a Nonprofit Marketing Firm

22 Apr
A Difficult Yet Necessary Skill

How many times have you asked a question and failed to listen to the answer? If you’re anything like me, I find that within seconds of asking someone his or her name, for whatever reason, I zone out completely and have no idea with whom...

15 Apr
Let's Get Engaged!

Guest Blog By: David Chatham I asked my wife to marry me on Christmas Day in 2004. When I got down on my knee and presented the ring to her, I was making a commitment to be there for her through the good times and bad,...

08 Apr
Four Reasons You Need a Nonprofit in Your Life

By: Katie Brown First of all, a round of applause to you for reading this blog. You’re busy, and trust us: we get it. And just like exercising actually gives you more energy - something that seems like it might not make sense but is quite true -...

CJ Scarlet - founder of 10 for Humanity
02 Apr
CJ Scarlet and 10 for Humanity – Entrepreneur Spotlight

The Background CJ Scarlet's life can pretty accurately be described as a mix between a Mark Twain novel and the old Greek tales of the warrior Goddess Atalanta. Scarlet spent her most formative years as a competitive, outgoing girl in a rigid Arkansas town. She loved being outdoors and playing sports, but her schools didn't...

25 Mar
Encouragement Matters. Period.

  By: Daphne Thompson “No matter what, I've got your back because we’re a team and we stick together. You’re doing a great job, and I believe in you!” If these words don’t give you the warm fuzzies, I don’t know what will. Pretty sure you’d be lying to yourself if...

18 Mar
Don't Thank Them for Their Service?

Freedom is not free. When it comes to the military and our soldiers, I’m inexpressibly grateful for the freedom they provide. After all, in the words of Colonel Jessup from the movie A Few Good Men, I “rise and sleep under the blanket of the very...

12 Mar
Integrating Promotional Events into your Marketing Strategy

Guest Blog by Audra Hildebrand, owner of The Hype Events LLC So many marketing books and blogs out there today are stressing the importance of social media, content media, digital marketing, etc.  While all of these marketing tactics are very important, sometimes people forget about the value...

04 Mar
The Sheer Genius of the RDU Baton

By: Katie Brown For the last four or five months, I’ve been counting down to this day. I knew that Wednesday, March 4, 2015 was going to be special. I’ve constantly been refreshing my email, talking to friends and family about this day and wracking my brain for...

27 Feb
Soccerpreneur

By: Wells Thompson As a professional athlete, I’ve always been aware of two things. First, I’ve always known my playing career would be short in comparison to my life. Second, I’ve always known I’ll need to find something else to do when my playing time is...

Why do you do what you do?
18 Feb
Why do you do what you do?

By Seth Crawford Why do you do what you do? Do you do it because it pays well? Do you do it because you don't think you could do anything else?  Do you do it because it makes a difference in your community? Do you do it because you...