INSIDE AOC: The Adventures of a Nonprofit Marketing Firm

Jody Porowski of Avelist
05 Nov
Wondering How to Start a Company?

By Jody Porowski Wondering how to start a company? Just do it. My name is Jody Porowski. I’m 28 years old and I’m the founder & CEO of a company called Avelist. (Side note: Avelist is a website where people can find, share, and collect lists of useful information. Check...

Time Tracking
30 Oct
Time Tracking Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Life

By Daphne Thompson I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do at the end of a long day (or week if you’re Seth and procrastinate til the last possible moment) is try to remember how I spent my time. Let’s face it. Time...

the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the criminal
22 Oct
Social Media Marketing Inspired by the Breakfast Club

By Katie Brown If you’re a child of the 80s or an admirer of all things Brat Pack and 80s pop like myself, then you're probably intimately familiar with the five stereotypes presented in The Breakfast Club — a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. If you’re...

Working With Women
15 Oct
Working With Women

By Seth Crawford This post is about my experience as a bro in a woman's world. Before you label me as some ignorant misogynist, let's take a second to survey the lay of the land. I'm a total bro working with three women. Naturally, my intrinsic bro-ness is stifled on a...

08 Oct
The Pursuit of Passion

We've got a great guest post for you today. Caitlin Owens, a recent journalism graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, tells the story of passing on her dream job to chase her dreams. What? I'll let her explain. ***** One of the most useful writing tips I learned this summer was to start...

intentionality and integrated strategy
01 Oct
Intentional Strategy Vs. Nonprofit Status Quo

Today, we are lucky enough to feature Shannon Williams on Inside AOC! Shannon's a senior advisor with Armstrong McGuire & Associates, a Raleigh based firm that helps non-profit organizations do great things through planning, leadership development and fundraising strategies. By Shannon Williams We are in the self-proclaimed information age. At almost...

17 Sep
Where Dreams Go To Die

By Caitlin Clinard Nothing fires me up like a dream killer. Let me explain. A dream killer is someone who lacks even the tiniest ounce of creativity and spontaneity to allow anything outside of their limited, close-minded comfort zone. Most times, dream killers are too oblivious...

10 Sep
Networking: Does It Make You Sweat?

Today's guest post comes to us from David Forrest, Vice President of Business Development for Fidelity Bank on Oberlin Road. ***** Networking. To some, that conjures up images of pushy people throwing out cards like Rambo shot bullets.  Before you recoil at the thought of networking, I challenge...

03 Sep
Working From Home is Overrated

By Daphne Thompson Oh how times have changed…especially in the work force. As a society, we’ve gone from staying put in the same job for thirty-five years straight and going to the office in a suit and tie to changing professions every few years and casually calling...

Triangle Volleyball Club in Costa Rica
27 Aug
Making Time for Service in Business

By Katie Brown I’ve always been a person with a mixed bag of interests. There’s not much natural overlap, but I’m constantly chasing ways to bring them all together. Volleyball has been one of my great passions since the beginning of high school. After college, I unexpectedly...