INSIDE AOC: The Adventures of a Nonprofit Marketing Firm

06 Jun
Remembering D-Day

A belief of one of our clients, Founder of Reflective Leadership Solutions, Scot Spooner, rings in my head this morning as we remember the anniversary of the D-Day invasion — Leadership is one of the scarcest commodities on earth. After serving 17 years in the U.S. Army,...

28 May
Ileana's Smile and Crowdfunding Lessons

By Seth Crawford It's not every day you get the opportunity to support a great cause AND learn a few tips related to your profession. But that's exactly what the Angel Oak team experienced last week. We heard about a Kickstarter campaign launched by Brad Corrigan, founder of Love,...

21 May
The Importance of Asking

By Seth Crawford So this post goes out to all you young professionals and recent grads trying to advance your careers. You've heard the saying before. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Yeah, it's corny. And yeah, it's overused. But it's so true. Now,...

16 May
What do CNN Money, Gallup and Forbes all have in common?

By Caitlin Clinard THEY LOVE RALEIGH! Last week, I found myself at a Raleigh Chamber breakfast thinking I would walk away with enough information to make a decision on membership. But I walked away with so much more! Of course there was plenty of talk about how...

30 Apr
Values vs the bottom line

I believe in doing the right thing before anything else, but, where do you draw the line when trying to run a small business? Something we struggle with at Angel Oak is balancing our values with increasing the bottom line. For example, one of our values...

Why your short term mission trip doesn't matter
23 Apr
Why your short-term mission trip doesn’t matter

By Seth Crawford “What should I get?” I looked through the glass at mounds of food I couldn’t identify. “I’m getting this,” Rydder said, pointing to a tub of some sort of meat and glancing around at the rest of our group with a giddy grin like...

10 Apr
What's Your Circle of Influence?

By Caitlin Clinard Have you ever considered your circle of influence? How many people you touch in a year? In a lifetime? And what impact you’re leaving on their lives? I’ve probably thought about it a few times but not purposefully. Until this week. I had...

03 Apr
Visionary Leadership and the Three Most Important Questions

Today's post comes from ….Kathy Sturgis, Ph.D.….a friend of our firm who is dedicated to maximizing individual and organizational potential. Kathy’s web-site, Refreshment Zone, is a bountiful resource that supports success in all areas of our lives – from life balance to leadership, to communication and to...

26 Mar
Take Control of Your Career

By: Lauren Dickens I’m a 24-year-old young professional. Each day goes by so quickly that I hardly have time to reflect on where I’m at in my career, what I’ve learned and where I want to go. Quite honestly, I feel lost sometimes. I’ve been so...

12 Mar
Networking: How to Crash and Burn

By Seth Crawford I've been reading a lot of "how to" blogs recently. How to maximize Twitter, how to market your small business, how to tell if he's cheating on you (I was bored waiting in line at the grocery store). But anyway, here's the thing...