INSIDE AOC: The Adventures of a Nonprofit Marketing Firm

09 Oct
The Power of Presence

By Caitlin Clinard Dedicated to my family and closest friends I did it. Finally. After 17 months, 27 days and three hours since opening Angel Oak Creative’s doors, I took my first vacation to visit my twin and her husband in Chicago. We celebrated the joyful news...

07 Oct
Uplift Mondays: Stand for Something

Last week we met with our newest client, Su Nica, to discuss its marketing strategy for the rest of the year and learn more about how it wanted to portray itself. Su Nica's mission is Nicaragua. The nonprofit facilitates a sponsorship program that affords children...

04 Oct
Fun Fridays: Fun!

For all of you dropping by looking forward to reading about how I embarrassed myself this week, you will be disappointed. Ha! I survived the week. No wrecks, no typos and no feet in my mouth! For everyone else, join me in celebrating the end to...

02 Oct
Charity Challenge

By Caitlin Clinard Our generation doesn’t want our epitaph to read: we kept charity overhead low. We want it to read: we changed the world by changing the way we think about nonprofits. Ever since getting involved in the nonprofit world five years ago, I’ve been struggling to...

30 Sep
Uplift Mondays: Forrest Gump

We stumbled across a list of Forrest Gump quotes last week and were struck with how profound and inspirational it was. For a complete list, check out shortlist.com's 25 Pieces of Forrest Gump Wisdom. Here were a few of our favorites (with commentary):  I don’t know if...

27 Sep
Fun Fridays: Going Backwards

I don't know how I end up here every Friday. I go to bed on Sunday night thinking, this'll be the week I get to write a Fun Friday post about someone other than myself. Maybe Caitlin will break a heel speed walking across the office...

25 Sep
Get rid of your core values!

On the last Wednesday of every month, Inside AOC will feature a guest blogger, someone who has an expertise and skill set vital to success in businesses. This week we are giving the floor to Brent Sprinkle, owner of True North Business Navigation. As a...

23 Sep
Uplift Mondays: Three Simple Words

Sometimes all it takes is three words. Amid a busy work week, it's easy to lose perspective. With deadlines, difficult personalities and unforeseeable hitches along the way, it's natural to want to throw a pity party and wonder how you're going to make it through the...

19 Sep
Fun Fridays: Sir, this is an Office

By Seth Crawford It's all fun and games until you confuse a businesswoman for a barista. In my fairly brief time with Angel Oak Creative, I, Seth Crawford, have embodied all the traits of the "new guy." If you read our Fun Fridays post from two...

18 Sep
Focus: The Secret to Being Great Instead of Good

By Caitlin Clinard Since I’m gonna be real with you guys in these posts… expect to see lots of references to the Lord and His word. He’s my rock, my go-to in times of need, and He’s never let me down (I’d recommend asking him for...