Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

The Future of Philanthropy

How is the current environment changing corporate giving, and what can companies be doing to best engage with nonprofits right now? In Eckel & Vaughan’s first edition of ‘What Matters in Ten,” Harris Vaughan sits down (virtually) with Clare Jordan of CapDev to cover essential advice for those managing or partnering with nonprofits. Watch now to learn more about what the coming […]

Pres Davenport

Partner / Business Development Director

Ready or not…

After months of quarantine, some restrictions are finally being lifted. Yet the path forward remains frustratingly opaque. One thing is certain, however – we all need a plan to thrive in such a fluid environment. This is especially true for nonprofits, who now more than ever, need to act with intention. We start this week […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Time for a turn.

We’ve enjoyed sharing our curated content of wit, wisdom and inspiration that has helped us—and hopefully you, too—cope over the past few weeks. But it’s time to look ahead. And as our country begins going back to work, it’s time to start focusing on planning for the change that’s ahead of us and the organizations […]

Matt Ferraguto

Client Services Director

Resilience.

“Trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character and character produces hope.” -Romans 5:3-4 April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in my role on SAFEchild’s Board of Directors, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about resilience—the struggle to persevere after adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). While little can compare to the horror of abuse and neglect, the […]

Albert Eckel

Founder / Partner

Shaping our futures.

Congratulations. You’ve survived your first month in quarantine. The uniqueness of this situation is still not lost on me. I continue to be struck by how people, families and industries are adapting to this new normal. When this virus has passed us by, what will we remember? What will we learn? I’ll remember spending my […]

McGavock Edwards, APR

Director of Strategic Communications

Choose Joy.

I’ve always been a glass half full person. But, these days it’s easy to depart from positivity—to get stuck in the numbers rising, the days passing, and the opportunities missed. I long to watch my high school athlete defend Enloe’s goal. I miss working shoulder to shoulder with my colleagues and clients. I crave an […]

Pres Davenport

Partner / Business Development Director

Bright and Energetic.

As many of us wrap up week two of life under quarantine, I suspect that the novelty of navigating work from home policies, creating virtual Zoom backgrounds and finding the grocery store that does in fact have toilet paper, is starting to wear off. The challenge now is to make the most of our new […]

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Tori Ludwig

Account Supervisor

A week to change the world

Last week changed our country. We’ve often talked about how technology has changed the way we do business, but it’s never been more evident than during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve all been forced to figure out ways to connect virtually and work together to find ways to keep our economy and our communities afloat. These […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

A letter to you.

Good news: This is not a statement from us on COVID-19. There’s plenty of that to go around. And importantly so. Rather, this is a letter from us to you. A compilation of content curated by our team that in a time like this is simply worth sharing. It’s meant to be reflective, inspiring, helpful […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Tending to the “Important” While Dealing with the “Urgent”

About 20 years ago, I was introduced to Stephen Covey’s four quadrant planning technique. As someone whose attention span can be challenged, it helped me focus and prioritize my workload. I use it during times like these. His principle was simple. Don’t let the unimportant, non-urgent needs distract us from spending time planning for and […]