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What is YOUR Big Hairy Audacious Goal?

A Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) is a strategic business statement similar to a vision statement which is created to focus an organization on a single medium-long term organization-wide goal which is audacious, likely to be externally questionable, but not internally regarded as impossible. – Wikipedia Though it is traditionally a business concept, I have always loved the notion of a

Grants, grants, grants…..

If you were with us at our Florida Roadshow, you were treated to a great session by Dr. Michael Lucchesi, the Director of Grant Development for Northwest Florida State College. Dr. Lucchesi was gracious enough to share some grant information as well as resources with us that we have shared below. Please let us know

Roadshow Round Up

Last month NMSN went on the road to bring our milspouse career and entrepreneurship program to people in San Antonio, Texas and Tacoma, Washington.  It was great to meet some of our members and followers in person, see some old friends and make some new friends. Anyone who’s been to an NMSN event knows that

Way to go, Starbucks!

Congratulations to Starbucks for reaching their goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and milspouses 2 years ahead of schedule! Their new goal is to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2025. In addition to their direct hires, they go around the country talking to other companies about the value of hiring veterans and military spouses

Not Just Another Milspouse Conference

Thank you to NMSN member, MJ Boice for sharing her biggest takeaways from the 2016 Military Spouse Career Summit…. When career professionals attend a professional development conference of any sort, we typically expect to see the usual suspects and activities. Networking events, resume workshops and key note speakers are the staples that we all come

Resources for Nonprofits

Those of you who attended our summit will remember the two fantastic presentations by Renette. In addition to providing the slides, she was gracious enough to compile this fantastic list of resources for you: RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS Fundraising Foundationcenter.org The Foundation Center is the best resource for almost anything related to funding by foundations. The

Want a Lyft?

There are so many people flying in from out of town for the summit that we are so excited to announce that Lyft has signed on as our official rideshare partner for #NMSNsummit16! Not having to worry about where you’re going to park is going to make those rides around town so much easier. New riders

2016 Summit Agenda

We say the same thing every year and every year it’s true – this is shaping up to be the best summit yet. Friday Business Bootcamp Continental Breakfast (Provided) Validating Your Ideas/Business with Lean Canvas exercise Key Characteristics of Successful, Sustainable and Impactful Nonprofits Lunch (Provided) Strategies for Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships Using Your B.R.A.I.N.

Enter to Win!

We’re so excited about this giveaway courtesy of our friends over at the Hilton in Springfield! If you’re joining us for the summit this October or just looking forward to a vacay in the DC area, make sure you enter. 10 different ways to enter and no purchase required. ENTER HERE.