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McKinley Carter Sponsors Nonprofit Book Launch Event

Wheeling, WV – Wealth management firm McKinley Carter Wealth Services sponsored a book launch event celebrating Dr. Frederick A. Lambert’s recently published work “Being the Best: The Nonprofit Organization’s Guide to Total Quality” on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Wheeling Country Club from 8am-9am.

The breakfast event included a brief summary of the book, followed by a Q&A session as well as a complimentary signed copy of “Being the Best”.

“Designed as a practical guide for board members, chief executive and operating officers and program directors, “Being the Best” focuses on creating an organizational culture that excels rather than one that simply survives,” Lambert stated.

This event was the first for local nonprofit executives following the July 2013 re-launch of McKinley Carter’s Nonprofit Advisory Services division.

“Not only has Fred assisted McKinley Carter in some of its project work for nonprofits, he is also a great friend and mentor” Kathleen McDermott, Director of Nonprofit Advisory Services stated. “I have worked in the nonprofit sector and served on numerous nonprofit boards for over 20 years. Much of my success is attributed to the guidance and mentorship Fred provided to me.”

In her role, McDermott assists organizations in determining their most pressing needs and in partnership with staff and leadership, helps develop implementation strategies to help organizations build on their strengths and reach their financial goals.

“Fred’s book is a great guide for organizations wanting to succeed. He provides practical advice and strategies that are easily implemented. His book supports the services McKinley Carter believes are necessary for sustainability, such as governance, planning, leadership development as well as fundraising, finance and investments.”

Lambert is a nonprofit executive who has served more than 45 years in managerial and executive positions. He has also taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than 40 years.

He currently is the President/Owner of a management consulting firm specializing in organizational development, strategic planning, and staff/board professional development. The firm has provided consulting services to more than 25 regional profit and nonprofit organizations since its inception in 2005.

Previously, he served as the President/CEO of Oglebay Institute for 15 years. Prior to that he served as Executive Dean at Wheeling Jesuit University and was the founding Dean of the University’s Center for Professional & Graduate Studies. He developed both the undergraduate and graduate organizational leadership degree programs and currently teaches in both the MBA and MSOL programs.

About Being the Best

Written by local nonprofit management executive, Frederick A. Lambert, “Being the Best – The Nonprofit Organization’s Guide to Total Quality” is written in an attempt to address the very real challenges facing 501©(3) nonprofit organizations. The book addresses ways to build a foundation that promotes success; craft and pursue a strategic plan; create and sustain a culture of quality; put the customer first no matter what; develop leaders who will create and sustain organizational growth and success.

About McKinley Carter Wealth Services

McKinley Carter Wealth Services, Inc. (“McKinley Carter”) is an SEC registered investment adviser that provides Nonprofit Advisory Services for organizations; Wealth Management and Trust Services for individuals and families; and Retirement Plan Services for businesses.

McKinley Carter’s Nonprofit Advisory Services unit works with nonprofit organizations by taking a strategic approach to endowment development. We assess how institutional considerations such as investments, finance, fundraising, strategic planning, governance and leadership development evolve over time and how these factors should be integrated into the total financial picture of an organization to accomplish mission, achieve results and ultimately develop and sustain endowment funds.

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