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Steve Spain

Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat For Humanity
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Steve Spain was born in Washington D.C., graduated from high school in Tallahassee, Florida, and attended college in Gainesville, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts. He has a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy  

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Dec 5, 2014

What’s In A Name?

Beneficiary … client … consumer … customer … guest … partner … participant … recipient. Those are just some of the names used to refer to the people wi ...

Other
Nov 1, 2014

Putting Hammers Where Their Hymns Are

On October 11, 2014 Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity held its annual “Interfaith Build Day” in honor of World Habitat Day. Each year, we invite volunteers from the wide variety of faith comm ...

Economic Development
Sep 1, 2014

Trading Places: The Benefits Of Job-Swapping

My first office job was at a family-owned publishing company in Boston. The owners believed that it was a good idea for everyone who worked there to appreciate one another’s contributions, so th ...

Economic Development
Jul 31, 2014

Home Ownership, Upward Mobility And The American Dream

For many decades following World War II, the conventional wisdom in the United States was that buying a home was almost always better than renting. It was a matter of simple math. If your mortgage, ta ...

Economic Development
Jul 15, 2014

Weekly Warriors

What are you doing next Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday? Those are the days that individual volunteers and groups work on Habitat for Humanity construction projects. Most of the Wednesday and Thurs ...

Economic Development
Jul 1, 2014

From Here To Eternity Or The Last Picture Show?

The battle rages on in Raleigh over film incentives. Think tanks and industry consultants hurl average- versus median-wage grenades at each other as they defend their grant-based or rebate-driven tren ...

Education
Jun 15, 2014

Finding The Value In Organizational Values

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Dr. Tom Barth, Professor of Public Administration at UNCW. He has been conducting research on values-based decision making in local governme ...

Economic Development
Jun 1, 2014

When Is A Bicycle Not A Bicycle?

When it turns into a driveway! That joke cracked me up when I was 7 years old and led to a lifetime of fascination for wordplay and puns. If you share an appreciation for that kind of humor (unlike ma ...

Financial
May 15, 2014

Measuring Success In A Nonprofit

A friend of mine who works in the corporate world once admitted to me that he envied my nonprofit position. “You’re free from the tyranny of the bottom line and only get judged by the stuf ...

Economic Development
May 1, 2014

You Get What You Pay For

In my youth, I helped publish a humor magazine. When our first issue came out, all the writers, editors and artists involved paced the streets of Boston, thrusting copies out toward uninterested commu ...

Business Growth
Apr 15, 2014

What To Expect When You're Expecting A Successful Special Event

Most everyone has been part of a fundraising event. Whether you purchased tickets at the “request” of your boss or an important client, were strong-armed into volunteering by your spouse o ...

Business Growth
Mar 18, 2014

Breakfast for Tiffanies: How One Thing Leads To Another

A foreclosed property on Tiffany Drive.  Breakfast at the Hilton. A first-time home buyer named “Tiffany.”  What could these disparate things possibly have in common? Thereby han ...

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