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Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Matters

By John-Anthony Meza, Senior Director Human Resources & Office Employees who come from a wide variety of backgrounds help us serve our clients better.

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US Stocks, Worker Productivity, US Inflation, and Worldpay

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through August 12th US stocks posted their worst week since May on weak earnings from retailers and North Korea tensions. The S&P 500 fell 1.4% and the Dow dropped 1.1% for the week. Abroad, … Continue reading

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US stocks, Fed’s bond holdings, Jimmy Choo, and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 29th US stocks edged down over the week on weakness from tech companies. The S&P 500 ticked down 0.1%, while the Dow, driven by a few firms reporting earnings, gained 1.2% for … Continue reading

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Stocks Break Records, Firms Post Strong Earnings, and Financial News

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 22nd US stocks reached new record highs during the week on strong corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 0.5%, but the Dow eased 0.3% for the week. Internationally, Europe sank 1.7% and … Continue reading

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Ep 17. – Leader Development and Succession Planning: Building to Last

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Tom Adams discusses how leader development and succession planning go together. With Julie Meyer, the Executive Director of the Next Step Public Charter School in Washington DC and Rachael Gibson, a senior consultant with Raffa, you … Continue reading

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Ep. 11 – Connecting Accounting, Financial Management and Mission Results – Where to Start in Considering an Accounting Review

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Raffa’s Tom Adams spoke with Julie Jones, Partner and Jean Gilbert, Director in Raffa’s Managed Accounting Services Practice as they offer listeners a framework for considering how accounting and financial systems are supporting mission results and … Continue reading

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Ep. 6 – How the YWCA National Capital Area Developed and Used Succession Essentials

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Raffa’s Tom Adams talks with leaders from the YWCA National Capital Area (YWCA NCA): Tamara Smith, CEO; Artencia Hawkins-Bell, Board President; and Shana Heilbron, Chief Development Officer along with Melody Thomas, senior consultant at Raffa. … Continue reading

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