Entries by Josh Jacobson

Introducing Next Stage’s Summer Intern: Savannah Dukes

by Savannah Dukes Hello, readers! My name is Savannah, and this summer, I have the opportunity to intern with Next Stage through the Davidson Nonprofit Leadership Fellows Program. I know, you might be asking the question: “Why is a Nonprofit Leadership Fellow interning with a social entrepreneurship company?” I have had the opportunity to work […]

CULTIVATE: Building a Pipeline of Individual Donors (Module #6)

For most emerging organizations, the dividing line between just making ends meet and true sustainability lies in developing a solid base of private funding from individuals.  When leaders in philanthropy talk about diversifying revenue, they are usually talking about increasing the base of individual giving. Emerging organizations are too often focused on institutional giving in […]

Our Firm’s Next Stage

by Josh Jacobson We are proud to announce that our firm is rebranding… err, sort of… Going forward, we will be known simply as Next Stage, dropping the word Consulting. Our new(ish) logo is above. In truth, I never thought I would become a consultant. When I moved to Charlotte from New York City a […]

CULTIVATE: Seeking Partnerships That Make Sense (Module #5)

Since all nonprofit organizations are public institutions, they function as a web of social good services serving the best interests of those who empower them – the people of any municipality. In this way, they can be compared to departments of government with each serving a specific need that collaboratively make up a system of […]

CULTIVATE: Strengthening the Board of Directors (Module #3)

by Josh Jacobson Throughout 2018, Next Stage will share the progress of organizations participating in the inaugural year of CULTIVATE, the firm’s incubator for emerging nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte area. The year is broken into 12 modules lasting one month in length. In March, CULTIVATE participants are focused on strengthening the board of directors.  […]

Next Stage Consulting Announces the 2018 CULTIVATE Cohort

Charlotte, NC (December 6, 2017) — Next Stage Consulting today announced the selection of four (4) nonprofit organizations for participation in the inaugural 2018 cohort of CULTIVATE, an incubator designed to provide expert strategic and relational supports to emerging social cause organizations based in Mecklenburg County. These organizations were selected through an in-depth RFP process and […]

FAQ: CULTIVATE Incubator

The response to our announcement of CULTIVATE couldn’t be better! We are excited by the potential this program has for speeding up the growth curve for a high-impact emerging nonprofit. Based on the feedback we’ve received, we thought we would share this FAQ as a chance to further clarify the purpose of our incubator. Why […]