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The ‘Pandemic Effect’ on Social Good

by Josh Jacobson I’m fired up! During the May 22 session of The New Normal, I had a chance to chat with three staff leaders of local nonprofit organizations about their major gift campaigns: Jenni Gaisbauer outlined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Foundation‘s Common Spark campaign, which aims to raise substantial funding to open a “knowledge center […]

Position Announcement: Preschool Principal/Site Administrator, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool Preschool Principal/Site Administrator – Position Description Position: Preschool Principal/Site Administrator Organization: Charlotte Bilingual Preschool Location: 6300 Highland Ave, Charlotte, NC 28215 Reports To: Executive Director Organization Overview Mission To prepare Spanish-speaking children for success in school and life by providing superior dual language early childhood education. Enduring Vision Mecklenburg County is a […]

Tina Postel Cares About Food Access

by Josh Jacobson Originally published in ‘The Biscuit,’ Charlotte is Creative’s digital news magazine. Tina Postel is up early. Really. early. As Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes, a food access nonprofit for people experiencing a short-term crisis, Postel has been working overtime to meet an explosion of need. This week marks one month since […]

3 Lessons from the Great Recession

By Josh Jacobson Hello Charlotte, how is everyone doing? No, I mean it. Are you doing okay? I hope you are. This post is meant to make you feel better, so I’m going to state that on the front end. All of us at Next Stage remain bullish on where our community is going long-term […]

The New Normal

Early last week, life in Charlotte turned upside down as businesses, nonprofits and families rushed to adapt to home-based digital life. Many of us are homeschooling kids, figuring out how to have virtual board meetings (anyone else doing the ZoomMullet?), calculating our TP stock and working to make sure the most vulnerable among us have […]

Kris Reid Cares About the Local Food System

The article below was published by The Biscuit as a part of Josh’s new series highlighting staff leaders in Charlotte’s nonprofit sector who are shaking things up and making an impact. You can find it, here.   “You know what’s more contagious than [coronavirus] … Fear is way more contagious.” – Kris Reid Calling it a crisis would […]

A Formula for Fundraising Success During COVID-19

By Josh Jacobson One upside to the coronavirus (did I really just type that?) is reconnecting with current and past clients. I’ve enjoyed the check-in calls with friends new and old over the last few days. Most have had a theme. Can you guess it? Yes, fundraising is on the mind of the leaders of […]