The pilot year of CULTIVATE has been a huge success, and plans are already underway to expand the program in 2019. On September 3, 2018, Next Stage will begin accepting applications for the 2nd cohort to launch in January 2019. Nonprofits will be selected by a panel of community leaders who will consider applications based on the RFP process. Organizations selected to participate must demonstrate a unique approach to addressing a challenge facing Charlotte and commit to a 12-month program designed by Next Stage.
The curriculum for CULTIVATE includes one-on-one work and personalized coaching with the Next Stage consulting team, online assignments managed through a leaning management system, small group workshops for the four participating organizations and activities designed to increase social capital. An outline of the curriculum and more details can be found here.
The goal of CULTIVATE is to dramatically increase the likelihood of success for four nonprofits in Mecklenburg County through hands-on support that encourages collaboration, critical thinking and goal-setting and results in the development and implementation of a roadmap to future success.
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