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Asking the Right Questions: Storytelling With Integrity

Asking the Right Questions: Storytelling With Integrity

by Janet Ervin Our July 24 episode of What’s Next featured a panel of veteran journalists and storytellers sharing their best advice for crafting compelling, empathetic content. If you missed the dynamic discussion, we made it available for download here. Our...
Reflections on the Next Stage Summer Fellowship

Reflections on the Next Stage Summer Fellowship

by Michi LaCorte Joining the Next Stage team in the midst of a global pandemic and getting to know them and the six CULTIVATE cohort organizations over Zoom has definitely been an unusual experience, but to say the least, I have made memories. I came into the Davidson...
Let’s Talk Story

Let’s Talk Story

by Janet Ervin I’ve always been a reader – from the time I was old enough to sound out words, I was walking around with a book in front of my face. I grew up just north of here, in Statesville, where my family had the Charlotte Observer delivered every day. I learned...
Position Announcement:  President/CEO, House of Mercy

Position Announcement: President/CEO, House of Mercy

House of Mercy President/CEO – Position Description Title:                 President/CEO Department:     Administration FLSA:                Full Time Location:          100 McAuley Circle, Belmont, NC 28012 Reports To:       House of Mercy Board of Directors...
The Start of a New Era

The Start of a New Era

by Josh Jacobson Next Stage has new branding and I couldn’t be prouder of what that means. When I started the firm back at the end of 2013, I have to admit that I didn’t have a clear picture of where it was going. I knew the type of work I wanted to do and...
Meet Michi LaCorte, Next Stage’s 2020 Summer Fellow

Meet Michi LaCorte, Next Stage’s 2020 Summer Fellow

by Michi LaCorte Covid-19 has greatly affected every community, and it has definitely changed my plans for this summer, but I am so grateful to have work this summer – especially with a company that is helping organizations and communities to work through these...
Standing in Solidarity #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

Standing in Solidarity #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

Next Stage stands in solidarity against systemic racism and oppression in our country and our community. Our firm is about the advancement of social good, but we know this can’t fully happen until we recognize systems of injustice in our communities, in our sector,...
The ‘Pandemic Effect’ on Social Good

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...