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Community Voice: Why It Matters for Social Impact

Community Voice: Why It Matters for Social Impact

Written by: Helen Hope Kimbrough “I see you. I hear you. And what you say matters.” – Oprah Winfrey Have you ever been a part of a community forum where your perspective, insight, and lived experience did not matter? Have you been ostracized over an opinion or action...
Ways to Keep Your Team Together Right Now

Ways to Keep Your Team Together Right Now

Who’s tired? I’ll admit, I’m pretty beat. The last year and a half have been some of the most challenging of my career and certainly the biggest obstacle Next Stage has ever faced. I’m sure the same could be said for most everyone. At the same time, Next Stage has...
DEI: Finding Your Advocacy Voice

DEI: Finding Your Advocacy Voice

Written by: Helen Hope Kimbrough There comes a time when silence is betrayal. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After the murder of George Floyd, the world was ablaze. The final images prior to his death showed him pleading, relenting, and complying, but his voice and...
Position Announcement: Executive Director, Alamance Arts

Position Announcement: Executive Director, Alamance Arts

Alamance Arts (AA) Executive Director – Position Description Title: Executive Director (ED) | Full-time, exempt employee Location: 213 South Main Street, Graham, NC 27253 Reports To: President and the Board of Directors Organizational Overview Mission and Vision The...
Taking Care Of Your Well-Being In The Workplace

Taking Care Of Your Well-Being In The Workplace

August is National Wellness Month. The focus on prioritizing self-care, healthy routines and stress management feels more timely than ever when I log into check the morning news. As Josh described in his blog post a few weeks ago, rising COVID case numbers are...
Belonging Together: How Kinship Fuels Change

Belonging Together: How Kinship Fuels Change

“We have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Theresa My Next Stage team members and I recently thought it would be a great idea to re-establish our workplace book club. The book selected for our collective discussion was Tattoos on the Heart by...
Say Goodbye to Stale Cause Marketing

Say Goodbye to Stale Cause Marketing

Two weeks ago, we talked about cause marketing and how organizations are moving beyond ‘t-shirt logo marketing.’ It’s worth mentioning again that this was the single most common phrase we heard from our 60+ interviews with area business leaders for The Social Good...