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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: The Beatles and Youth Marketing for Nonprofits

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: The Beatles and Youth Marketing for Nonprofits

by Josh Jacobson For real fans, February 9 is one of many dates in the history of Beatles that is etched into memory.  As you have no doubt heard at some point this past weekend, it was this day in 1964, fifty years ago, that the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan show. ...
Introducing Next Stage Consulting, LLC

Introducing Next Stage Consulting, LLC

The time has finally arrived! On January 6, 2014, Next Stage Consulting formally takes flight as a new strategy and implementation firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina and serving nonprofit organizations throughout the Carolinas. Founded by Managing Director Josh...
Bull Market: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits?

Bull Market: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits?

Happy New Year! If you’re like me, you found yourself on January 1 surfing the Internet without much on the agenda. News of the stock market’s incredible 2013 was being heralded seemingly everywhere I looked: Investors Cheer Record-Setting Year on Wall...
Five Steps to Stronger Grant Submissions

Five Steps to Stronger Grant Submissions

Nothing seems to make development professionals groan more with frustration than staring down the barrel of a massive grant submission. Fundraisers in small development shops must find ways to balance relationship-building with “computer work” that may...
2014: A Look Ahead for Nonprofits in Charlotte

2014: A Look Ahead for Nonprofits in Charlotte

As 2013 comes to a close, nonprofits across the Charlotte region are gearing up to advance their missions in the new year.  The region’s economy has improved mightily since the depths of recession, and yet many organizations continue to struggle with creating...