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Spring Forward: Top 10 To-Dos

Spring Forward: Top 10 To-Dos

by Josh Jacobson Is it really going to be 76 degrees today? And yes, I still put on a sweater vest this morning. It will remain winter if only in my mind. In truth, March is early spring – there’s no getting around it. And as such, it is a time for us to...
Job Announcement: Ada Jenkins Center, Executive Director

Job Announcement: Ada Jenkins Center, Executive Director

Ada Jenkins Center (AJC) Executive Director  – Position Description Location:           Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble Street, Davidson, NC 28036 Reports To:       Board of Directors   Organizational Overview Mission Ada Jenkins Center exists to help people...
Spring Into Action with Next Stage

Spring Into Action with Next Stage

by Josh Jacobson Alright everyone, it’s March already. Does it feel like 2020 is flying by? It sure does for us! As we plan to spring forward this Sunday (don’t forget about daylight saving time), the team at Next Stage pondered some of the items we see...
Gratitude, Kinship & Kathleen Ross Crosby

Gratitude, Kinship & Kathleen Ross Crosby

A few weeks ago, Caylin and I had the opportunity to serve as facilitators for a Kinship Summit organized by SHARE Charlotte on behalf of the Reemprise Fund. Charlie Elberson, his wife Lou Kinard and more than 50 leaders in community development got together to...
The Love Metrics

The Love Metrics

by Josh Jacobson “Looooove… exciting and new….” Oh, February. Who has a love hangover? Not us at Next Stage! We celebrate Valentine’s Day all month long. And we have the half-empty boxes of chocolates to prove it. Love is such a powerful...
Banu Valladares Cares About Spanish-Speaking Children

Banu Valladares Cares About Spanish-Speaking Children

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.   Banu Valladares is on fire. Prepping for an...
Why Do You Love What You Do?

Why Do You Love What You Do?

Steve Jobs once said, “The only way to do great work, is to love what you do.” And to be honest, we couldn’t agree more. For most, February is the month to celebrate love. Although it’s usually dedicated to a special someone we love, we at Next...
Loving What You Do (and What To Do If You Don’t)

Loving What You Do (and What To Do If You Don’t)

By Josh Jacobson I really love my job. There, I said it. After years of uncertainty about ‘why I’m here’ and ‘how I will leave my mark,’ I found the perfect career for someone with my combination of experience, skills, drive and a great big bleedin’ heart. I know I’m...
Job Announcement: Heart Math Tutoring, Community Outreach Director

Job Announcement: Heart Math Tutoring, Community Outreach Director

Heart Math Tutoring (“Heart Tutoring”) Community Outreach Director– Position Description Location:          1100 S. Mint Street, #107, Charlotte, NC 28203 Reports To:       Executive Director   Organization Overview Mission Heart Tutoring’s mission is to ensure...
John Searby Cares About Water

John Searby Cares About Water

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. Spend any time with John Searby, Catawba Riverkeeper...