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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...
Continued Growth at Next Stage, Meet Janet Ervin

Continued Growth at Next Stage, Meet Janet Ervin

by Josh Jacobson We are thrilled to announce that Janet Ervin has joined Next Stage as Consultant. Janet brings a depth of experience in strategic positioning, brand development and communications to her role as a Consultant at Next Stage. Prior to joining our team,...
Next Stage’s Values and Guiding Principles

Next Stage’s Values and Guiding Principles

by Josh Jacobson Of late we have been talking about the importance of values and guiding principles to informing the culture and brand of a nonprofit organization. We think it is really important and an under-examined element of the nonprofit business model. But what...
The Values Retreat: A Love Letter

The Values Retreat: A Love Letter

by Josh Jacobson This past Monday, I had the opportunity to engage in one of my favorite activities: facilitating a values retreat. Of all the ways in which Next Stage engages in facilitation, none is more spirit-lifting than bringing together the board, staff and key...
Nonprofits and the Culture Conundrum

Nonprofits and the Culture Conundrum

by Josh Jacobson Here at Next Stage, we talk a lot about nonprofit strategy. Seriously, so much. Click around our website, and you’ll see thoughtfully crafted pages and myriad blog posts outlining our approach to strategic planning, resource development, talent...