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On The Move at Next Stage

On The Move at Next Stage

By Josh Jacobson It was really just a kernel of an idea – what if we could develop a program for the founders of emerging nonprofit organizations that would impart all the important stuff they need to be successful. I’d wrestled with it for a number of months before...
Reflections on the Summer Fellowship with Next Stage

Reflections on the Summer Fellowship with Next Stage

by Ellie Pennybacker As my summer comes to an end, I cannot express my gratitude strongly enough. Josh, Caylin, and the entirety of the Next Stage team have made this experience so enriching. By letting me jump right in, sit in on meetings, and help where I could,...
#NonprofitBookClub: New Power

#NonprofitBookClub: New Power

By Caylin Haldeman When I started #NonprofitBookClub earlier this year, I hoped to use this platform as an opportunity to drive conversations and engage with others who are reading about nonprofits, community and social justice. In my last post, reviewing Winners Take...
What Use is Strategy Without Implementation?

What Use is Strategy Without Implementation?

By Josh Jacobson The title of this post is both rhetorical and practical – what good are solutions if we don’t have the capacity to see them through? For a firm focused on transformative strategy and thought leadership, it is a quandary and constant consideration. We...
Meet Ellie Pennybacker, Next Stage’s 2019 Summer Intern

Meet Ellie Pennybacker, Next Stage’s 2019 Summer Intern

I have nine-weeks to get to know all 4,000+ nonprofits in the greater Charlotte area! Not really, but I hope to at least get to know a few during my internship with Next Stage. My name is Ellie Pennybacker and I am a rising junior at Davidson College studying...
#NonprofitBookClub: Winners Take All

#NonprofitBookClub: Winners Take All

Welcome back to the second iteration of Next Stage’s #NonprofitBookClub! This month, we’re reading Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas. I know – quite a bold title. But in the spirit of Josh’s column in the Biscuit,...
2019 is the Year We Take Our Own Medicine

2019 is the Year We Take Our Own Medicine

by Josh Jacobson Happy New Year! Can I still say that? I heard someone say that wishing someone a happy new year is valid until January 8, and then no longer. So looking at the calendar… it counts. Just barely. Did you have a great holiday break? Was it really a...
Announcing the 2019 CULTIVATE Cohort

Announcing the 2019 CULTIVATE Cohort

Next Stage today announced the selection of six (6) nonprofits for participation in the 2019 cohort of CULTIVATE, an incubator designed to provide expert strategic and relational supports to emerging social cause organizations based in Mecklenburg County. Now in its...
Position Opening: Development Director, Sustain Charlotte

Position Opening: Development Director, Sustain Charlotte

Position Description: Development Director Overview Client: Sustain Charlotte Role: Full-Time Current location: 2151 Hawkins St Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28203 Founded: 2010 Reports to: Executive Director Mission & Vision Our mission is to inspire choices that lead...