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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...
Why Next Stage Is The Right Talent Search Partner

Why Next Stage Is The Right Talent Search Partner

by Tanya Varanelli We hear from nonprofit organizations all the time about their challenges in recruiting strong candidates for critical roles. Having spent my career in talent recruitment, I know what it takes to develop relationships with skilled, mission-driven...
Relational Marketing Key to Sourcing Nonprofit Talent

Relational Marketing Key to Sourcing Nonprofit Talent

by Josh Jacobson As I wrote in The Biscuit earlier this year, the once robust pipeline of professionals seeking roles in our area nonprofit organizations has slowed considerably. When I arrived to Charlotte in 2008, there were few job openings – organizations were...
Giving the Position Description a Facelift

Giving the Position Description a Facelift

by Tanya Varanelli Finding and securing the best nonprofit talent is at its heart a marketing effort. Organizations often begin recruiting for a new role by thinking about what type of candidates will apply. First, we should consider that a strong position description...
Nonprofits & Pay For Performance? You Betcha.

Nonprofits & Pay For Performance? You Betcha.

by Josh Jacobson It’s time we got comfortable with a once-taboo subject: providing increased compensation and bonus for the employees of nonprofit organizations based on individual performance. But to do it, we need to talk about KPIs. KPI stands for Key...
What Is Up with the Nonprofit Talent in Charlotte?

What Is Up with the Nonprofit Talent in Charlotte?

by Josh Jacobson It’s tough out there folks. We hear from organizations all the time about their challenges in recruiting suitable candidates for critical roles. Where once there appeared to be an abundance, there now seems to be a trickle. What gives? We have a...
Doubling Down on Talent

Doubling Down on Talent

by Josh Jacobson As noted in our recent blog post, Next Stage is making a commitment to strengthening nonprofits throughout the Charlotte region with a renewed focus on implementation – marrying game-changing strategy with strengthened structure, talent and culture to...
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...