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Community Voice: Why It Matters for Social Impact

Community Voice: Why It Matters for Social Impact

Written by: Helen Hope Kimbrough “I see you. I hear you. And what you say matters.” – Oprah Winfrey Have you ever been a part of a community forum where your perspective, insight, and lived experience did not matter? Have you been ostracized over an opinion or action...
DEI: Finding Your Advocacy Voice

DEI: Finding Your Advocacy Voice

Written by: Helen Hope Kimbrough There comes a time when silence is betrayal. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After the murder of George Floyd, the world was ablaze. The final images prior to his death showed him pleading, relenting, and complying, but his voice and...
Say Goodbye to Stale Cause Marketing

Say Goodbye to Stale Cause Marketing

Two weeks ago, we talked about cause marketing and how organizations are moving beyond ‘t-shirt logo marketing.’ It’s worth mentioning again that this was the single most common phrase we heard from our 60+ interviews with area business leaders for The Social Good...
How To Build Brand Loyalty Through Social Good

How To Build Brand Loyalty Through Social Good

by Janet Ervin Next Stage recently launched a brand-new initiative, exploring the ways that nonprofits and businesses intersect. We think that it’s time to reconsider the ways that private sector and nonprofits work together – to ‘rewire’ social good and form creative...