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Our Resources

Our team is passionate about social good. Check out the resources below to learn more about social impact in companies and nonprofits across the region.

The Social Good Report Profit & Purpose

In May 2021, Next Stage released The Social Good Report: Profit & Purpose. This comprehensive report is a deep dive into the ways social good can impact companies. Research was informed by interviews with nearly 60 local business leaders across a range of industries and business sizes, a survey of local millennial workers, and overall trend research.

The study shows how local companies are effectively leveraging social impact to solve business problems across four areas – Brand & Marketing, Next Generation Workforce, Values & Culture and Sustainability. Readers will also learn how local market leaders such as OrthoCarolina, AvidXchange, Torrent Consulting and others are integrating social good into their own business models.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Nonprofit Executive Compensation Study

Next Stage launched this project as a response to challenges repeatedly brought forward through its work facilitating strategic planning and executive searches for area organizations. Talent acquisition and retention is a priority across the nonprofit landscape. How to fairly compensate nonprofit staff leadership is a challenge that boards and executive directors wrestle with across organizations of every size, budget and mission focus.

In this report, readers will find research culled from the 990 forms of over 150 local nonprofits, insights gleaned from more than 40 participants in an in-depth survey, and commentary provided by 11 executives who agreed to one-on-one interviews. Criteria for inclusion in the study include being headquartered in Mecklenburg County and having revenue of more than $350,000. This research forms the basis of findings that are outlined throughout.

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