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What makes a positive workplace culture?

What makes a positive workplace culture?

Written by: Candice Latham When I was sitting at my graduation ceremony dressed in my cap and gown and absorbing the commencement speech, it never occurred to me just how important workplace culture is and how it will play a role in your success. Much of the...
The Start of a New Era

The Start of a New Era

by Josh Jacobson Next Stage has new branding and I couldn’t be prouder of what that means. When I started the firm back at the end of 2013, I have to admit that I didn’t have a clear picture of where it was going. I knew the type of work I wanted to do and...
Standing in Solidarity #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

Standing in Solidarity #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

Next Stage stands in solidarity against systemic racism and oppression in our country and our community. Our firm is about the advancement of social good, but we know this can’t fully happen until we recognize systems of injustice in our communities, in our sector,...
Gratitude, Kinship & Kathleen Ross Crosby

Gratitude, Kinship & Kathleen Ross Crosby

A few weeks ago, Caylin and I had the opportunity to serve as facilitators for a Kinship Summit organized by SHARE Charlotte on behalf of the Reemprise Fund. Charlie Elberson, his wife Lou Kinard and more than 50 leaders in community development got together to...
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...