The time has finally arrived!

On January 6, 2014, Next Stage Consulting formally takes flight as a new strategy and implementation firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina and serving nonprofit organizations throughout the Carolinas. Founded by Managing Director Josh Jacobson, Next Stage Consulting aims to ensure organizations have access to affordable, high-quality consulting services to help them “get to the next level.”

The firm features four primary service lines:

  • Fundraising Counsel – Next Stage Consulting builds effective fundraising plans that fit the culture and assets of clients, and helps implement them, leading to bottom line results.
  • Grant Writing – From prospect research to outreach planning and proposal submission, Next Stage Consulting is a one-stop resource for all grant development needs.
  • Strategic Planning – Next Stage Consulting has a wide range of services to develop strategic plans and seek buy-in, from one-day retreats to multi-month planning efforts.
  • Speaking & Facilitation – Whether facilitating or leading one of the firm’s signature presentations, Next Stage Consulting provides engaging services for groups of any size or make-up.

More about what differentiates the firm’s services can be found here: Why Choose Next Stage Consulting?

There are many ways to stay in touch with the firm through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – make sure to follow/like/connect. The Next Stage Consulting Blog will feature in-depth analysis of issues facing nonprofits in the Carolinas, and will include original blog series like Five Steps to Stronger Grant Submissions.  Subscribe to the blog by entering your e-mail address above – we promise not to abuse the privilege!

But it won’t be all business, all the time. Check out the firm’s tongue-in-cheek social media e-cards, and follow us on Facebook for new laughs on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Throughout 2014, Jacobson will also be working on his first book – 10 Myths of Fundraising EXPOSED! – which will be set for publication next year. Excerpts from the book will be featured on the blog throughout the year.

“I’m thrilled to be launching Next Stage Consulting – it is really the realization of a long held dream,” Jacobson said. “Nonprofits throughout the Carolinas are facing challenges large and small, and my hope for the firm is to remain steadfastly focused on doing the sort of work that moves the needle for clients.”

Contact Josh Jacobson, Managing Director:, 704-998-1767