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, Janet spent more than 13 years working with Charlotte-based nonprofit organizations, including the 24 Foundation (formally 24 Hours of Booty). Her expertise includes strategic planning, brand development, fundraising, grant writing, marketing and communications, volunteer development and organizational culture. Her lens on brand development and marketing adds a critical new skillset to the Next Stage team.

Importantly, she also has experience in the corporate sector, including the development of social responsibility and impact strategy and programs. In the months to come, I will be partnering with Janet in the development of new services, platforms and tools to activate both sides of the divide − nonprofits that desire to partner more meaningfully with corporations and companies that understand the power of social good to driving their bottom lines. Like me, she is passionate about bringing new ideas to the nonprofit sector and making sure that every organization is positioned for success.

As we approach our sixth anniversary at the end of December, it is perhaps fitting that Next Stage is now a team of six professionals striving together to improve our community. We have great plans for the coming year and adding Janet to the team helps make all of that possible.

Welcome to the Next Stage family, Janet!