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What the Next Stage Team Is Grateful For This Year

What the Next Stage Team Is Grateful For This Year

The Next Stage team is filled with respect and gratitude for the hard work of every person in this community who is striving to build impact through their companies, nonprofits and neighborhood organizations. The work that you do truly does make the world a better...
Second Chances and Removing Labels

Second Chances and Removing Labels

Written By Helen Hope Kimbrough “The Power to label is the power to destroy.” -Allen Frances As the Director of Community Engagement at Next Stage, I frequently have the opportunity to sit down with people from a variety of backgrounds across our community. A...
The Path Ahead for Next Stage

The Path Ahead for Next Stage

Where has the year gone? Can you believe it’s already mid-October? After a couple of years that felt like time stood still as we struggled through the pandemic and remote working, 2022 has flown by for the Next Stage team. We have had our sleeves rolled up working...
The Next Chapter: Why I am Joining Impact for Health

The Next Chapter: Why I am Joining Impact for Health

When my career path from pharmacist to legislative analyst to lawyer to nonprofit leader comes up in conversation, I’m often asked why so many different directions? My reply is that each career decision represents to me a step in the same direction. That’s...
The Next Stage Team Welcomes Randy Jordan!

The Next Stage Team Welcomes Randy Jordan!

The Next Stage team is thrilled to announce that community health thought leader Randy Jordan is joining our team as Chief Advisor, Impact for Health. Randy is a nationally known community health expert and a passionate and thoughtful leader, committed to...
Why Every Collaboration Needs Controversy

Why Every Collaboration Needs Controversy

“It’s not polite to talk about politics, money or religion.” Like most Americans, this was the advice I was given growing up. It was meant as advice to help avoid awkward conflict and it sent a clear message – some topics are too personal to discuss openly. For many...
Rumination, Reflection & Communities of Practice

Rumination, Reflection & Communities of Practice

Community is a hot topic these days. After years of pandemic separation and responding to crisis after crisis, we’re seeing more energy and interest in collaboration than ever before. When we launched Profit & Purpose last year, we noted that nonprofits and...
Vulnerability and the Power of Impact Networks

Vulnerability and the Power of Impact Networks

“Wow! That was awesome!” My colleague Helen Hope Kimbrough and I spend a lot of time together working on behalf of our nonprofit clients. She leads our community voice work, surfacing insights and wisdom from community stakeholders, which we in turn summarize and...