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Three Kinds of Support Nonprofit Leaders Need

Three Kinds of Support Nonprofit Leaders Need

by Helen Hope Kimbrough We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond. – Gwendolyn Brooks While in the office one day, I ran into one of our Cultivate alumni who happens to be a founder of an emerging nonprofit...
ESG 101: What does ESG mean for business?

ESG 101: What does ESG mean for business?

ESG is everywhere right now – but what does it all mean? In this week’s video blog conversation, Candice, Janet and Josh break down the ESG basics, why every company should pay attention to their impact strategy and one way any business can get started. Whether...
Why Every Company Needs a Theory of Impact

Why Every Company Needs a Theory of Impact

How does your business determine how to make social impact investments? There is no single way that companies choose to express the public-facing ‘S’ in their ESG strategy. Some companies choose to align around a particular cause or passion. Others largely leave it up...
ESG & The Rise of the External ‘S’

ESG & The Rise of the External ‘S’

 “Woke corporations.” I suppose it was only a matter of time. Perhaps it was an inevitability. Paradigm shifts like this are bound to disrupt the status quo for many, and so it is only natural that this one would result in some unhappy people. ESG has ‘arrived’ as a...
The Next Stage Team Welcomes Susan Arrington!

The Next Stage Team Welcomes Susan Arrington!

The Next Stage team couldn’t be more excited about the addition of Susan Arrington as our brand-new Digital Content & Community Manager! Susan comes highly recommended as a collaborative community builder and an expert content strategist who is passionate about...
Hire it Out: Contractors and the Nonprofit Business Model

Hire it Out: Contractors and the Nonprofit Business Model

If you missed out on last night’s panel and happy hour event at Town Brewing, then you really missed it! It felt great to see so many of our friends together in one spot and the conversations and energy in the room were so positive. We’ll do it again soon – and we...
Why We Should Retire ‘Work-Life Balance’

Why We Should Retire ‘Work-Life Balance’

Last week I had the opportunity to speak on a panel at the Inventures Conference, an innovation-focused gathering that was held in Calgary. The topic was “Bigger Ideas for Building Impact-Driven Businesses,” structured around three limiting beliefs commonly held in...
The Social Determinants of… Everything

The Social Determinants of… Everything

Determinant (noun): a factor which decisively affects the nature or outcome of something; serving to determine or decide Why are things the way they are? As a strategist, it is often my job to identify leading factors influencing outcomes. I do this typically to help...
How Can Companies Authentically Observe Celebrations?

How Can Companies Authentically Observe Celebrations?

By: Candice Rawls, Helen Hope Kimbrough & Janet Ervin The Next Stage team is back again – dusting off our soapbox to talk more about belief-driven buyers and how companies can more authentically engage in cause-led marketing. In our Profit & Purpose...