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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...
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...