web analytics
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...
Cultivate: Emerging Leaders Launches This Week!

Cultivate: Emerging Leaders Launches This Week!

It’s official….Cultivate: Emerging Leaders launches this Wednesday, May 11, in its new online format! This informative, interactive, community-based platform is free for leaders of NC-based nonprofit organizations that are less than five years old. The platform...
The Next Stage Team Welcomes Haley Rafferty!

The Next Stage Team Welcomes Haley Rafferty!

Next Stage is thrilled to announce that we have a brand new team member, as Haley Rafferty joins as our Team Success Manager! Haley comes highly recommended as an organized, thoughtful leader who is skilled at operations and development. We couldn’t be more excited to...
What Movement Are You Leading?

What Movement Are You Leading?

I’m back with another installment in our series unpacking how the shift from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to Environment Social & Governance (ESG) is transforming… well, everything. I’d encourage you to read our earlier primers on the differences between...
Next Stage is Hiring a Digital Content & Community Manager

Next Stage is Hiring a Digital Content & Community Manager

Position Description: Digital Content & Community Manager (F/T) Company: Next Stage Location: Office/Remote Hybrid Opportunity within Charlotte Metro Reports To: Director, Senior Strategist About Next Stage Next Stage was founded in 2014 to work “at the nexus of...