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An Online Platform for Social Good

Cultivate: Emerging Nonprofits

Since 2018, Cultivate has served as an incubator for emerging nonprofits, driven by Next Stage. The program is committed to fostering inside-out community transformation by supporting local nonprofit founders and social entrepreneurs. 

In 2022, Cultivate evolved into an online platform that provides community for social good learners across a range of needs and issues. This broadened invitation to join the program creates more equitable access for organizations across the community. Participants experience a self-paced curriculum, a community forum for network development with organizational peers and workshops featuring guest speakers and presenters on core Cultivate topics. 

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The Cultivate Model

The Cultivate platform provides participants with invaluable content resources, but also important connections to other leaders walking the same path. The goal of Cultivate: Emerging Nonprofits is to help emerging social sector leaders develop their ability to build effective nonprofits across six capacities – leadership & strategy, management, program development, human resources, financial resources, and operations & planning.  When leaders join Cultivate: Emerging Nonprofits, they also become part of an inspiring social good community oriented around three core resources: 


Curriculum will be self-paced, interactive and will include videos, guest speakers and more.


Cohorts will create meaningful, real-world connections for participants. 


Joining CULTIVATE means becoming part of an inspiring social good community.

Join Us 

Cultivate: Emerging Nonprofits is a free resource and community of practice open to founders and leaders of emerging nonprofit organizations worldwide! If you are a nonprofit leader (founder, executive director, staff, board member) who is eager to learn best practices for building and sustaining a successful nonprofit, this free curriculum and community is for you.

For More Information 

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Custom Cultivate Cohorts

Next Stage also provides turnkey services to concept, develop, build and manage cohorts for a range of interests. Our team can create custom curriculum, focus on community building – or both! A custom cohort may be the answer if you are: 

  • A corporate or foundation funder, seeking ways for your grantees to learn from social impact leaders and collaborate with each other through a community of practice. 
  • A nonprofit seeking to train your board or team. 
  • A social good-focused professional group, seeking connection and support with best practices. 

If you think a custom cohort could help support your social impact efforts, contact us to learn more. 


Meet the Cultivate Network

Cultivate is made possible by support from: