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Cultivate

Emerging Leaders

Welcome to a Community Built Specifically for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders

Next Stage launched Cultivate in 2018 as an in-person incubator to foster inside-out community transformation for emerging nonprofit founders and social entrepreneurs. In May 2022, Emerging Leaders moved online to provide more equitable access for organizations in Charlotte and beyond.

The goal of the Emerging Leaders community is to help develop social sector leaders’ abilities to build effective and sustainable nonprofits across six capacities – leadership & strategy, human resource management, program development, financial resources, operations and marketing

Here’s what participants can expect:

  • Six, self-paced course modules including highlight videos, written lessons, video testimonies and more 
  • An online workbook where participants can reflect, brainstorm and turn learnings into action steps
  • A member activity feed to spark ideas, ask questions and build relationships
  • Invitations to in-person events and connection opportunities to expand personal network
  • Support and encouragement from the Cultivate Moderator

Next Stage understands the time demands and bandwidth limitations of emerging nonprofit organizations and its leaders. That’s why we designed each course to be consumable in less than an hour. By investing one hour a week in the curriculum, participants can complete all six modules within six months and by completing the module workbooks along the way will end up with a strategic plan for their organization. Once completed, leaders can elect to discuss the plan with Next Stage CEO Josh Jacobson in a complimentary session.

Cultivate is an online platform for social good changemakers, powered by Next Stage and hosted on Mighty Networks.

This new collaborative forum provides a place to convene for the purpose of redefining best practices across a range of needs and issues by utilizing live events, valuable resources, courses and social connection. Welcome to the new intersection of social good champions committed to making a positive impact!

Here’s what Cultivate Alumni have to say:

Ready to Get Started? 

Cultivate: Emerging Leaders is a free resource open to founders and leaders of emerging nonprofit organizations located in North Carolina whose 501(c)(3) status has been established within the last 10 years with an annual operating budget of less than $500,000.

 If that’s you, you can register via the button below. If you do not fall within this description but are still interested in joining the community, send us an email to explore options. 

For More Information 

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Meet the Cultivate Network

Cultivate is made possible by support from: