We design strategies and processes that maximize impact and resources.

We believe collaboration fuels social impact.

Tackling today’s most challenging social issues takes courage, commitment and collaboration. Technology, workforce challenges, a call for racial justice and systemic change – today’s organizations must be more nimble and innovative than ever. 

Next Stage brings fresh thinking and a collaboration-centered approach to problem solving to organizations seeking to maximize impact and turn risk into opportunity.

How can we help you?

Impact for Nonprofits

A clear, inspiring vision for your organization is the single most important component to attracting support – both internally and in the community. Thriving organizations inspire people with meaningful vision, backed by data-driven stories of impact. We work on both fronts – striving to inspire and motivate while helping you build a practical roadmap for implementation.

Services include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Strengthening
  • Brand Development
  • Marketing Services

Impact for Business

Our private sector work is focused on helping CSR and business leaders evolve social impact efforts into an aligned ESG effort, with a focus on the ‘Social.’ We help companies align their impact strategy, develop community partnerships, create and support detailed implementation roadmaps and activate employee engagement – all while helping you make significant community impact.

Services include:

Community Voice

At Next Stage, we believe that Community Voice is a two-way directional approach geared towards listening to community and institutions alike, building trust as an asset, embracing transparent communication, and moving change-worthy initiatives forward together.

Services include:

  • Discovery and Exploration through Stakeholder Engagement
  • Community Insights derived from Focus Groups and Observation
  • Needs Assessments & Asset Inventories
  • Training and Development: Workshops and Webinars
  • Conferences, Retreats, and Speaking Engagements

Collaboration Management

Bringing people together to work on complex initiatives requires trust, consensus and connection between partners. It’s challenging work – but we believe that partners with diverse perspectives bring big value as organizations tackle systemic change. We tackle this through expert project management, leveraging Cultivate Impact®, our digital platform for collaboration.


Services include:

  • Collaboration Development & Project Management
  • Custom Community and Cohort Design

Brand & Marketing

For forward-thinking nonprofits and businesses, impact isn’t just about ‘getting the word out’ – it’s about building movements that galvanize people and move them to action. These movements are expressions of organizations and their stakeholders. We leverage a story-driven approach to help clarify your message and build the internal and external tools needed to spread your story far and wide. 

Services include:

  • Brand & Logo Development
  • Marketing Services
  • Impact & Sustainability Reporting
  • Campaign Development
  • Social Media Content Planning and Creation