Josh Jacobson





Pedro Perez Cares About Families Experiencing Homelessness

CLT Nonprofits, Editorials | June 26, 2020

“My career is defined by a number of firsts, taking on new challenges and persevering against the odds,” Perez said. “Resiliency is an attribute I share with the families served by Charlotte Family Housing.” – Pedro Perez When you think of an ex-New… read more »




Kris Reid Cares About the Local Food System

CLT Creatives, Editorials | March 20, 2020

“You know what’s more contagious than [coronavirus] … Fear is way more contagious.” – Kris Reid Calling it a crisis would be putting it mildly. Kris Reid is fielding calls and e-mails from chefs, restaurant owners and farmers from across the Charlo… read more »




Banu Valladares Cares About Spanish-Speaking Children

CLT Creatives | February 19, 2020

In this new series, guest contributor Josh Jacobson will highlight staff leaders in Charlotte’s nonprofit sector who are shaking things up and making an impact. Josh is founder and managing director of Next Stage, a Charlotte company that works with … read more »




John Searby Cares About Water

CLT Creatives, Editorials | January 9, 2020

In this new series, guest contributor Josh Jacobson will highlight staff leaders in Charlotte’s nonprofit sector who are shaking things up and making an impact. Josh is managing director of Next Stage, a Charlotte company that works with nonprofit or… read more »




Take This Job and Shove It – Break Out by Breaking Good

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, Editorials | April 22, 2019

Oh no! The end of the Breaking Good series! This week we close it out by calling for an infusion of private sector talent into our local nonprofit organizations. It’s a concept that goes against conventional wisdom and yet it’s exactly what we need…. read more »




Young People Got No Time for Your Lame Nonprofit

Editor's Pick, Editorials | March 27, 2019

Should a nonprofit operate more like a business? Young people seem to think so. And, amen to that. Despite arguments I have made and will make in this series about nonprofits embracing earned revenue strategies and employing for-profit talent, let’s… read more »




If Your Nonprofit Fails in the Forest, Will Anyone Hear It?

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | March 12, 2019

Being “the best kept secret in Charlotte” might sound cool, but it’s rarely a recipe for success. And, that gets us to the question: Should nonprofits be encouraged to spend money on marketing their missions?In this week’s installment of “Breaking Go… read more »




When Volunteerism Turns Toxic

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | February 26, 2019

Well, I finally did it. I picked a topic so taboo that I was rejected by several area experts when asked to go on record for this installment of “Breaking Good.” Apparently, I’m pushing boundaries and buttons here, folks. This week, I’m coining the p… read more »




Desperately Seeking Disruption

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | February 11, 2019

There are a ton of nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte region. Thousands, in fact. Are there too many? Is that even a thing? We’re unpacking this urban legend and making a passionate case that an increased number of nonprofits is not only a good… read more »




Breaking Good: Forget “Charity.” Think Like a Business.

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | January 28, 2019

Time to break Rule #1 — Nonprofits Should Raise Most of Their Dollars from Donations Click here to see the first installment of “Breaking Good” with Josh Jacobson. When I say “nonprofit,” do you think “charity?” What do these words mean and how do y… read more »




Breaking Good: Debunking 6 Non-Profit Myths

Editorials | January 14, 2019

This is the first installment of a new series by Josh Jacobson, Managing Director of Next Stage. When he isn’t shaking a fist at the establishment, he is working with the leaders of countless nonprofit organizations throughout the Carolinas to optimi… read more »