Sep 13, 2018
Josh Jacobson is managing partner of Next Stage, a firm that
provides strategic counsel to non-profit organizations. Next
Stage helps nonprofits develop the platform and tools necessary to
support operations and fundraising activities. Josh has worked
across non-profit sectors, offering strategic planning, volunteer
development, annual and capital fundraising, executive and
development search, case strategy, and succession planning. Before
launching Next Stage, Josh served as a Senior Resource Development
Director with Manhattan Theatre Club on Broadway and as a Senior
Officer at The Juilliard School. He is a Certified Fund Raising
Executive (CFRE) and 2018 Board president of the Charlotte chapter
of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He
earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism from Flagler
College in St. Augustine, Florida.
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in
providing counsel to non-profit organizations, curating community,
and discerning a personal vision and mission.
IN THIS EPISODE
- Josh describes Next Stage and how it goes
about its work.
- He explains what happens in a client engagement and the
benefits of external counsel.
- He answers why he believes in the non-profit
structure to address social issues.
- He clarifies what his firm promises.
- Josh addresses why expressing a vision can be
- He shares what founders of non-profit organizations
need to know.
- He addresses why Next Stage dropped the word
‘consulting’ from its name.
- He states the vision and mission of Next Stage
as a for-profit social entrepreneurial venture.
- Josh explains the portfolio of non-profit
organizations he seeks to curate.
- He talks about Cultivate: an incubator of
emerging new non-profit organizations.
- He shares what he finds thrilling and
fulfilling about his work.
- He reveals the defining feature of his
- Josh reflects on being a big fish in a small
pond at Flagler College.
- He discusses moments of clarity that changed
- He describes living and working in New York
- He shares what he learned reinventing himself
in Charlotte during the Great Recession.
- Josh considers how his life journey helps him
better serve his clients.
- He connects craft beer to a curated
- He reveals what he is winning at and the
pathway that is unfolding in his life.
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