The nation needs to take a new approach to economic development. Federal, state and philanthropic actors all need to approach metros not as problems requiring programmatic hand-outs, but as compelling investment opportunities for driving national prosperity.
⎯ Brookings Institution
Direct private investment and operational expertise to areas of economic and social need
Promote enduring job growth by expanding businesses that are already significant employers
Amplify the impact of large and small nonprofit organizations in the community
35% of Next Street clients are nonprofits. Many benefit from the same capabilities that we provide to businesses – in planning, managing, and marketing. Others call on us to solve challenges unique to nonprofit organizations:
Next Street helps the nonprofit CEO align her board to a changing agenda. Our organizational development specialists work behind the scenes to help you forge consensus around the new direction, and recruit board members with critical expertise.
We help service providers build the 21st Century organizations and capabilities they need to be effective in an era of expanding needs and rapid change. Many are referred by funders who see opportunities that grants alone can’t realize to improve performance, communication with clients and donors, and how the organization uses technology to increase efficiency.
Next Street helps forward-thinking foundations break the frustration barrier in urban economic development. We do this via local, outcomes-based partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit actors. And by helping foundation principals better align investment strategies with social goals – within fiduciary constraints.