The most challenging thing for any all-volunteer group is sustaining effective communication with its stakeholders. From its inception, MoRA wanted to address that issue — so they turned to the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood & Business Services and applied for a grant. NBS agreed with the potential value that it would provide to our community, and funded MoRA’s request.
After a competitive selection process, MoRA chose Next Stage Consulting to work with them. Managing Director Josh Jacobson has worked with over 100 nonprofits, including the East Mecklenburg Foundation, in strategic planning and tactical implementation. In working with the MoRA board, Josh reminds them that communication does not exist in a silo; everyone has a role to play.
MoRA has already benefited from this process. MoRA has been in the media; there have been significant increases in website traffic, Facebook followers, and newsletter signups. Dedicated volunteers have joined MoRA’s mission, and continue to expand and improve our community outreach. Stay tuned for workshops, events, and opportunities to get involved.