CLT Nonprofits

Charlotte has over 5,000 registered non-profits (um, what?!), and we consider the work they do to be supremely creative. They bring innovative approaches to community challenges new and old, and its our job as Charlotte citizens to support their efforts, attend their events and donate to their causes. We know you want to get involved, and these pieces will help you discover your philanthropic spirit animals.



Greg Schermbeck Wants to Reimagine Education

CLT Nonprofits, Videos | May 26, 2020

If there was ever a time for fresh, innovative thinking about education … that time is now with well over 100,000 students working from home, many of them at or below the poverty line. Thankfully, Greg Schembeck and his team at Schermco are on the… read more »




Working Together To Serve More

CLT Nonprofits, Editorials | May 16, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity is was submitted by a collaborative team from Apparo, Charlotte Community ToolBank and Restore Global. Working together, we will be able to serve more nonprofits by Caroline Wienecke, Restore Global… read more »




Erin Santos Won’t Let COVID-19 … or Cancer … Stop Her

CLT Nonprofits, Videos | April 29, 2020

In March 2020, most of the world came to a stop due to COVID-19 preventative measures. We all knew it would be incredibly destructive for businesses, but what about nonprofits? In the case of the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF), 1/3 of their annual… read more »




$10,000 – 13 Jobs – 1,000 Meals

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | April 28, 2020

It’s all about stirring the pot of uncertainty in a positive way … putting more beef in the stew.” Chef Ron Alhert of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC) and Tom Sasser of Burke Hospitality Group aren’t known for sitting around. As acti… read more »




Nominations Needed for National Philanthropy Day

CLT Nonprofits, Happenings | April 22, 2020

Every year the Charlotte chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) gathers to celebrate National Philanthropy Day. The day is designed to honor the individuals, groups, organizations and businesses in Charlotte who are creating a… read more »




The Front Steps Project Turns Photos into Food

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Happenings | April 8, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article was written by a close friend of The Biscuit, Tonya Reid. Tonya is a hairdresser and owner of T. Reid & Company, a salon and spa that has been cutting it up in Charlotte since 2001. T. Reid and Company is also a proud… read more »




Interesting Events – 100 Gardens, Ugly Sweaters, Prince & More

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | December 18, 2019

Oh no! Your family is coming into town for the Holidays but you’ve been so busy with office Christmas parties that you forgot to plan anything! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite events happening before the New Year. Grab yo… read more »




SEED20 Announces Class of 2020

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | December 5, 2019

It’s the season to bring the sunlight to 20 more innovative nonprofits sprouting up in the Queen City. Each year, the SEED20 program, created by  Social Venture Partners (SVP), selects 20 local nonprofits doing innovative work in Charlotte to undergo… read more »




Interesting Events – Miracles, Giving Tuesday, DaBaby & More

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | December 3, 2019

‘Tis the season of events in Charlotte. Here are a few that have us excited and intrigued. There’s Still Time to Taste the “Miracle on Monroe” Tonight  If you’ve been nibbling on The Biscuit, you’ll note that we have a sizeable crush on Chef Ron Ahle… read more »




5 Ridiculous Questions with Diane Restaino

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News, Happenings | November 8, 2019

Diane Restaino President/Founder, Joedance Film Festival Cancel whatever plans you have for tonight — we know where the cool kids will be. Tonight (Nov. 8), Joedance Film Festival is showcasing three original films during its second Joedance Premier… read more »




Find Your Chief Furry Officer – Meet Sierra

CLT Nonprofits, Happenings | October 30, 2019

October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” and we have partnered with Carolina P.A.W.S. to help our CFO (Cute, Furry Officer) colleagues get their dream jobs and their forever homes. Each week in October we have introduced you to a different adoptable sh… read more »




Find Your Chief Furry Officer – Meet Trinity

CLT Nonprofits, Happenings | October 26, 2019

Is your office and household in desperate need of a CFO (Cute, Furry Officer)? Well, they are in desperate need of you! October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” and we have partnered with Carolina P.A.W.S. to help our furry friends find their dream job… read more »




Creative News – Helping Nonprofits Make Their Mark

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | October 23, 2019

Make a Mark Announces Its Class of 2019 Make a Mark, a 12-hour design and development marathon pairing volunteer creatives with local humanitarian causes, has selected 15 organizations for its Nov. 9 sprint at Hygge Coworking at Jay Street. Charlotte… read more »




Find Your Chief Furry Officer – Meet Sam

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | October 15, 2019

Need a CFO (Cute, Furry Officer) to brighten up your office and home? October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” and we have partnered with Carolina P.A.W.S. to help some perfect pups find a new career path as your best friend! Each week in October we wi… read more »




Find Your Chief Furry Officer – Meet Callie

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | October 8, 2019

Are you currently hiring for the position of CFO (Cute, Furry Officer)? October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” and we have partnered with Carolina P.A.W.S. to help some of our furry friends find a forever home with amazing benefits! Each week in Octo… read more »




The Biscuit Podcast: Wendy Hickey & Armah Shiancoe

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Podcasts | October 2, 2019

Belly up to The Biscuit buffet, everyone! We hope your ears have taste buds, because today we’re serving up a delicious batch of The Biscuit Podcast for your aural pleasure. Tim interviews Wendy Hickey, founder of ArtPop Street Gallery, about her bac… read more »




Find Your Chief Furry Officer – Meet Ricky

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | October 2, 2019

Are you looking for a CFO (Cute, Furry Officer) for your family? October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” and we have partnered with Carolina P.A.W.S. to help some of our furry friends find a new job (and a forever home)! Each week in October we will f… read more »




The Biscuit Podcast – July 31, 2019

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Podcasts | July 31, 2019

In this episode of “CreativeMornings Rewind,” Matt Olin sits down for an extended conversation with Sonja Gantt about the impact she’s making as the executive director of the CMS Foundation and how her prior career informs her current role. Along the… read more »




The Biscuit Podcast – July 24, 2019

CLT Nonprofits, Music, Podcasts | July 23, 2019

This week on The Biscuit Podcast, co-producer and host Andy Goh serves up two servings of creative goodness. First up, a chat with Digi-Bridge founder David Jessup, Jr., on the heels of his recent announcement that he’ll be stepping down to return to… read more »




Community Matters Cafe — The Restorative Abilities of Art & Food

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits | July 22, 2019

As an extension of the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Community Matters Cafe creates a skilled and caring environment in which Mission residents work alongside industry professionals. And as the Cafe empowers the staff and adds to the economy of Charlotte… read more »