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.






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 »




Last-Minute Awesome: Mandolin Orange Plays HousingFest

CLT Nonprofits, Happenings | June 19, 2019


“Art is my bridge over troubled waters. People in crisis face situations that are exhausting, terrifying and all-consuming. The opportunity to create, engage and relax cannot be overlooked.” – Katie Church, Community Relations Specialist, Urban Minis… read more »




Charlotte Is Sharing

CLT Nonprofits | June 18, 2019


The Daring Do Gooders of SHARE Charlotte and the head Biscuit makers from Charlotte Is Creative had a little pow wow in the “Yellow Room” at the new Hygge on Jay Street last week. What creative good will spin out of that meeting, you ask? Just you wa… read more »




Brit Drozda Makes Something Beautiful

CLT Nonprofits, Music, Podcasts | May 29, 2019


Growing up with parents who supported their children’s creativity, Brit Drozda and her brother indulged a love of music from an early age. The wrote and performed together in high school and Brit accelerated her live performances at Davidson College…. read more »




The Biscuit Podcast – The Knight Foundation’s Celebrate Charlotte Arts Grant

CLT Nonprofits, How To/Resources, Podcasts | May 16, 2019


In April, the Knight Foundation announced the creation of a new initiative, Celebrate Charlotte Arts, inspired by recent efforts like BOOM Charlotte and Goodyear Arts. A unique program designed to bolster and accelerate the growth of the arts and its… read more »




Larken, Dimple & Braxton

CLT Nonprofits, CreativeMornings/CLT, Podcasts | February 6, 2019


CreativeMornings/Charlotte Podcast Ever heard of Raisin Pie? Nah. Neither have we. This week, Tim Miner & Matt Olin quiz it up about Charlotte history & talk about passion for civic service with Larken Egleston, Braxton Winston, & Dimple… read more »




Empowering Hidden Leaders to Drive Community Change

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | June 13, 2019


“By design it’s called an experience, because it is just that. You won’t be able to unsee or un-know what you learn…” – Alexandra Arrington, Director of Community Impact for Justice Initiative When the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force rel… read more »