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.






Sprinkles of History: National Donut Day & The Salvation Army

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | June 6, 2019


Upon reading that tomorrow – June 7 –  is National Donut Day, you probably reacted one of two ways: 1) Eye-rolling about yet another National Blah Blah Blah Day, or … 2) Yay! Free donuts! But, did you know the history behind the beloved Donut Day c… read more »




Stacy Cassio of Pink Mentor Network

CLT Nonprofits, How To/Resources, Videos | March 12, 2019


Stacy Cassio of Pink Mentor Network drops an elevator pitch like a champ with assists from Kristi Thomas and Rodrick Banks of Wells Fargo. Watch this and learn how it’s done!




People of Charlotte: A Few Bytes About The Dottie Rose Foundation

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Columnists | May 16, 2019


You know we believe that Charlotte is a creative city. It’s also a generous one. While it doesn’t make the headlines every day, our home is bursting with people drawing from the life experience and giving of their social, financial and creative capit… read more »




Moira Quinn

CLT Creatives, CLT Nonprofits, Videos | December 30, 2018


Khalia Braswell of INTech Camp for Girls throws down an epic elevator pitch to Moira Quinn of Charlotte Center City Partners. Want some pitching tips from Moira Quinn? Click here »






Chris Elmore

CLT Nonprofits, How To/Resources, Videos | October 22, 2018


In this episode, Amanda Zullo of Pop-Up Produces pitches to Chris Elmore of AvidXChange. Want more tips? Click here »




Take This Job and Shove It – Break Out by Breaking Good

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, Editorials | April 22, 2019


Oh no! The end of the Breaking Good series! This week we close it out by calling for an infusion of private sector talent into our local nonprofit organizations. It’s a concept that goes against conventional wisdom and yet it’s exactly what we need…. read more »




SHARE Charlotte: 9 Unique Ways for Teens to Give Their Time

CLT Nonprofits, For Newcomers, How To/Resources | April 10, 2019


At The Biscuit, we get excited about handing the reins over to tomorrow’s emerging leaders. Leadership is leadership. Inviting teens and young adults into creative public service is our jam. And, when we saw this article by chief storyteller, Nicole… read more »




If Your Nonprofit Fails in the Forest, Will Anyone Hear It?

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | March 12, 2019


Being “the best kept secret in Charlotte” might sound cool, but it’s rarely a recipe for success. And, that gets us to the question: Should nonprofits be encouraged to spend money on marketing their missions?In this week’s installment of “Breaking Go… read more »




When Volunteerism Turns Toxic

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | February 26, 2019


Well, I finally did it. I picked a topic so taboo that I was rejected by several area experts when asked to go on record for this installment of “Breaking Good.” Apparently, I’m pushing boundaries and buttons here, folks. This week, I’m coining the p… read more »




Desperately Seeking Disruption

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | February 11, 2019


There are a ton of nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte region. Thousands, in fact. Are there too many? Is that even a thing? We’re unpacking this urban legend and making a passionate case that an increased number of nonprofits is not only a good… read more »




73 Steps to Greatness

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News, Happenings | February 11, 2019


The best way to get the blood flowing to your creative brain on a Friday morning is by taking four flights of stairs … right? RIGHT? Boasting a rock star lineup of city council members Braxton Winston, Dimple Ajmera, Tariq Bokhari and Larken Eagletso… read more »




Breaking Good: Forget “Charity.” Think Like a Business.

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, How To/Resources | January 28, 2019


Time to break Rule #1 — Nonprofits Should Raise Most of Their Dollars from Donations Click here to see the first installment of “Breaking Good” with Josh Jacobson. When I say “nonprofit,” do you think “charity?” What do these words mean and how do y… read more »




Learn More about MoRA

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 28, 2019


This neighborhood profile was submitted by Faron Franks, a Principal at the firm Shook Kelley Architects and resident of MoRA. It started with the house. A Realtor calling to say, “I think I found what you’re looking for.” Then a soggy, skeptical dri… read more »




Aaron Anderson Bands CLT Together with Bracelets

CLT Nonprofits | January 14, 2019


All the “No thank you” or “I’m not interested” responses get you closer to the “Yes, I’ll buy one” or “I’ll get one for me and one for my friend” replies. – Aaron Anderson, AnderBerry Bracelets At each month’s meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte, l… read more »