How To/Resources

From awesome event spaces and training classes, to funding sources and career development opportunities, to powerful creative tools and new ways of looking at old problems, we’re dedicated to putting valuable resources onto the radars of all Queen City creatives.






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 »




RECIPES FIT FOR A QUEEN: Korean Short Ribs

How To/Resources | February 11, 2019


Marinade: – 1 cup Low sodium soy sauce – 2 tbls puree Pinapple – 2 tbls puree Kiwi – 1 tbls garlic – 2 tbls fresh ginger – 1/4 sugar ( optional ) – Thinly-sliced Shortribs (Best place to buy is Asian market/Compare Foods) – Bok Choy – Jasmine Rice In… 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 »




Recipes Fit for a Queen: Rosemary Mustard Turkey Burgers

How To/Resources | January 28, 2019


Rosemary Mustard Turkey Burgers from Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen Ingredients 1 Lb. Ground Turkey 3 Tablespoons of Smoked Chili and Rosemary Mustard Sliced Swiss Cheese Instructions: Mix 3 Tablespoons of Smoked Chili and Rosemary Mustard with 1 pound of gro… read more »




Reinhart’s Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

How To/Resources | January 14, 2019


There are many ways to make biscuits, whether drop style, cream biscuits, lard or shortening biscuits, angel biscuits, you name it. But this recipe and method makes a very flaky and tender biscuit, and the lamination method described below causes the… read more »




RECIPES FIT FOR A QUEEN: What Do You Mean Green Strawberries?

How To/Resources | December 29, 2018


Instructions: 1oz of Tito’s vodka 1oz of green strawberry tarragon syrup Add these ingredients into shaker filled with ice Shake/double strain into champagne flute Top with prosecco or champagne Garnish with pickled green strawberries Recipe for Gree… read more »




Hot local gifts when you’re a hot mess

How To/Resources | December 13, 2018


When you’re exceptionally good at waiting until you’re screwed during the holidays, you’d better be equally adept at unscrewing yourself. To do that, you don’t just need to know where to get great gifts. You need to know how to get Hail Mary, CYA gif… read more »




Recipes Fit for A Queen: Mezcal Saffron Eggnog

How To/Resources | December 13, 2018


Let’s ring in the holidays with a cocktail from Charlotte’s Master Mixologist, Bob Peters. Mezcal Saffron Eggnog with Homemade Eggnog (Makes 6-8 servings) Ingredients: 4 egg yolks 1/3 cup of sugar plus one tablespoon 1 pint of whole milk 1 cup of hea… read more »