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EDITORIAL: The State of Nonprofit Pay in Charlotte
By Josh Jacobson
What should someone who leads a Charlotte-based nonprofit organization earn as a salary? As you contemplate that question, what thoughts are coming to mind?
For some, there is some sort of threshold of what seems “appropriate” for a nonprofit leader. After all, your financial contributions as gifts to the organization are in part fueling that nonprofit’s business model. But, is that the right perspective?
To explore this dynamic further, Next Stage surveyed nonprofit leaders from nonprofit executives from across the Charlotte area to produce the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Nonprofit Executive Compensation Study. The findings were very interesting and may not link up with your presumptions.
After reading insight from nonprofit leaders about their compensation, we at The Biscuit wanted to hear from one of them about her experience on the job.
PODCAST: “Exit Interview” with Molly Shaw
When long-serving community leaders move on to new challenges, we celebrate their time, but rarely stop to hear about what they learned on the job. But, we should. And, we did.
In the very first edition of our new “Exit Interview” podcast, Tim Miner chatted with Molly Shaw shortly after ending her long tenure as president and CEO of Communities In Schools, about the expectations she had when taking the job, the challenges she faced and what she sees as the greatest needs schools are facing today.
Celebrating Charlotte’s Latinx Creatives
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15, and we’re commemorating it by sharing glimpses of Charlotte’s incredible Latinx creatives on our Instagram feed and website. To help us determine which creatives to feature, we asked our followers for suggestions … and they were not shy. When it comes to talented Latinx creatives, the Queen City has an embarrassment of riches. And, that’s something to celebrate.
#ICYMI – Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Invest in Creatives
On Tuesday night, Mecklenburg County joined a partnership with the City of Charlotte and the THRIVE Fund, with each contributing $1MM toward this effort, to create a new $3MM fund focused on the creative community.
Charlotte Is Creative, Hue House, Arts & Science Council (ASC) and Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) are working together to manage the funds with a mission to invest in and directly impact individual artists/creatives, as well as arts, science and history organizations experiencing COVID-related challenges.
The McCrorey YMCA Teens Use Art to “Know Justice”
Earlier this summer, 14 teens teamed up with Charlotte artist Georgie Nakima to paint a “Know Justice” mural on the side of the McCrorey YMCA on Beatties Ford Road. Nakima also designed and painted the branch’s basketball court with NBA 2K Foundations program last year.
CLT’s Toughest Crew Is Bringing Art to a Pop-Up Near You
This Sunday, the Tough A$$ Crew, a collective of Charlotte visual artists who gathered on Instagram are bringing their work into the new world. With the help and support of Dan Koster of The Evening Muse, they’re opening a pop-up gallery in the former Sunshine Daydreams space.
This project came together quickly and when the call went out, more than 20 artists showed up to donate their time decorating the walls. The gallery will sell the works of 60+ local creatives and will be open for the next 60 days (and hopefully much longer if we all support it with our dollars).
PODCAST: Henry Rock Shares his “Who Built Me Story”
Henry Rock, founder of City Startup Labs, works to help aspiring young entrepreneurs, so it makes sense that he knows a thing or two about the value of a mentor in building social capital. It’s no surprise then, that he himself had several influential figures in his life that helped shaped him into the leader he is today.
In the latest episode of “Who Built Me,” Henry shares the lessons he learned from his great grandmother Ella, his father and a professional influence who helped Henry build his foundation in Black-owned media. All of them pushed him to look back and forward and pursue excellence in all things.
The “Who Built Me” podcast series is sponsored by Foundation for the Carolinas.
BISCUIT BLITZ: A Quick Conversation with Sydney Duarte
Sydney Duarte (AKA The Traveling Gypsy) is a bright bolt of creative energy and positivity. And in the 18 years she’s been in Charlotte, she’s shared her energy and smile with everyone around her — including as a yoga teacher, a community connector, and the embodiment of Queen City wanderlust.
Spend a few minutes getting “Biscuit Blitzed” with Sydney and Matt Olin as they discuss her commitment to wellness, one-ness and adventure.
Just outside Uptown, across the street from the Panthers’ “space-age practice bubble” on Cedar Street, the Charlotte Rescue Mission is a beautiful reminder of Charlotte’s past, but it’s an incredibly active part of our present.
From its residential recovery programs that help people struggling with the disease of addiction achieve long-term sobriety to Community Matters Cafe, the Charlotte Rescue Mission provides a place for Charlotte to gather while providing career training that gives program-members a second chance at life and work. That’s the building’s present … but what about its past?
Prior to becoming home to Charlotte Rescue Mission’s Rebound Program in the 1990s and their Community Matters Cafe in 2019, these buildings were known as the Southern Spindle & Flyer Company Building and the Standard Oil Company Complex respectively.
With the addition of railroads in 1852, Charlotte’s growing textile industry was prepared to boom. By 1910, Charlotte was the heart of a bustling textile industry region in the southeast. These two buildings being built in the 1910s and 1920s were a direct result of companies moving to the Queen City to capitalize on the city’s growing economy.
Charlotte’s past is often hard to find in our city’s architecture so we love to see when organizations like Charlotte Rescue Mission choose to “rescue” these spaces rather than tear down and build anew.
Directions: 907 W 1st St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Don’t go ’round hungry. If you missed the last batch of The Biscuit, don’t worry. We’ve kept it warm for you. This batch features stories about:
- A new Teen Actor’s Lab program from Blumenthal Performing Arts
- A look at Matt Olin’s lifelong love affair with the stage
- A photo story of The Stage of our Stages
- Neighborhood Theatre’s unique art auction
- A “Where Are We In CLT” trip to the McGlohon Theatre
Click here to dig in, y‘all.
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