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Grassroots Nonprofit Giving Guide

Written by Erin Morris    on December 3, 2021    in

Grassroots Nonprofit Giving Guide

presented by SHARE Charlotte and WellsFargo

The Grassroots Nonprofit Giving Guide features 36 grassroots non profit organizations that are leading efforts to create change deep in the Charlotte communities that they serve. Each nonprofit is highlighted so you can understand their mission, impact, and easy ways you can support them during this holiday season. 

Click here to see how you can support nonprofits who are creating better outcomes for our community members!

We encourage you to spend time with friends, family, and your Charlotte network reviewing this magazine guide.  Please share so that these small but impactful nonprofits can have their voice heard.

Lowe's Continues to Advance Our Community in 2021

Written by Erin Morris    on November 29, 2021
#GivingTuesdayCLT would not be possible without the generosity of local companies like Lowe’s who have supported this local celebration of the global day of generosity for 4 consecutive years. We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight Lowe’s commitment to supporting local nonprofits and how they inspire philanthropy within their corporate culture.

What is exciting to you about #GivingTuesdayCLT?

Spiracle Continues to Give CLT Something (GOOD) to Buzz About

Written by Erin Morris    on November 26, 2021

We are so grateful to have Spiracle Media as an Official Partner of #GivingTuesdayCLT for a third year in a row! This video content agency was built in 2011 with one purpose: to tell stories. And through their artful storytelling, they have given back greatly to Charlotte's nonprofit community by giving a voice to many causes and organizations for the past ten years. Read more about Spiracle Media and how they use their craft for GOOD in this quick Q & A with Co-Founder and COO, Jarod Latch. 

1. Why did Spiracle decide to support #GivingTuesdayCLT again this year? 

Nonprofit Holiday Giving Guide

Written by Erin Morris    on November 22, 2021    in
Your Guide to Holiday Giving for Charlotte Nonprofits
Are you looking for a nonprofit to support this holiday season? Join in with friends and family and use this Holiday Giving Guide below to give nonprofits exactly what they are wishing for this holiday season.  You can make an impact by providing support in exactly the way these organizations need the most, everything from socks, pajamas, toys, gift cards to volunteering!

Review the list below and see how much GOOD you can do by helping our local nonprofit community during #GivingSeasonCLT. Happy Shopping!
Nonprofit Holiday Giving Guide:

#GivingTuesdayCLT 2021

Written by Erin Morris    on November 9, 2021    in
What is #GivingTuesdayCLT? 

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and our world. Created in 2012 as a simple idea - a day that encourages people to come together and do good - this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity each year.

SHARE Charlotte Promotes Melissa Hovey to Managing Director

Written by Sarah Haylett    on October 18, 2021



CHARLOTTE, N.C. (10/18/21) – SHARE Charlotte, a one-stop-shop for connecting with 500+ Mecklenburg County nonprofits, today promoted former Marketing Director, Melissa Hovey, to Managing Director of the nearly 10-year-old organization. 

“The pandemic gave us the opportunity to revisit every aspect of SHARE Charlotte from our mission and staffing to who and how we serve our constituents,” said SHARE Charlotte Board Chair, Colleen Brannan. “From these strategic planning exercises, an obvious leader emerged in Melissa and the Board could not be more pleased to promote her as the organization continues to evolve.”

#SpotlightOnCLT: Charlotte Bilingual Preschool

Written by Sarah Haylett    on October 6, 2021

Reflections on Heritage
Written by Banu Valladares

When I first walked into Charlotte Bilingual Preschool (CltBP) in 2017, I felt what everyone feels: a sense of belonging to a place where I could be fully me.

That was not my original experience of my new home, though. I moved to the United States in 1982 with many privileges: money, language, and familiarity from many years of travel. As the novelty of moving to the dream country wore off, isolation set in. I missed all the “familiars” that had so far defined me: my family, my language, my traditions, my culture. I no longer “belonged.” 

It took me years to understand and be able to name what is so drastically different in the United States: a focus on the individual first vs. a focus on the community. I came to learn that this difference stems from the history, geography, and climate realities that set the United States apart.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Carolina Migrant Network

September 23, 2021

Written by Stefania Arteaga

In the Queen City, our Latinx community has deep roots in immigrant justice. In January 2020, the Carolina Migrant Network (CMN) was co-founded by Stefania Arteaga, a longtime activist that calls Charlotte home since immigrating from El Salvador, and immigration attorney Becca O’Neill. CMN is the first of its kind in the Carolinas, working to provide pro bono services to fight deportations and family separations happening in our community. 

#SpotlightOnCLT: Hispanic Heritage Month

Written by Sarah Haylett    on September 13, 2021

It's Hispanic Heritage Month, and in Charlotte, we are celebrating locally with #HHMCLT2021!

We are honored to help champion this conversation and celebration alongside other organizing partners, Latin American Coalition, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, and Charlotte Bilingual Preschool!

What is SHARE's Role in #HHMCLT2021?

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on Sept. 15 and we are excited to spend the month honoring the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latin Americans!

Announcing the SHARE Charlotte and City of Charlotte Jumpstart Grantee Partnership

Written by Sarah Haylett    on August 30, 2021

The City of Charlotte and SHARE Charlotte have a mutual desire to provide resources to local grassroots nonprofits. In 2019, we began to explore ways to collaborate and provide access to professional development opportunities and social capital (connection to other nonprofits, funders, local experts, etc.) 

We are excited to announce that we have formalized this partnership, giving the City of Charlotte's JumpStart Grantees access to all of SHARE Charlotte's programming, including educational workshops, networking events, an annual Nonprofit Summit, and more. SHARE Charlotte is thrilled to continue making connections, providing resources, and building cohesiveness for Charlotte's nonprofit community, and this new partnership with the City will continue that growth. 

Read this interview with Lacey Williams, Program Manager of the City of Charlotte, to learn more about this partnership.