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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.


#SpotlightOnCLT: Giving Black Matters

August 25, 2021

Giving Black Matters
A Call for Philanthropy That Believes In Our Humanity and Invests In Our Equality
Written by Valaida Fullwood
This Saturday, August 28th is CLT Gives Black, a day of concerted financial giving to Black-founded and Black-led nonprofits serving Charlotte-Mecklenburg that aims to counter funding disparities. This piece by Valaida Fullwood, originally published by Medium, addresses funding inequities and underscores why “TENacity: Making Equity Real” is the theme of BPM 2021.


Photo: June 2020 protest against injustice, Charlotte, NC | V. Fullwood

Tech Rising “Tech Idea Incubator” Fund Grant Stories of Impact

August 18, 2021

Tech Rising, an initiative founded by AvidXchange, was created with the goal of helping to eliminate the digital divide and foster digital inclusion here in Charlotte. The initiative launched last summer and AvidXChange hosted their first Tech Rising Virtual Summit in partnership with SHARE Charlotte on February 25, 2021.

The Virtual Summit brought together local government officials, public school representatives, business leaders, nonprofits, and members of the community all of whom play a key part in bridging the digital divide in our community. 

Gresham Smith Community Impact Player: Patricke Ward

Written by Sarah Haylett    on August 13, 2021

The Gresham Smith Community Impact Player is a business community leader who lends their time and treasure to help local nonprofits. This month's Community Impact Player is Patricke Ward. Patricke is a Senior Underwriter for Selective Insurance and helps support The Academy of Goal Achievers (TAOGA) which provides mentorship and college readiness programs for Black youth. Patricke not only gives his own time but has rallied his co-workers in supporting this organization with funding and volunteer support. Read the following interview with Courtnie Coble McIntosh, Executive Director of The Academy of Goal Achievers, to learn more about Patricke's work with TAOGA:

Who is The Academy of Goal Achievers?

#SpotlightOnCLT: Communities in Schools

Written by Sarah Haylett    on August 9, 2021

Written by Amy Andrews

Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Working in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Communities In Schools (CIS) engages with students and their families within their home school via full-time, trained Site Coordinators. 

CIS is Charlotte’s largest non-profit that serves students who are overwhelmingly children of color. Last year alone, CIS served over 4,000 K-12 students through 53 schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg system. 

#SpotlightOnCLT: GardHouse

Written by Perrine DeShield    on August 5, 2021

Written by Perrine DeShield

Ask any college graduate or an associate with a new entry-level job how important experience is in landing their first big job. I’m confident that every single one will tell you that both experience and valuable connections are the most important things to have. When you’re new to an industry or embarking on the first stop along your career journey, the best way to know what you’re getting yourself into is by getting behind the driver’s seat and taking out that new potential role out for a test drive. What better test drive than an internship within the field you look to enter?

Spotlight on CLT Podcast Show Notes and Episodes

Written by Sarah Haylett    on August 3, 2021

We are excited to debut the Spotlight on CLT Podcast presented by TIAA and hosted by Keith Cradle, Ph.D.

This month we are going to be shining our spotlight on our Black-led and Black-benefitting nonprofit partners and talking about how you can support their crucial work in the community. You can listen to the Spotlight on CLT podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or in the web player below.