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#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.

#SpotlightOnCLT: Black Philanthropy Month 2021

Written by Sarah Haylett    on July 27, 2021

August is Black Philanthropy Month, and like last year, we are honored to help champion this NGAAP (New Generation of African American Philanthropists) - led conversation and celebration of #BPM2021CLT - Charlotte’s local celebration of Black Philanthropy Month, alongside other organizing partners The National Pan-Hellenic Council of CharlotteMy Brother’s Keeper Charlotte-Mecklenburg (MBK-CLT MECK) and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. If you would like to read more about how SHARE came to be involved with Black Philanthropy Month last year, click here

What is Black Philanthropy Month? 

Shop for GOOD is This Week!

Written by Sarah Haylett    on July 18, 2021

Shop for GOOD runs Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23

SHARE Charlotte's annual Shop for GOOD promotion encourages the community to shop for the tangible items local nonprofits need most to run their programs and businesses which can be found in SHARE Charlotte’s Give Shop® - an online marketplace that consolidates hundreds of local nonprofits’ Amazon wish lists. 

SHARE Charlotte Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Written by Sarah Haylett    on July 7, 2021    in



Diverse Mix of Business and Community Leaders Includes Three New Members

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (7/8/21) – SHARE Charlotte, a one-stop shop for connecting with 500+ Mecklenburg County nonprofits, today announced its 2021 Board of Directors that includes five returning members and three new additions including:

That's a Wrap on Our Fourth Annual SHARE Charlotte Nonprofit Summit!

June 14, 2021


On June 15, 2021, we hosted our fourth Annual Nonprofit Summit and spent the day with 150+ local nonprofit partners and community leaders!

The day's programming was aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector and providing meaningful connections as we came together to learn how to navigate new challenges and learn from experts, and each other, on how best to move forward. We explored the impact that the pandemic had on the nonprofit sector, highlighted how many nonprofits chose to adapt to the new environment, and closed with actionable steps on how to move forward. Every segment featured honest dialogue that broke down stigma and encouraged honest conversation.



Meet the Local Nonprofits Receiving Tech Idea Incubator Fund Grants!

April 29, 2021    in

Tech Rising, an initiative founded by AvidXchange, was created with a 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 25th of this year.

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

#SpotlightOnCLT: La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool

Written by Holly Blackman    on April 28, 2021    in

“Volunteers are truly essential, especially for these children who benefit from a high level of attention, Pat Shaw, Director of La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool in Davidson, explained. “They (volunteers) speak English with the children - different accents, different backgrounds and different vocabularies. Plus, they share invaluable talents. These interactions are cultural experiences for everyone,” said Shaw. 

Spotlight On Our Sponsor: Duke Energy

April 23, 2021    in

How COVID-19 is Shaping Philanthropic Giving at Duke Energy

Duke Energy has been a long time supporter of DO GOOD Week and their unwavering commitment to our nonprofit community doesn’t end there, not even close. Curious how COVID-19 and the past year has impacted Duke Energy’s philanthropic giving? Read this quick Q&A to learn more about their current focus areas, what employee engagement looks like these days, and just how much they have invested in COVID relief efforts. 

The pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives. How has Duke Energy supported its customers, communities and employees?

#SpotlightOnCLT: Mind Body Baby NC

Written by Eden Estabrook    on April 21, 2021    in

“It takes a village to raise a child” - African Proverb

We’re all familiar with the saying. Even if you didn’t know its origins, you’ve likely heard it said. The proverb is based on the premise that the responsibility of caring for a child extends beyond parents to the community in which they live.  

It’s this mentality that Mind Body Baby NC takes to heart. Raising a child is hard enough as it is, not to mention navigating the complexities of pre-and-postpartum struggles like postpartum depression, anxiety and birth trauma.