• Non-Profit Resources

  • About 100 of the Chamber’s 1,300 members are non-profit organizations. Are you one of these non-profit members? Our Chamber works hard to provide you with the support you need to thrive in our community.Below are some benefits the Chamber provides you, our non-profit members, plus links to other beneficial resources.

    Don’t see what you need here? Contact us directly at (919) 967-7075 and let us know how we can help!

    Connecting You with Valuable Information

    Each month the Chamber hosts the Non-Profit Roundtable, an event designed specifically to:

    • give you access to the best information from area experts,

    • help you build solid, meaningful connections with other non-profit leaders

    • and to provide you space to collectively address and solve problems.

    Recent Non-Profit Roundtables have featured speakers on communications planning and social media, effective and creative fundraising, volunteer and board engagement, and hosting efficient and effective meetings.  

    Non-Profit Roundtables are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Chamber office, alternating between afternoon and evening sessions. Visit carolinachamber.org/events for the description of each Non-Profit Roundtable. This event is free for Chamber member non-profits to attend.

    Connecting You to People

    You have access to the Chamber’s largest networking event – Face Time – each month, but even when you can’t make it to an event, the Chamber works to connect your organizations to clients, donors, and for-profit organizations.

    • Your non-profit is listed in the Chamber’s online business directory.

    • Your non-profit has a member page on our website. Check out the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Y’s member page for an example.

    • The Chamber features a non-profit at each month’s Business After Hours event as the Non-Profit Spotlight. The monthly spotlight receives promotion in the Chamber’s print and e-newsletter, in addition to space at their specified After Hours to display promotional materials and connect with guests. Connect with Chela Tu to be added to the Non-Profit Spotlight waitlist.

    • You can submit your organization’s news – upcoming event notices, press releases, and more – for inclusion in the Member News section of the Chamber’s monthly e-newsletter, Upcoming Events.Submit your member news online here

    • Each year, Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro participants choose a Chamber member non-profit to support through their Small Miracles project, an effort to raise $500 or more for a community non-profit.

    Saving You Money

    We work hard to improve your bottom line. You may rent the Louise Beck Properties Conference Room three times each year for free, after which you may rent the conference room at a reduced rate for non-profits.  For more information, connect with Nicholas Johnson.

    In addition to conference room rental, you have access to all the Chamber’s money-saving partnerships and Member to Member Benefits.

    Additional Community Resources for Non-Profits

    Looking for event, meeting, or conference room space?

    • Call Nicholas Johnson at the Chamber (919.357.9989) to learn more about renting the Chamber's conference room at the discounted non-profit rate. 

    • Learn more here about fellow Chamber members who offer space for events and meetings. 

    • University Mall hosts non-profit events! Contact Sarah Enten for more information

    Hoping to connect with potential board members, donors, or non-profit professionals? Check out:

    Want to leverage the support of the business community to raise funds for your organization?

    • Connect with Shawn Slome at Twig, and ask about Twig's 10% non-profit donations campaign.

    • Connect with Jessica Nalbone at Whole Foods to learn more about Whole Foods' 5% Donation Day: the store selects one local non-profit each quarter to receive 5% of a single day's net sales (donation value is approximately $4,000-$6,000). The days are pre-determined at the start of the fiscal year, and Whole Foods accepts applications year-round on a rolling basis. Jessica can also tell you more about Whole Foods' in-kind donations and the Whole Kids Foundation Salad Bar/School Garden Grants