A new center for training and collaboration to inspire and equip non-profit professionals

The Challenge

If you're one of the many non-profits working to address the wide-ranging needs of the Charlotte area, you're far too familiar with the challenges that we all face. There are just too few resources to support hard-working, devoted non-profit professionals who are doing life-changing work, making burnout all too common. For our community to thrive, we must, too. That's why we've established The Forum, Charlotte's new center for non-profit staff and leadership to learn, grow, renew, and collaborate.

The Vision

Launched in early 2023, The Forum is a community hub for education, training, mentoring, and collaboration for non-profit professionals. Located conveniently on Hope Haven's campus, we are offering cost-effective training and continuing education from top educators and presenters open to the non-profit community on wide-ranging topics such as:

Mental Health


First Aid & CPR

Boundaries & Ethics

Cultural Competence

Critical Conversations

Trauma-informed Care

Substance Use Disorder

Community Engagement

Practical Self-Care Strategies

About Us

Our Goal

We seek to develop a common language, employ unified best practices, and create opportunities for inter-agency mentoring and collaboration.

Our Values

Community, Connection, Collaboration

Get Involved

Contact Barbara Thomas
[email protected]
or Kristin Blinson
[email protected]
for more information or to join our mailing list to receive the latest news.

By empowering and connecting nonprofit staff, we will be better equipped to impact our community and serve with confidence and longevity.

Artwork by Michael Tompsett
Artwork by Michael Tompsett

3815 N. Tryon Street; Charlotte, NC 28206