Apparo announces second G.A.I.N. cohort, powered by Lowe’s, with 6 Charlotte nonprofits
The inaugural GAIN cohort received nearly $2 million for tech transformations
(CHARLOTTE, NC) —
Apparo recently announced that 10 Charlotte nonprofits graduated from a technology transformation program, G.A.I.N. (Growth, Agility and Innovation for Nonprofits) powered by Lowe’s, and received a total value of nearly $2 million in technology, services, and support. Through 6,700 hours of pro bono service delivered by Apparo and 124 volunteers, the nonprofits received technology upgrades, training, consulting and change management support to overcome challenges so that they can do more to fulfill their missions. Apparo is a Charlotte-based nonprofit that partners with corporations to leverage technology and improve nonprofit business processes so they can create more positive social change in the community.
The graduating nonprofits are: A Better World, Carolina Raptor Center, JazzArts Charlotte, Memory & Movement Charlotte, RunningWorks, S.T.A.R.S. Math & English Academy, Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte, The Independence Fund, Young Black Leadership Alliance, and Youth Development Initiatives.
At the celebratory event, held last Thursday at Microsoft’s Charlotte campus, Lowe’s announced it is extending its commitment to the program and will support a second cohort of Charlotte nonprofits. Those nonprofits are: OMITT Innovative Solutions, Profound Gentleman, Digi Bridge, Changed Choices, Veterans Bridge Home, and ASPIRE Community Capital.
“Lowe’s has a storied history of supporting its communities,” said Seemantini Godbole, Lowe’s executive vice president, chief digital and information officer. “Our partnership with Apparo helps us continue these commitments and we are thrilled to support a second G.A.I.N. cohort this fall.”
Kim Lanphear, CEO of Apparo, adds, “We deeply value our funding partners and volunteers who make it possible for Apparo to transform the way that nonprofits function, so that they can do more to help people thrive in our community.”