Charlotte Film Society will work alongside a skilled volunteer team to assess their business processes and create recommendations to improve efficiencies throughout their growing programs.
The Charlotte Film Society (CFS) is a 501(c)(3) that creates communal experiences through cinema to inspire and celebrate what connects us as humans. Their commitment to this goal is exemplified by their operations at the Independent Picture House, including the annual Charlotte Film Festival, and throughout Charlotte area communities as they foster cultural connections through film. Founded in 1982, the Charlotte Film Society continues to serve as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a choice in moviegoing experiences.
Due to recent growth in the organization through opening The Independent Picture House, Charlotte Film Society reached out to Apparo for assistance with developing new processes to support their new business model, which includes more people, more tasks, and a greater need for funding opportunities.
To address their needs, Apparo has paired CFS with a team of skilled volunteers who will first work to document current business processes within the organization, identifying potential risks and opportunities for improvements. Based on their findings, the team will provide a 2–3-year roadmap of prioritized recommendations, including simple changes that result in significant improvements, and longer-term recommendations, to improve efficiencies and allow CFS to continue their growth. For each recommendation volunteers will provide a suggested timeline and estimated cost to help the organization meet their needs.
- Volunteer Team:
- Chris JJ, Sunbelt Rentals
- Stevan Talevski, Varo Bank
- Arvind Chavar, LiftOne
- Sulakshana Chavar
- Nonprofit Team: Charlotte Film Society
- Brad Ritter
- Kendra Dodds
- Ivana Woodcock
- Brandy Ray
- Tracy Chandler
- Amy Teats (committee member)
- Terri Brown (committee member)
- Change Agent: Bob Louer