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April 20, 2021

OFB Success Story: The Savage Way

The Savage Way was in high demand, creating clean graffiti messaging and moss art as a medium for messaging and branding. Then COVID-19 hit. The co-owners Torrie Savage and Paula Bartlett, share how they were able to pivot their non-traditional creative agency, during the midst of the pandemic.

April 16, 2021

OFB Success Story: YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Amid an incredibly difficult year, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte faced unforeseeable changes to its organization as a result of COVID-19. When the pandemic reached Charlotte in March 2020, the YMCA was confronted with a projected loss of millions in revenue and the elimination of several full-time positions.

April 8, 2021

OFB Success Story: Atrium Health

As the largest employer in Charlotte, Atrium Health values career development and invests in professional development resources to give its employees opportunities to succeed. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Atrium Health saw fluctuations in resources and staff allocation, affecting many of its workforce development programs.

March 26, 2021

OFB Success Story: Community Culinary School of Charlotte

Committed to helping people with barriers to employment find opportunities through culinary training, the Community Culinary School of Charlotte (CCSC) looked for an answer to help continue fulfilling its mission during COVID-19.

March 19, 2021

OFB Success Story: International Technology Development Program

The International Technology Development Program has the goal of making world-class training opportunities and job placement services affordable. However, the non-profit tech-training institute needed to overcome the challenge with providing these trainings at a low cost during COVID-19, due to the high demand for free technology training as a result of job-related shifts.

March 12, 2021

OFB Success Story: UNC Charlotte

Back in March 2020, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Continuing Education program shifted to all online instruction in order to comply with the state’s stay-at-home mandate. The university overcame challenges to keep its faculty and students safe while staying true to its mission to educate students.

March 2, 2021

OFB Success Story: Carolinas Aviation Museum

The unpredictability of COVID-19 forced Carolinas Aviation Museum to re-think its operations. Their big plans to launch a $20 million Capital Campaign in March 2020 was quickly put on hold when COVID-19 hit, resulting in a major loss. Despite the economic challenges, the organization was determined to adapt and keep its impactful education programs running.

February 19, 2021

OFB Success Story: Tech Talent South

Tech Talent South (TTS), a women-owned tech recruitment, training, and staffing company had 48 hours to pivot from their in-person training environment to virtual training to ensure a seamless experience for all participants and hiring partners.

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