Month: April 2020

8 Business Re-Start Suggestions for Regional Nonprofits

Nonprofits and businesses alike are being encouraged to design a re-start plan unique to their own operations even before the multi-phased re-opening of Ohio’s economy starting on May 1, 2020.  Cincinnati’s Government Strategies Group elaborated on these suggestions below in the April 21, 2020 Cincinnati Business Courier article “Here are 8 things you need to consider before reopening your business“:  

  • Be working on a plan right now. 
  • Write down specific policies. 
  • Be thinking about what supplies you’ll need when reopening. (This could include hand sanitizer, masks and disinfecting wipes.)
  • Know the levels your business will be able to operate at. 
  • Communicate, both internally and externally. 
  • Lead from the top. 
  • Stay tuned in. 
  • Be patient.

Need help moving on these suggestions?  Turn to OneSource Center for assistance on highlighted suggestions of planning business re-launches  and getting supplies and cleaning materials to keep clients/staffs safe.  Be sure to sign-up for email newsletters and social media updates (Facebook and LinkedIn) for the latest in nonprofit news.


Grant Assisted UC Student Assistance in Response to COVID-19

Through UC’s Service Learning Co-op program, students can gain real-world experience and earn a paycheck while supporting community nonprofits. (*Wage assistance available to qualifying nonprofits.)  Through this program, nonprofit employers receive:

  • High quality student work
  • Competitive and caring applicant pools
  • Students compensated at no cost to your organization, if qualified
  • Professional development training for students

Requirements for nonprofit participation:  

  • A meaningful work experience with the opportunity to develop transferable skills
  • A dedicated supervisor willing to provide evaluative feedback 
  • An approved employer application

More details available:  UC Service Learning     Contact Paula Harper with additional questions.  

Details for receiving compensation reimbursement:  (more…)

Duke Energy Grant Applications due April 30

Duke Energy Workforce Development and Training Grant applications are due on April 30. These grants support workforce development programs that address the most pressing skills gaps in local communities. Programs addressing skills gaps; programs cultivating the energy-sector’s future workforce; and programs serving under-represented, low-income or diverse audiences, including women and minorities, will be given preference in this grant cycle. Deadline is April 30. Find more information and links to these opportunities on the OneSource Calendar

April 2020 Newsletter

Cincinnati Nonprofit Roundtable “Develop Your Nonprofit COVID-19 Playbook”

Join Cincinnati regional nonprofit leaders
Thursday, April 9, 2020  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Cincinnati Nonprofit Roundtable: Peer-to-Peer LIVE
“Develop Your Nonprofit COVID-19 Response”
For an interactive conversation among nonprofit leaders

Brought to you in partnership with OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Leadership Council for Nonprofits and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

The conversation will focus on some of the most critical aspects of leading through this time and will focus on:

  • Navigating the financial impact and creative fundraising opportunities 
  • Supporting staff and engaging volunteers 
  • Pivoting as a business


Panelists include:  

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, seek feedback on challenges, learn from peers, and iterate on examples shared with the group in real time.  

Hosted by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, featuring Leadership Council for Nonprofits and OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Registration for this session is here:

Please share this information to other nonprofits through your social media and email networks!

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