Month: March 2021

Donations to Common Good Program Support Individuals in Need

The OneSource Center Common Good Voucher Program is an answer to community need, providing free retail products to individuals in our region impacted by the pandemic or challenging times. The program is a continuation of an initiative begun in 2020 which allows nonprofit agencies to recommend low-income clients to the OneSource Center program.  Individuals utilizing the voucher program come from a variety of backgrounds, but can be from recovery centers or homeless shelters or dealing with pandemic times. Voucher recipients are working with agency representatives to establish self-sufficiency, and this program supports this vision. 

All donations to the Common Good Voucher Program are used to provide vouchers to clients of nonprofit agencies.Items available through the program can include personal care, household and kitchen items and even furniture – items donated to OneSource Center’s warehouse distribution center by philanthropic corporate donors.  Free vouchers for extremely reasonably priced furniture and products are distributed in $25 increments to OneSource Center member agencies for use by their clients. Multiple vouchers can be combined for larger purchases. An agency representative accompanies their client(s) when shopping. (more…)

OneSource Center is Hiring

Warehouse Associate – Full-Time Position

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence, a nonprofit resource center serving other nonprofits, seeks an energetic worker to assist in warehouse duties, going on runs with our box truck driver to pick up furniture donations, sorting and processing donated items in-house, and moving furniture for sale in our warehouse. We are looking for a dependable, hard-working person to join our team and will provide training.

Free Nonprofit Checkups Give Insight

Did you know OneSource Center offers FREE Nonprofit Check-ups, helping organizations assess the health of their nonprofit? The process is simple – usually involving the CEO and board chair providing some key information from materials they already have on hand. For most nonprofits who already have more to do than they can handle – this tool helps leaders prioritize where they should focus their efforts – something that is often difficult when organization leaders are in the “thick of things.” Why does OneSource Center offer this complimentary service? The answer is simple: OneSource Center wants nonprofits to succeed!

UpSpring, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower children experiencing homelessness in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky through education and enrichment opportunities, took advantage of the free OneSource Center Nonprofit Check-up process after hearing about it at the Social Venture Partner “Fast Pitch” competition. The process sounded interesting to Executive Director Alex Kuhns and the price was right!

“The free Nonprofit Check-up process we went through with OneSource Center was a time for our organization to pause and quickly reflect on what we were doing well, and where we needed to make some adjustments,” said Kuhns.  “As it turned out, some of the things our team was concerned about were things we could eliminate to better focus on things that had more impact. The process began some great conversations with our staff and board, and set the stage for a strategic planning initiative that ultimately helped us pivot easier with the pandemic response we are implementing now.”  (more…)

NLIGC Leadership Development — Applications Being Accepted

Training leaders to be creative and knowledgeable has never been more important as nonprofits adapt to current times and anticipate unexpected changes ahead. The Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Cincinnati (NLIGC) has highly respected leadership development programs tailored to the skill level of employees: entrylevel, middle management and CEO level. OneSource Center consultants provide the leadership and teaching for two of the NLIGC programs (ADVANCE and EXCEL.) The programs are lauded as “transformational” with attendees reporting they utilize skills learned every day in the operation of their organizations and in team management.

Program details:

  • LEARN “Everybody Leads” is a foundational leadership and skills development program for entry-level managers or for employees interested in improving general leadership skills. New sessions occur quarterly. The Spring Session of LEARN is accepting applications now! Classes are held on Thursdays, April 8 – June 17, 2021.
  • ADVANCE focuses on strengthening and developing the management and leadership skills of middle managers or nonprofit supervisors. New sessions occur quarterly. The Spring Session of ADVANCE is currently accepting applications. Sessions are on Tuesdays March 30 – June 8, 2021. Fall sessions will be held on Thursdays, September 16 – December 2, 2021.
  • EXCEL is a flagship, nine-month leadership development and skills training program for nonprofit executive directors and C-suite executives. EXCEL was designed to enrich the management capabilities of those individuals inspired to lead nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region. The program integrates the use of a coaches to personally mentor each class attendee in implementing best practices in their organizational leadership. The program begins every fall, with applications accepted the previous summer.

Questions? Please visit the NLIGC website or contact John Hauck.

Pandemic Legal Brief: What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio recently published an excellent legal brief relating to the pandemic titled “The Covid 19 Vaccine — What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know.” The article highlights that as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out, there are subjects nonprofit leaders need to be knowledgeable about including vaccine accommodations, mandates and best practices.  Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio wants to help nonprofits succeed.  Nonprofit leaders — contact PBPO to see how they can be of assistance to your organization today!  

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