Month: September 2021

Supporting Nonprofit DEI Leadership Growth — Sellers Awarded OneSource Center Emerging Leader Award

Racial inequality extends to all facets of life, and the nonprofit sector is no exception.  OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence recognizes the under-representation of people of color in Tri-State nonprofit leadership circles, and supports initiatives that both address this situation and strengthen the management skills of future changemakers.

In response to this belief in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and the importance of DEI representation in upper management, OneSource Center recently initiated its Emerging Leader Scholarship which provides attendance at the NLIGC’s highly lauded year-long nonprofit leadership development program, EXCEL.  The in-depth program trains leaders in all aspects of nonprofit management and governance, and sets attendees on a path to leadership growth and success.

Rashidah Sellers, Director of Residential Services/Treatment Programs at Lighthouse Youth and Family Services, is the 2021 OneSource Center Emerging Leader Award recipient.  A 15-year employee of the organization, Sellers leads a team working with youth with serious emotional and behavioral problems.  Sellers is known for developing staff through personal mentorship and supporting their educational growth.  Recently promoted to her director role, she is responsible for overseeing two of Lighthouse Youth Service’s residential care facilities and its staff of 40-50 individuals. 

“OneSource Center is committed to removing DEI barriers in the nonprofit community, and is encouraged by the ripple-effect impact the NLIGC Leadership Development program will have on Rashidah and on the community with which her team interacts,” said Christie Brown, CEO, OneSource Center. 

NLIGC (Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati) is a joint venture of OneSource Center and Talbert House and is designed to strengthen the leadership skills of nonprofit leaders in our community. 

OneSource Center’s Shoppers Club Open Shopping Day

Nonprofits: Visit us the last Wednesday of every month for OneSource Center Shoppers Club’s “Open Shopping Day”! All qualifying tax-exempt organizations including public and private schools, government bodies and religious institutions can shop monthly on this day. Nonprofits wanting unlimited weekday access to the Shoppers Club are asked to become Shoppers Club members, with membership usually recouped at the first visit. 

Open Shopping Day details:  Please provide proof of tax-exempt status, and payment must be made by organization check, purchase order or credit card.

Want to learn more about our Shoppers Club? (There is even a video tour on this link!)  Visit here. 

Trouble Finding Meeting and Training Rooms? OneSource Center Helps with That!

OneSource Center is constantly listening to our nonprofit friends and striving to find ways to support your organization in better fulfilling its mission. One thing we repeatedly hear is how to address the need for meeting and training space.  We’ve listened to you! OneSource Center has researched and located facilities that are available for FREE to nonprofits. Check our website for a list of available rooms with reservation information. The website will be continually updated as more spaces are available. Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference! OneSource Center is a nonprofit ourselves, and we are constantly working to help you more!

UWGC and P&G Partner to Provide Free Online Classes for Nonprofits

United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Procter and Gamble (P&G) have partnered together to provide over 1,900 nonprofit staff members unlimited access to Coursera for one year at no cost. Coursera is an online platform that provides universal access to world class learning.  Coursera partners with over 200 university and industry partners to provide a variety of guided projects, courses, specializations, certificates, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Nonprofits can use Coursera to learn about fields such as information tech, data science, IT support, project management, UX design, and much more! Users can also brush project management, UX design, and much more! Users can also brush up on basic skills like word processing, new languages, and math and science fundamentals.

For more information, visit here, or fill out this short survey to notify Coursera you are interested in this opportunity.

DEI Important Element of FREE Nonprofit Checkup

Following feedback from nonprofit clients, OneSource Center recently tested and added a DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) component to our FREE Nonprofit Checkup. The Nonprofit Checkup helps agencies narrow down the top priorities to undertake in the upcoming year. With the new DEI component, the free assessment can be used to review governance, recruitment, and organizational culture — all important elements for review! Other modules included in the FREE Nonprofit Checkup include leadership capacity, management capacity, operational capacity and readiness to adapt to change.  Organizations that have utilized this evaluation tool sing its praises.  (Read a testimonial here.)  

Demonstrate to your stakeholders that you are on the cutting edge of service delivery with this DEI-sensitive Nonprofit Checkup tool. Contact Vickie Ciottii, Vice President, Consulting Services to schedule your assessment today! A conversation is FREE, and could get your organization on a path to improved DEI initiatives.