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2023 OneSource Emerging Leader Award

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence provides services, products, and connections to help nonprofit organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati Community to be more productive and effective. OneSource Center accomplishes its mission through training, coaching, consulting, and other projects and initiatives.

As a positive contributor to our multicultural community, OneSource Center embraces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It acknowledges the pain felt among people of color across the nation in response to historically-rooted social injustices. In addition, it reaffirms a desire for change that bolsters the dignity of each individual and the chance for a better tomorrow for all.

OneSource Center’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion objective is to create, nurture, and sustain an inclusive culture where differences leverage the talents of clients, staff, volunteers, and the nonprofit community by embedding multicultural awareness and advocacy in all services and opportunities that OneSource Center offers. Additionally, OneSource Center recognizes the under-representation of people of color among the leadership in the nonprofit sector. In response to our objective and recognition of the current state, OneSource Center has established the OneSource Center Emerging Leader Award, which will provide a full scholarship for the award honoree to participate in the EXCEL leadership development program, including 1 year of executive coaching.

EXCEL, which is offered by the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Cincinnati (NLIGC) is a nine-month leadership development and skills training program for nonprofit executive directors and high-level managers. EXCEL is designed to enrich the management capabilities of those individuals leading or preparing to lead nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region.

Eligibility Criteria for OneSource  Center’s Emerging Leader Award:

NOTE: Candidates should be nominated by a supervisor, mentor, peer or other individual close to the candidate being nominated. This is not an application process, but rather an opportunity for those who see leadership qualities in others to nominate them for this award and recognition.

Candidates must:

  • Be a management level employee who has the potential for advancing to more challenging leadership roles (e.g. with a larger agency).
  • Have obtained an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or higher level of education.
  • Have demonstrated strong leadership skills.
  • Is perceived by the nominator as having emerging skills and talents to advance to a higher level of leadership.
  • Be a person in our multicultural community of a race that is under-represented in nonprofit leadership.

Selection Process:

  • Nomination deadline is June 30, 2023.
  • A selection panel consisting of 4-6 members will review nominations and select the recipient for the award. The honoree will be identified by July 7, 2023 and must complete the required EXCEL program application by July 14, 2023.
  • The selected recipient must meet EXCEL enrollment criteria including a commitment to attend each of the 10 full-day sessions (See complete enrollment criteria here.)

Nomination form

Ohio Nonprofits No Longer Need Permits to Gift Alcohol – But There Are Other Rules

Nonprofits often use alcohol in raffles, wine pulls and other fundraising events. Until recently, agencies were required to have a permit to do so. While permits are no longer required, there are other rules to be followed, including a requirement to have purchase receipts for “spiritous” liquor and submitting receipts to the Division of Liquor Control.

Access the full article here and check out the Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (PBPO) website for other useful nonprofit guidance. 

Disability Language Style Guide

As language, perceptions and social mores change rapidly, it is becoming increasingly difficult for journalists and other communicators to figure out how to refer to people with disabilities. Even the term “disability” is not universally accepted.

This style guide, which covers dozens of words and terms commonly used when referring to disability, can help. The guide was developed by the National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and was last updated in the summer of 2021.

At OneSource Center we are committed to ADEI (access, diversity, equity and inclusion) and wanted to share this useful guide with all of you as well! Together, we build a thriving community for all. View the entire style guide on the NCDJ website

Charitable Solicitation Registration Requirement for Nonprofits

Did you know that nonprofits are required to register in states where they solicit donations? 

In Kentucky, registration is due annually by 4 months and 15 days after the organization’s fiscal year ends. Learn more.

In Ohio, annual reports are due on the 15th day of the fifth month following the end of the organization’s fiscal year. Learn more. To file in Ohio, visit Attorney General’s online registration. 

Caution! Employee Retention Credit — Know Your Facts

Many nonprofits are being solicited by groups offering to file for the Earned Income Credit (ERC), charging a fee of just 10% for their assistance. While some of these companies may be reputable, you must be cautious as we have learned that some will incorrectly file for the maximum credit.

The problem shows up later if the agency learns they did not qualify for all or most of the credit. The inflated 10% fee has already been paid and the group that processed the application is no longer. So the advice is to be sure to go with a reputable, known local firm, many that also charge just 10% but collect AFTER you get the credit approved.