OneSource Center News

2023 Celebration of Partners Recap

Drees Pavilion was aglow with candlelight and philanthropy on October 19, 2023 for the annual Celebration of Partners event. 170 guests enjoyed conversation, photo fun, fun and games prior to a delicious dinner catered by Funky’s Catering (now DelightMore). Dinner was followed by the presentation of awards to four honorees: Justin Flamm (Founder’s Award), Morgan Whaley (Emerging Leader Award), EMCOR Facilities Services (Corporate Community Partner Award), and Life Learning Center (Nonprofit Community Partner Award). 

We are grateful for all the support of the annual sustaining corporate sponsors and event donors who helped us raise over $170,000!

Enjoy a recap of the event in photos:

September 28 Open House at Group Sales: Discounted Holiday Toys Available for Nonprofits

Mark your calendars for September 28 9:30am-3:00pm to visit Group Sales , a national toy distributor for charities, retail and online stores.  At the open house nonprofits will be able to view toys available to supplement  holiday gift distribution events. Visit to see the wide selection available to order, with discounts of 30% off retail pricing. Plus, gain exclusive templates for sponsor solicitations. Group Sales’ Office is at 412 S. Cooper Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215  (Parking in Guest Parking off S. Cooper Ave. and enter at the front glass doors near the Group Sales sign.)  RSVP HERE

DIY Home Repair Workshops For Clients

Do It Yourself Darlin (DIYD) hosts hands-on and educational, DIY home repair workshops for new and veteran homeowners, renters, and everyone in between. Our workshops aim to empower you to feel comfortable and confident understanding the components that make up a house while learning basic home repair skills along the way. For nonprofits who work with families who are trying to stretch their dollars, these educational opportunities are amazing!  Workshops start in September, and continue through the end of the year.  Learn more HERE.

Joe Kane Memorial Fund for Scholarship and Appreciative Inquiry

In honor of the memory of an exemplary consultant, coach, and leadership development facilitator, OneSource Center is establishing the Joe Kane Memorial Fund for Scholarship and Appreciative Inquiry.  Joe was a leader, thinker, and mentor whose knowledge and wisdom inspired the work of numerous nonprofit organizations and staff.  Joe took the best of what he learned during his time in the corporate world to make for a more vibrant and robust Greater Cincinnati nonprofit sector.  During his 24 years with Molson Coors Brewing Company, Joe specialized in organizational assessment and design, change management, leadership development, and team-based training.  Among his proudest achievements at Coors, Joe used Appreciative Inquiry to create a unified vision and strategy for two hundred of the company’s leaders.  While at Coors, he also developed a Change Management Institute.

Upon joining OneSource, Joe quickly became a key contributor to the EXCEL program and, in that capacity, impacted the professional growth and futures of numerous nonprofit sector personnel.  Joe was a strong believer in life-long learning, and he was devoted to EXCEL as a learning community.  As an avid proponent of Appreciative Inquiry, Joe also was instrumental in integrating this approach into OneSource’s model for conducting organizational planning.  In addition to his work with OneSource, Joe served as a board member with iSPACE, an organization that provides engaging STEM programs to schools, families, and communities in order to prepare all learners to thrive in tomorrow’s workforce.

All of us who were fortunate enough to work with Joe are deeply saddened by his sudden passing in June 2023.  We always were inspired by his deep understanding of leadership, his devotion to developing the most positive aspects of individuals and organizations, and his dedication to the nonprofit organizations and staff with whom he worked.  He was always positive, with a can-do/can-help attitude.  We will miss him tremendously.

Donations to the Joe Kane Memorial Fund for Scholarship and Appreciative Inquiry will provide scholarships to participants in the EXCEL program and offset the costs of appreciative inquiry projects conducted by OneSource Center for Greater Cincinnati nonprofits.


Business Basics Lunch & Learn June 29

Learn about La Soupe‘s mission to bridge the gap between food waste and hunger. (Free, but registration is required.)  Register today!

When: Thursday June 29, 11AM-1PM 
Where: AACC 2303 Gilbert Ave, 45206