OneSource Center News

Re-imagining Individual Giving During and Beyond COVID-19

Register for this FREE webinar from Candid Learning (formerly GrantSpace) titled “Re-imagining Individual Giving During and Beyond COVID-19” on Wednesday, August 26, 2020; 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. A panel discussion with fundraising leaders about how they are re-imagining individual giving and finding opportunities in the middle of a global pandemic. 

OneSource Center Proud to Support Community Makeover 2020

OneSource Center was proud to once again be a supporter of the annual Community Makeover, coordinated through the Red’s Community Fund  on Thursday, August 6.  The 2020 project, serving the community of Avondale, was scaled back from previous plans due to COVID-19 guidelines.  But, even with the smaller scope, OneSource Center was able to provide access to furnishing from its Shoppers Club including file cabinets and shelving for South Avondale Elementary to help the school prepare for the return of students next month.

Included in the project were interior upgrades to the food pantry and “groom room,” which provides clothes, supplies, changing rooms and other necessities for the nearly 400 students. Exterior work included painting, mulching and installing picnic benches for an outdoor classroom.  Additional volunteers assembled backpacks with school supplies and personal care products. These items are being made available to students and families from both South Avondale Elementary as well as nearby Rockdale Academy.

“OneSource Center was proud to collaborate with the Reds Community Fund,  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and others during these challenging times to creatively come up with ways to make our community stronger,” said Christie Brown, OneSource Center CEO.  “Nonprofits, schools and government entities are all able to utilize our consulting, training and Shoppers Club resources.  We want to help!”

Pictured are items being unloaded by OneSource Center staff and others at the South Avondale Elementary School that were used in rooms that provide needed supplies to students.

THANK YOU to Dalton Avenue Move Supporters and Friends

“Thank you” doesn’t even touch the gratitude OneSource Center has to the outrageous team of move supporters – businesses, nonprofits and dedicated professionals who believe in our mission and want to help make nonprofits stronger in our region. 

We are officially in our new space at 936 Dalton Avenue!  Check out the transformation in the video below.  Better yet – stop by for a tour and a visit! 

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a resource center providing services, products and connections that strengthen the impact of nonprofits serving our region. We want to help!  Contact us today!

Thanks to our incredible move supporters!  
We couldn’t have done this without you!
ABM Industries, BIS, Inc., Cushman & Wakefield, Decal Impressions, Emcor Facilities Services, End Asphalt, GBBN Architects, Inc., Holt and Reichard Inc., Junk King, Loth, Inc., Messer Construction, Photonics, Planes Commercial ServicesQueen City Awning, RCF Group, Thyssenkrupp Elevator, United Mail, Warehouse Equipment & Supplies Co., Larry Williams, Rick Landrum, the OneSource Center Facilities Committee, Volunteer move and paint crew and OneSource Center Board

And thanks for the collaborative assist of nonprofit friends who helped in the transition to this versatile, new space. 
Cincinnati Computer Collaborative, Crayons to Computers, Dohn Community High School, People Working Cooperatively, Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, St. Vincent de Paul and Cincinnati Community ToolBank.

Community Service Volunteer Opportunities at OneSource Center’s Shoppers Club

In addition to volunteer opportunities in our consulting group, there are also opportunities for community service the OneSource Center Shoppers Club.

Beyond office furniture offerings, the Shoppers Club also features new items in our Marketplace area which go to help nonprofits fill operational needs. Items are obtained from corporate donations, and through shipments from Good 360. (Good 360 is a national nonprofit that channels corporate donations through redistribution partners for nonprofit use. OneSource Center is the only redistribution partner in our region.) Donations of new items come to us by the truckload, and then need to be sorted, priced and displayed.

Volunteers are needed for regular service (i.e. a set day each week, bi-weekly, etc.) but scheduling can also be flexible to accommodate travel, etc.

Pictured above are Beth Wayne (left) and Rose Andriacco, who come for a couple hours weekly, and chose to work together because they enjoyed working as a “team.” Beth, a corporate attorney, said she wanted to have a volunteer opportunity where she could have a “hands on” impact. They both see the work as fulfilling and gratifying as they see how agencies are using the items from our Shoppers Club shelves.

Interested in learning more about this opportunity or have a friend who this might interest? Volunteers wear masks and work within safe, physical distancing guidelines. Contact Connie Hinitz.

Resources Nonprofits Can Use in COVID-19 Response

CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Information

Sample Paycheck Protection Program Application – SBA preview; not yet final application – download

US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Guide and Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans – download

Personal Protection Program vs. Economic Injury Disaster Loans – download

Small Business Association – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) information – link

Small Business Association – Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) information – link

Cares Act Loan Options For Nonprofits – download

SBA EIDL Online Application – Note that loan forgiveness on Paycheck Protection Program funds may be affected by EIDL grant.

National Resources

TechSoup offers nonprofits incredible resources at its COVID-19 Resource page. If you are not a member yet, sign-up for free.

TechSoup taped its free “COVID-19 Webinar “ providing a crash course in all of the nonprofit specific training courses that have been developed by TechSoup and Microsoft to help nonprofits get the most out of the tools they already have.

NPQ has a 3-part webinar series on response to COVID-19. The first webinar is on April 9 at 3 p.m. EST titled “A Dialogue with Foundation Leaders about Philanthropy’s Response”

There are many trusted sources for general information, but The Chronicals of Philanthropy has published a collection of articles on how nonprofits can respond to the Coronavirus outbreak and a special report as well.

The Giving Institute has an incredible list of resources on its COVID-10 Resource page.  

Collaborating Partner News to Use

Pro Bono Partnership of Cincinnati’s webinar recording “COVID-19 Legal Issues for Nonprofit Employees.”  

Pro Bono Partnership of Cincinnati’s Legal Brief:  CARES Act & Nonprofits: Finding Relief with Paycheck Protection Program, Disaster Loans and More   

Cincinnati Cares is striving to quantify the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on the region; to gather virtual volunteer needs from nonprofits; and to funnel volunteers into meaningful and safe virtual roles.

  • Organizations and volunteers can add stories and impact data by going to the Cincinnati Cares website, and then going to the “COVID-19 Impact Stories” link.
  • Nonprofits can add their individual organization’s needs for the website’s COVID-19 “Ways to Help Now” section once they register through the “COVID-19 Impact Stories” link. 
  • Direct interested volunteers to regional needs at the Cincinnati Cares

Regional Updates and News 

United Way of Greater Cincinnati updates. (Sign-up at the bottom of the page.)

Cincinnati Regional Chamber updates.

4C for Children has created an interactive map of childcare resources available for families. 

TRI-STATE HOTLINES: New questions arise daily about coronavirus/COVID-19. Here are useful hotlines and links to state resources: Ohio, 833-4-ASK-ODH. Resources here. Kentucky, 800-722-5725. Resources here. Indiana, 317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail Resources here.

Indiana nonprofits needing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to operate can purchase items at the IEDC Small Business PPE Marketplace.  To qualify, a business must be Indiana registered, employ fewer than 150 people.  The marketplace will help provide masks, hand sanitizer, and face shields. Initially, it will fulfill 10,000 requests for PPE bundles and that number is expected to rise as supplies are replenished.

PPE available!  Masks and hand sanitizer available! The United Way of Greater Cincinnati has cases of hand sanitizer available for nonprofits, schools, faith organizations and other institutions. Sign-up for weekly pick-up. Read more here:  Face masks can be requested by emailing  Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber members can receive 100 face masks, 6 bottles of hand sanitizer and 1 bottle of Spic-and-Span Disinfectant. More info here:  All items are FREE!  


Webinar: Research Grant Opportunities Through Special Remote Access! Collaboration of OneSource Center and Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Grants Resource Center staff on The Foundation Directory’s Online tool with a code for online access. (Access normally only available with in-person library research.)

10 Fundraising Alternatives in Light of Coronavirus – from DonorPerfect

Tech Soup’s “How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online” Webinar Thursday, April 9, 2020, 2 p.m. EST

Grants Plus’ Grant Seeking During COVID-19 Crisis. Resource Page

Tech Tools to Use

How to stop trolls from taking over your Zoom call” — The Verge

Google’s video conferencing application, Google Meet, is now free to consumers.  

“Meet Now” is Skype’s free answer to Zoom video calls. 

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