OneSource Center News

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.


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. 

Haile Grant Provides Nonprofit Support

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence thanks The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation for their $15,000 grant to support consulting projects with nonprofit organizations. Through this grant, nonprofits will be strengthened for greater impact in the community.

New location at 936 Dalton Avenue!

OneSource Center continues its support of nonprofits, always looking for expanded ways to be of service to those we serve in the region. On June 1 we will be relocating to our new location at 936 Dalton Avenue! The location is more centrally located and much more accessible to the pulse of the region and to the nonprofit clients OneSource Center serves. We look forward to working with you from this centralized hub.

The new location has easy interstate and city access, has plenty of parking, and is in a light industrial area (very similar to our current location.) The Shoppers Club layout and merchandising will have a new look and expanded offerings will be presented to nonprofits in the months to come. It is an exciting time for us to share our resources with the community. contacts and in-kind donations — everything from a new delivery truck signage wrap to temporary warehouse storage assistance to design, warehouse take-down and preparation, flooring renovation and even help with painting.

Official kudos and thank yous to come — but once again city leaders, local businesses and individuals alike recognize the importance of the OneSource Center mission and stand by us with their support.

Stay tuned for grand opening announcements!

Brand Building for Nonprofits Can Support Your Mission & Raise Resources

DATE:  Friday, June 5, 2020

TIME:  9 – 10:30 a.m. 


     – Michelle Thompson, Chief Creative Strategist & Design, BRANDSPARK, Cincinnati

     – Christine Sech, Brand Building Strategist, Brave Oak Brand Building, Cincinnati

Want to learn how a brand-led focus can clearly and meaningfully convey the value of your organization to donors, clients, volunteers and the community?  Join seasoned presenters at this FREE webinar as they share their brand building expertise in marketing and design to learn why a strong brand is key to success; when is the right time to make a change and how to break through the noise without breaking the bank.  Webinar Bonus:  Everyone who registers will receive a Brand Building Evaluator tool to identify where your organization stands today and three action steps you can implement tomorrow. 

Register here today for webinar links! 

Sponsored by:



Michelle Thompson, Chief Creative Strategist & Design, BRANDSPARK, Cincinnati, Ohio

Michelle is an accomplished brand strategist and creative director with over 15 years experience building market leader brands with Procter & Gamble and most recently with non-profits and start-ups through her company, BrandSpark. Michelle understands how to turn brand strategy into creative expressions that inspire consumers to act. She’s created memorable brand driven consumer experiences from new product innovation and naming all the way through to package design and advertising including traditional and digital campaigns.




Christine Sech, Brand Building Strategist, Brave Oak Brand Building, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Christine is an innovative brand builder with an entrepreneurial spirit. Her passion is helping companies meaningfully connect with people through actionable brand strategies that enable growth. Her experience spans Brand & Design Strategy, Consumer Insights, and Marketing for Fortune 500 Companies, Non-Profit Organizations and Digitally Native Start-ups.


Inventory Reduction Sale for Nonprofits and the Public

OneSource Center is relocating to a centralized location (936 Dalton Avenue) closer to the nonprofits we serve!  With a June 1 opening date, nonprofits AND THE PUBLIC are both welcome to take advantage of reduced pricing on office furniture and mission needs. We are making room for new product offerings at the new location and want to pass on savings to you! 

Email and phone orders are being accepted through Wednesday, May 13. Upon payment, pick-up details will be arranged. All orders need to be picked up by Friday, May 15.


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