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2022 Volunteer Picnic

On Wednesday, June 15, OneSource Center volunteers gathered in Blue Ash for our annual Volunteer Appreciation picnic. A great time was had by all!
 
More than 60 volunteer consultants, warehouse volunteers, and staff enjoyed an afternoon of food, fun, and friendship. There were many familiar faces in the crowd, and some new ones, as well.
 
Several of our volunteers were recognized for their outstanding service, including Michael Katz and Darlyne Koretos.
 
Thanks to everyone who came out!
 
 
 

 

New! Extended Hours and Common Good Online

Beginning Saturday, June 18, the OneSource Center Common Good Store will be open extended hours to better serve shoppers and to extend its audience. Extended hours that are now open to the public in addition to OneSource Members, are Saturdays 9 AM -12 PM and Tuesdays until 7 PM. This will make Common Good Marketplace shopping easier for voucher customers who work during the day, and it will also give Furniture Bank shoppers more time to come in and see what’s new at our Common Good Store located at 936 Dalton Ave.

We’re also excited to announce that the Common Good Furniture Bank is now online! Browse a complete inventory of gently-used office furniture and beautiful decor and enjoy the same low prices available to in-person shoppers. Furniture Bank items are selling quickly, so be sure to grab that great deal!

The online catalog is available to OneSource Members (formerly Shoppers Club members) as well as to the general public. OneSource members will always receive the largest discount on our prices when logged in online.

If you’re a OneSource Member who has not yet received their login and password information, or if you’re interested in becoming a member, please contact OneSource Center at 513-554-4944. In order to become a OneSource Member, you must show proof of a 501(c)(3) or equivalent nonprofit status. To start shopping, visit https://shop.onesourcecenter.org.

OneSource Center Emerging Leader Award

Background:

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:

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 July 15, 2022.
  • 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 25, 2022 and must complete the required EXCEL program application by August 5, 2022.
  • 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

Local Nonprofit Leader is Recipient of Karen Wellington Foundation Work

Karen Wellington was an inspiring woman living with breast cancer who had a dream that all women living with breast cancer have the opportunity to do just that – LIVE. Enjoy life. Go places. Plan trips. Have fun. 

In 2007, her family made the step to have her dream – and her legacy – live on as a nonprofit, the Karen Wellington Foundation. Today, that dream has turned into a growing foundation helping women living with breast cancer, and after more than a decade in existence, it was time for that vision to be put to paper with a strategic plan. That’s when OneSource Center was called in. 

Through the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Karen’s family started the nonprofit with the idea to offer vacation rentals and experiences through the donations of others. Recently, this volunteer-run organization expanded with paid staff, and momentum was building to begin a capital campaign. 

Our highly trained consultants helped the organization develop a strategic plan, including working with the board to develop the organization’s Mission, Vision, and Values. Working with multiple stakeholders, a steering team, and board, together they developed a plan that allowed the organization to build capacity, be more inclusive, be more creative in their strategy and increase awareness globally, thus increasing donations.

The Karen Wellington Foundation Executive Director, Alexia Zigorie, says, “The project was a huge success. It was not only completed in a timely manner, but it was a collaborative effort with OneSource Center’s consultants – and it was FUN – one of our organization’s core values.”

With a strategic plan in place, the Karen Wellington Foundation is now growing – reaching those who’ve been impacted by breast cancer in chapters across the country. The true testament of a legacy of a Cincinnati woman continues to live on – and through – the lives of many women in the breast cancer recovery process. The executive director of one of OneSource Center’s collaborating partners – Cincinnati Toolbank Kat Pepmeyer, was a recent recipient of a trip, courtesy of the Karen Wellington’s Foundation, after being diagnosed with breast cancer last year. 

 At OneSource Center, we’re proud that our service offerings can help so many nonprofits do more. For more information on the Karen Wellington Foundation, visit www.karenwellingtonfoundation.org.

Free Child ID App Helps Identify Children in Emergencies

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office District 5 is urging parents to take advantage of a free child ID app that stores vital information, including photos, of their children right on mobile devices. The free app is called “FBI Child ID.” The FBI Child ID app, the first mobile application created by the FBI, provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and other vital information about children so that it’s literally right at hand when needed. Through the app, parents can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, parents can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. More information is available here.

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