OneSource Center News

OneSource Center Announces New Partnerships

At OneSource Center, we value connection and collaboration. This could look like an introduction between two Executive Directors at a training seminar, consultant guidance through a strategic planning process, or a referral to a vetted service provider to fill an essential capacity need. We listen to feedback from the local nonprofit community, and find the resources that reinforce your mission. These collaborations are the result of intentional consideration into what we have heard is needed from the nonprofit community. We are now working with JVS Careers, FORVIS, and VonLehman CPA Advisory Firm to support demand in human resources and financial operations.

Having solid human resources is foundational to all organizations and recruiting new staff is a time-consuming and difficult task for nonprofits. OneSource Center is now working with JVS Careers to supplement our internal HR-related consulting services. JVS Careers is a nonprofit talent acquisition company. We are excited about this partnership opportunity, and we know that you will be in good hands when it is time for you to hire a new member of your upper management or Executive Leadership team. JVS Careers handles the full-cycle recruiting and pre-screening steps, and will pass along qualified candidates to your organization for final interviews. When you are looking to strengthen your team or for your next staff search, contact us to learn how we and JVS Careers can help.

Accounting, bookkeeping, and internal controls can also be tricky for nonprofits, yet are critical for daily operations. As a nonprofit leader, you know how important it is to keep a pulse on your revenue and expenses. Your organization’s financial processes are the heartbeat that gives life to the mission, the vision, the values, and the impact in the community. Our Financial Review is a basic assessment of evaluation using best practices from nonprofit financial management. At the end of this review, you will gain insight into some common operational problems within the nonprofit sector. We are collaborating with CPAs from FORVIS and VonLehman CPA Advisory Firm to facilitate the Financial Review and provide expert guidance to improve your financial ops processes.

Australian strategist Peter Ellyard says, “the future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found, but made; and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.” Let’s bolster each other’s activities, and create a future of active collaboration and engagement here in Cincinnati. To learn more about JVS Careers, the Financial Review, and other consulting services, contact Amanda Lynn Barker at


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.