Professional Development and Training

OneSource Center offers a variety of training and leadership development opportunities. Our programs are designed to help promote excellence in nonprofit organizations through capacity-building workshops, three levels of leadership development training, and custom training programs. Staff development is an important element in helping a nonprofit fulfill its mission by making each team member more efficient and effective. OneSource Center’s seminars are a great way to learn the specialized skills every nonprofit needs.

Our CALENDAR provides links to a wide array of training opportunities offered by OneSource Center and our collaborating partners.

 Professional Development Workshop Schedule


Funder’s Panel 
Date: Wednesday, February 21 9:00 – 10:30am; in-person
Location: Launch Ed – Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education, Banquet Room, 2651 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, 45219, United States

Join us in-person for February funder’s panel where we will discuss grant opportunities and how to best position your organization for a successful grant proposal and mutually beneficial funding relationship. 
For February’s panel, we are proud to welcome the following funders and representatives:

-Bi3 – Jennifer Zimmerman (Vice President of Evaluation and Impact)
-Horizon Community Fund of Northern Kentucky – Mary Kate Vanderglas (Director of Marketing and Communications)
-Northern Cincinnati Foundation – Erin Satzger (President and CEO)

Sponsored in conjunction with Grants Panels Association (GPA)- Cincinnati Chapter
Fee: $15 (GPA members Free)




Young Nonprofits Workshop Series — Class is Full
Date: Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20;  9:00 am- Noon; in-person

Are you the leader of an emerging nonprofit organization, looking to establish your base of community support? OneSource Center’s three session, in-person workshop will connect you with tips, tactics, and tools to gain traction in fund development and enhance your network in the community. Attendance is requested at all three sessions to increase the depth of your learning as you hear insights and questions from your peers and work on each session’s hand-on activity. Plus, you will receive guidance from our three expert facilitators.

Fee: $150 for all three sessions ($130 for OneSource Members). Location: OneSource Center Office, 936 Dalton Ave, Cincinnati, 45203


Engaging Volunteers:Winning Hearts, Minds and Support
Wednesday, March 13  1:00 – 2:00pm; online

The importance of volunteer engagement is paramount, especially considering that Independent Sector’s estimated value of a volunteer hour in the United States reached $28.54 in 2020. We’ll talk about ways to slowly build up relationships to create deeper and broader engagement with this precious resource, as well as the importance of sharing your stories and impact in creative and strategic ways. Instructor: Stacy Bodow, Global Links, in conjunction with the Bayer Center of Robert Morris University.

Fee: $30 (2024 OneSource members email for 20% off discount code) 


Boards and Fundraising
Thursday, March 14  10:00 – 11:30am; online

Board members are responsible for the financial health of their nonprofit organizations, so they should have a role in fundraising, but are they comfortable with that role? Let’s discuss ways to increase board involvement in fundraising and to create a culture of philanthropy in your organization.You’ll learn specific strategies for increasing the board members’ own giving and helping them reach out to others for support, and try out an exercise you can use to get your board thinking about prospective donors.

Instructor: Don Block, ESC, in conjunction with the Bayer Center of Robert Morris University.
Fee: $35 (2024 OneSource members email for 20% off discount code) 


Critical Thinking: Think Smarter, Not Harder!
Thursday, April 18  10:00 – 11:30am; online

Discover how to think smarter, not harder, in this virtual workshop on critical thinking techniques. This session will explore the mechanics of critical thinking as a systematic and inquisitive way to evaluate and analyze a situation to identify the best solution. This process is applicable to everyday decision-making or complex problem-solving and guide you to the root cause of an issue. We’ll also provide practical tools to practice concepts covered.

Instructor: Sarah McMullen, University of Pittsburgh, in conjunction with the Bayer Center of Robert Morris University.
Fee: $35 (2024 OneSource members email for 20% off discount code) 


Telling Stories that Stick
Tuesday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – noon; online

Are you looking for ways to share your organization’s mission, goals and success? How do you tell others about the good you are doing and the work yet to be done? How might you get them to understand and care about your organization the way you do? You might call this advocacy, relationship-building or communications. It all boils down to telling your story – and telling it in a way that resonates with the listener, engages their hearts and minds, and inspires them to think, feel or do something in support of your organization. In this online session, we’ll cover how to find the stories that illustrate your mission, goals and success, the elements of a good story, and ways to share your stories. You’ll leave with ideas and templates to get you started in telling your own stories that stick. Instructor: Trina Walker, TLWStrategy, , in conjunction with the Bayer Center of Robert Morris University.

Fee: $40 (2024 OneSource members email for 20% off discount code) 


PBPO Quarterly Employment Webinar Series presented in partnership with OneSource Center
Session #2: Ohio’s Recent Legalization of Recreational Marijuana and Best Policies and Practices
Date: Wednesday, May 15;  1:00 pm- 2:00pm; online

Join us to hear from the experts at Thompson Hine on important issues faced by nonprofit employers. Each 1-hour session gives an overview of the latest legal developments, practical solutions, and a chance for you to ask your questions live.

Speaker: Bret Vetter, Associate, Thompson Hine LLP
Cost: $10.00/session or $35 for all four series sessions. Scholarships are available upon request. Please contact Veronica at for scholarship information.



Leadership Development Training Program

Leadership development programs are offered through the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati (NLIGC) which is a partnership of OneSource and Talbert House. Learn more at NLIGC.

EXCEL is a nine-month leadership development and skills training program for nonprofit executive directors and high-level managers, and runs annually from September to May. Learn more or apply through NLIGC.

ADVANCE focuses on strengthening and developing management and leadership skills for middle managers, and consists of 6 sessions over a 3-month period. ADVANCE is offered 3 times per year. Learn more or apply through NLIGC.

LEARN is a 3-month program designed to address the need for all employees to be skilled in self-awareness and in the interpersonal aspects of leadership. Learn more or apply through NLIGC.

OneSource Center Training ADVANCE graduation, Class of 2019

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 Custom Training

OneSource Center Training-Interviewing Workshop

We can provide training sessions to your agency either as pre-developed components or customized for your specific agency. Contact us for more details.