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August 2020
Executive Director's Message - Jenny Berg
Board retreats and meetings look a little bit different these days, don’t they? Our fantastic Leadership Council board “gathered” on 7/24 to begin our strategic plan process and we are VERY excited about where we are headed. Thank you for joining us on this journey. We’ll provide more details as we solidify them, but rest assured the Leadership Council board, is working hard for YOU.

To learn more about how we build BOLD Boards, and how your nonprofit can benefit from our BOLD program check out the BOLD newsletter Here. We also had an opportunity to be interviewed by Jamie Smith, publisher of the Business Courier about BOLD.  Watch It Here - just 4 minutes.
The growth of the Leaders Circle’s program, our peer to peer coaching program, has blown me away! Our 2019-20 year had grown to 11 circles and 115 participating, and this year we’ve seen tremendous growth of 23% to 142 participating, and 16 circles. Why? I think COVID-19 has heightened our desire for collaboration, support and connections. Leaders Circles fill these needs. Each circle: supports one another through coaching, collaborates by sharing resources and connects during and between meetings. Thank you all for investing in yourself, and thank you to all of the 16 fantastic facilitators who are volunteering their time in this program.

As Booker T. Washington said: "Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” Thank you for all that YOU do for your organization and those which it serves.

Nonprofit Offerings
Did you know that our partner, OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence has a great “go to” linked calendar with grant deadlines, various partner training offerings, and more? Click Here to see more of what’s coming up!
Events Calendar
Sep 9
19th Annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit
The dynamics of donor relationships are experiencing a revolution unlike any seen before. Donor Relations is at the center of fundraising relationships. Lynne Wester will walk you through the four pillars of donor relations, outlining what you could have, should have and MUST have in each area to ensure your program is superior and effective.
Click Here for More Information & to Register
Sep 11
IT Best Practices for Nonprofits Group Meeting
Exclusively for Leadership Council Members
At this next IT Roundtable, guest presenters from Skystone Partners will share best practices on how to use data to drive your philanthropic revenue in this current environment.
Click Here for More Information & to Register
Sep 16
Nonprofit Legal Bootcamp: Strategies for Compliance
Intellectual Property Basics for Nonprofits
All nonprofits have intellectual property. Join us to learn about key issues that nonprofit organizations need to be aware of to protect their intellectual property, including logos, names, marks, ideas, services, and inventions. Each participant will receive a checklist to self-audit their organization’s intellectual property practices during the presentation.
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Sep 17
Beyond COVID-19: Partnerships & Sustainability
for 2021 Workshop
As we adapt and prepare for a post-COVID-19 climate, the need for nonprofit services will rise exponentially. Will there be adequate resources available to address this urgency? As local organizations deal with fundraising challenges and limited resources (financial and staff), it may be time to look at partnerships as a solution.
Limited Availability - CEO/ED’s only
Click Here for More Information & to Register
Sep 21 - Oct 2
"Search Inside Yourself"
An Emotional Intelligence Based Workshop
Exclusively for Nonprofit Organizations
Search Inside Yourself (developed at Google) is a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence program. Emotional intelligence is a key leadership skill; it’s critical to understand yourself and be able to empathize with others in order to influence people around you in a deliberate, effective and compassionate way.
Click Here for More Information & to Register - 2 spots left!
Sep 25
deadline to apply
BOLD - Class #4
“Becoming BOLD” is rooted in the idea that participation in a BOLD cohort is a transformational experience. Participants enter the program with the heart and passion to serve and exit the program armed with the expertise, knowledge, and connections to serve boldly. If you are interested in learning more about board service in the Cincinnati/NKY area this is the program for you.
Click Here for More Information & to Apply
Oct 20-22
The Leadership Challenge® - Registration is Full
Nonprofit leadership matters, and now is NOT the time for our nonprofits to lose sight of the importance of building the capacity of all nonprofit leaders, in fact, it's the perfect time to invest in the staff that will help carry your nonprofit through these uncertain times.
This event is full, email administration@leadershipcouncil.us if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
Welcome to New Members
Jan Sutcliffe-Brown, Executive Director

Renika Smiley, CEO

Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Executive Director

Julie Shifman, Executive Director

Nicole Schiesler, President/CEO
Marquicia Jones-Woods, Executive Director

Rosie Kovacs, CEO

~ The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project
Khrystian Styles, Executive Director
Member Spotlight
ArtsWave is the engine for Greater Cincinnati’s arts. Through gifts from tens of thousands of individuals and companies each year, ArtsWave funds and supports 100+ arts projects and organizations through impact-based grants. Those projects and organizations create a wave of arts that connect our region and make it vibrant.

Kate Kennedy became Chief Operating Officer at ArtsWave in 2018. A seasoned fundraiser, Kate joined ArtsWave in 2012 and has held the roles of senior director, director, and manager with a focus on multiple areas, including philanthropy, business analytics, individual and leadership giving and campaign management. Prior to ArtsWave, Kate held roles at United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, Greater Hartford Arts Council, United Way of Central Indiana, and Indianapolis Opera. Read More
Job Opportunities
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Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Leader Level Sponsors:
Collaborator Level Sponsors:
Leadership Council - 2020 Board of Directors
President - Jeff O'Neil
President Elect - Jennifer Goodin
Treasurer - Bob Wilson
Secretary - Bill Tucker

Executive Director - Jenny Berg
Deborah Allsop
Danielle Amrine
Debbie Brooks
Jeff Corney
Mary Delaney
Megan Fischer
Vanessa Freytag
Jim Hudson
Mark Lawson
Jorge Perez
Adrienne Russ
Kristin Smith Shrimplin
Annie Timmons
Moira Weir