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September 2020
Executive Director's Message - Jenny Berg
Do you remember six months ago as shutdowns began, what we thought September might look like? Surely we’d be back to “normal”, right? Wrong. So much has changed in how, when, where and with whom we work. Close your eyes today and imagine - what will life be like in six months? We may have a more realistic peek into the future because of the past. What have we learned that we carry into the future?

  • Volunteers are the lifeblood of an organization - that never changes. Leadership Council is grateful for our many volunteers - Mentors for new ED’s, Leaders Circle facilitators, BOLD Steering Committee, BOLD Mentors, and more - all who’ve shifted, stepped up, spoken up, and shown up as our needs increased.
  • Strategic partnerships must be developed - over the years we’ve developed strategic relationships with others who’ve provided annual content that our members need, want, and cannot get enough of! Organizations like Pro Bono Partnership of OhioValarie Willis ConsultingInternational Leadership Associates, Camp JoyNext Step Networking, Mayerson Academy, and more. We also continually develop new partnerships with organizations like Black Achievers and Patrice Borders, Prevention Strategies, LLC.
  • We must continually learn - not only have we changed how, and where we deliver our Leadership Council programs to you, we’ve added more programs and resources that meet today’s needs. And we’ve incorporated some fun along the way using tools like flipgrid (check out our BOLD 3 flipgrid Here), breakout rooms, polling, and VideoScribe.
  • There’s always time for gratitude - we are grateful to our members - all 223 agencies, for joining us on this journey to build capacity, connect, and collaborate even if convening isn’t in the cards. We are grateful to our funders and sponsors who support our programming to develop nonprofit leaders and strengthen our community. 

We don’t have a “crystal ball” that paints a clear picture of six months from now, but if we focus on these four areas, I’m confident we will be stronger than ever. 

Nonprofit Offerings
FREE PPE Supplies Available
Thanks to a generous donation from Bank of America, the Cincinnati ToolBank will be receiving 20,000 masks to distribute to our nonprofit community. If you are interested and already a ToolBank member, you can request a donation by placing your order online. If you are not currently a ToolBank member, please contact us at cincinnati@toolbank.org or 513-246-0015 to submit a request.
Events Calendar
Sep 21 - Oct 2
"Search Inside Yourself" - Registration is Full
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.
This event is full, email administration@leadershipcouncil.us if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
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.
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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
Jennifer Krivickas, AVP Office of Research University of Cincinnati

Kareem Moncree-Moffett, Executive Director
Member Spotlight
Cincinnati Preschool Promise
The Cincinnati Preschool Promise makes high-quality preschool accessible and affordable for families in the Cincinnati Public School district. Three and four-year olds who attend high-quality preschools are more successful in kindergarten and beyond. CPP offers tuition assistance for parents, works with Community-Based Preschool Providers to build capacity and reach high quality, and supports initiatives to recruit and retain Preschool teachers. Over the last three years, CPP has positively impacted 7,000 children with tuition assistance and better quality preschool programs.

CPP has a small team of six that welcomed me to Cincinnati Preschool Promise as Executive Director and CEO in October of 2019. Prior to CPP, I held leadership roles at the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, and the American Institute for Managing Diversity. Read More
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Thank You to Our Sponsors!
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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