OneSource Center Nonprofit News

October 2023

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Budgeting and Planning for 2024

Who says budgeting for the future can't be fun? Financial wellbeing is now considered a critical part of self-care, and as nonprofit leaders, we know how narrow the margins are for discretionary spending and unrestricted funds. Imagine your organization serving its mission to the fullest of its potential in 2024. What projects would you begin... or finally end? Which staff roles would you hire, or how would you supplement service delivery through use of external team members? Maybe it's time for you to write a new strategic plan, or refresh the plan you wrote two years ago. Maybe you and your Board would like some guidance while you organize into committees and subcommittees. Perhaps you need an HR professional to review your Staff Handbook, engage your employees in teambuilding initiatives, or develop a succession plan. Now is the time of year to think through your vision and begin to chart the financial path that will guide you from here to there. If you would like someone to bounce ideas around with, contact Amanda Lynn Barker, VP of Consulting Services at OneSource Center, to get the dialogue moving.

Celebration Raffle, Auction and Event!

Support OUR work that supports YOUR work!

We've gone online with our fundraising raffle and auction! We've got some great raffle baskets and auction items. Bid early and bid often! And please share!

You can also join us for our in-person Celebration of Partners Event!

Celebrate with us with views of the Cincinnati skyline from 5:30-8:30pm on October 19. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, games and Celebration program. OneSource members will receive a discounted ticket price of $100 – enter MEMBER2023 to receive the discount.

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Professional Development Highlights

Ever-Popular Funders Panel

Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 9:00-10:30 am

Location: Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education - 2651 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Discussion of grant opportunities and how to best position your organization for a successful grant proposal and mutually beneficial funding relationship. We are proud to welcome the following funders and representatives:

  • PNC Charitable Trusts – Lisa Roberts-Rosser (Program Officer, Project Manager II)
  • Interact for Health – Megan Folkerth (Program Director of Health Policy and Systems)
  • Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation – Ruth Klette (Trustee & CEO)

A Question & Answer session will follow the presentations, and we’ll wrap up with informal networking.

Co-sponsored by Grants Professionals Association and OneSource Center.



Mergers & Acquisitions for Nonprofits: Legal Structures, Due Diligence, & the Dynamics of Culture

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 7:30-9:30 am

Location: VonLehman - 810 Wright's Summit Parkway. Fort Wright, KY. 41011

ProBono Partnership of Ohio has partnered with VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm and Taft Law to explore the considerations necessary for a successful merger or acquisition in the nonprofit sector. During this free, in-person seminar, you will hear from expert professionals regarding legal structure, due diligence, culture, leadership, and other practical consideration. Co-sponsored by OneSource Center.



Level Up Your Leadership with EXCEL

October 15 is the last day to apply!

Enhance your ability to lead and succeed in the nonprofit sector with EXCEL! This powerful, performance-driven curriculum launches in November and explores key concepts such as emotional intelligence in leadership, building diverse teams, and managing through change. As a cohort member, you will also receive one-on-one guidance with a professional Executive Leadership Coach to help you integrate the knowledge into your operations and activities.

We keep the program limited to a small cohort who meets once a month from November to May. Explore more and apply at NLIGC/EXCEL.

Scholarship funding is available. Contact Dave Wallace at if you have financial need.

Nonprofit News You Can Use

2023 Haile Foundation Fund to Honor Tim and Leslie Maloney

Organizations that are new, current, or past grantees with the Foundation are all welcome to apply. Funding Focus:

The Arts and Culture grant funds will be focused on supporting and enhancing arts experiences and educational opportunities for children. 

The Education grant funds will be focused on supporting early literacy.

Grant deadline: October 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Learn more

2023 NonProfit Leadership Summit

How Non-Profit Leaders Treat Burnout with Belonging

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 8:00 - 11:30 am

Schiff Family Conference Center at

Xavier University Cintas Center

1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45212

Virtual attendance available via Zoom Webinar

Registration required with Hosts

Queen City Book Bank Free Book Giveaway. 

October 24th 9 am to 3 pm

1200 Gest St, 45203  

Learn More

Affordable Internet Access for All

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. Families can learn more at

2023 Household Hazardous Products Disposal Drop Off Event

Friday, October 20-Saturday, October 21, 2023

Is your nonprofit doing some fall cleaning, and want to dispose of items in an ecological manner? Hamilton County Resource, in conjunction with the Hamilton County Agricultural Society is having its 2023 Household Hazardous Products Drop-off Event.

Advanced registration is required. Find what items are recyclable and which are not - Learn More Here

Miami of Ohio Intern Preview Program

Showcase your organization’s internships and expand your talent pipeline by participating in Miami University’s Ohio Internship Preview Program. This program allows students to explore in-state employers through a micro-internship or job-shadow experience in January 2024.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 31. For more information, please contact Director of Employer Relations Valarie Jacobsen.

Learn More Here

Collaboration between Generations

The "Better Together" series (hosted by AFP, PBPO, Interact for Health, Leadership Council, OneSource Center) are demonstrating the benefits of inter-agency collaboration. We have had great attendance at these informative sessions; working together to provide interesting programs, sharing the effort needed to make these possible, and combined marketing to reach more of you, delivering not only great programming and speakers, but also a wonderful opportunity for networking with other nonprofit leaders.

Our most recent event in the series occurred on Wednesday, October 3, 2023 at the Junior League of Cincinnati. We learned from Ms. Janet Harrah, Executive Director of Outreach, Haile/US Bank College of Business, NKU, about the demographic trends facing Cincinnati over the next 15-20 years, and how to understand generational differences in the work environment. The data presented is an important baseline to establish the need for necessary conversations within the nonprofit space that innovate workforce solutions. Email Christie Brown if you'd like a copy of the presentation. Our series will continue again with the fourth presentation in January, 2024.

National Nonprofit News

How Storytelling Can Up Your Fundraising

By Joan Garry from DonorPerfect

There’s an art and a science to using storytelling in fundraising, and striking the right balance can help you inspire your audiences to give generously. In this session, nonprofit executive coach Joan Garry will help you find the core of your organization’s story, so you can build a bank of concise and effective stories to use in your fundraising efforts. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one!

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 2pm

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Study: Nonprofits Struggling to Fill Job Vacancies across the Country

by National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofit's 2023 Nonprofit Workforce Survey Results reveal that nearly three out of four nonprofit organizations are unable to fill open position. They are also struggling to retain current staff in existing positions. This workforce shortage has greatly reduced organization's capacity to meet client needs, and the most vulnerable are suffering. The report cites the causes of staff attrition and long-term vacancies to be salary competition, budget constraints, burn out, contracting challenges, and no access to child care. Several innovative solutions are offered, including an ideological shift in funding philosophies, increased public policy activity around affordable housing, and funding positions at a higher wage to improve opportunities for individuals from historically marginalized or under-resources communities to equitably participate in meaningful nonprofit work.

Read the Report
Grant & Training Opportunities

Find more information and links to grant opportunities on the OneSource Calendar.

  • October 10 Virtual Class: Introduction to Finding Grants
  • October 11 Nonprofit Leadership Summit
  • October 11 Virtual Class: Grants Research Lab
  • October 12 Mergers & Acquisitions for Nonprofits
  • October 17 Virtual Class: Introduction to Proposal Writing
  • October 18 Funder's Panel Presented by Grant Professionals Association
  • October 20 Haile Foundation Grant Deadline
  • October 25 Connect with Your Audience: Write Content that Resonates and Holds Attention
  • October 30 Warren County Impact Grant Deadline
  • October 31 Fundraising Strategies for Smaller Nonprofits
  • October 31 Bell Charitable Foundation Grant Deadline
  • November 15 Andrew Jergens Foundation LOI deadline
  • November 16 National Philanthropy Day
We Give Thanks!

OneSource Center works to connect nonprofits for greater impact in the community with roundtables and collaboration events in 2024. This program was funded by a grant from

the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation. OneSource Center acknowledges and appreciates this support!

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