OneSource Center Nonprofit News

November 2023

Together We Build a Thriving Community for All!

Building Bridges

The Power of Nonprofit Collaboration for Collective Community Impact

Benefits of

Strategic partnerships fostered between nonprofit organizations offer powerful, community-driven benefits that far outweigh the sum of each individual effort. By working together, nonprofits can maximize their resources and increase their efficiency. In the nonprofit sector, we all experience the conditions of resource scarcity, manifested as market competition for talented personnel, donors and grants, and even access to clients for service delivery.

Collaboration allows us to pool our strengths, whether its financial capital, human capital, material supplies, or knowledge, to achieve more significant impact. This cooperative model also enhances and nurtures stronger relationships, fostering trust and mutual support to create a more robust network of resources.

In a complex world where the challenges are often multi-faceted, interdisciplinary, and intersectional, collaboration is a powerful strategy to drive positive change, demonstrating that when like-minded organization work cooperatively instead of competitively, our collective impact knows no boundaries.

Professional Development Highlights

Cincinnati Cares Board Bootcamp & Connect for BIPOC Leaders

Thursday, November 30, 2023: 4-7pm

Location: The Metropolitan Club at 50 E Rivercenter Blvd #1900, Covington, KY

A recent Cincinnati Cares survey found that more than 85 percent of our region’s nonprofits have identified board diversity as a strategic priority. However, nearly 80 percent of those surveyed have not achieved their goals in this regard. If your organization is among this group, you should attend Cincinnati Cares' upcoming Board Bootcamp and Connect for BIPOC Leaders.

On November 30 from 4PM – 7PM, Cincinnati Cares will host 25 local nonprofits at The Metropolitan Club for a Board Diversity education session followed by the opportunity to connect with potential BIPOC board members in a Board Connect session. Space is limited to the first 25 organizations that register.


There is still time to register! Get help with Fundraising!

Crafting a Compelling Case for Support

November 9, 9:00 am - Noon. In-person

Learn from an experienced fundraising professional the essential skills required to develop a compelling fundraising message that resonates with donors, supporters, and stakeholders. This focused training will empower you to create a message that drives engagement and donations for your nonprofit.

Presenter: Jordan Huizenga, CFRE. Jordan has spent 14 years working in nonprofit fundraising and development in our community and is VP of Development at Beech Acres Parenting Center.

Location: Beech Acres Parenting Center, Love of Learning Room, 615 Elsinore Place Suite 500 Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fee: $35 ($25 for OneSource members)


Marketing Help Available

AMA Cincinnati Agency pairs teams of volunteers with selected nonprofits or startups in the Greater Cincinnati area for 6-month marketing projects. Nonprofit and startup communities have a chance to leverage local marketing talent, develop richer volunteer and donor bases, and evolve their marketing strategies. The project runs from January - June.


  • Execute more effectively on your mission or scale your business faster by elevating your marketing strategies
  • Leverage the expertise of marketing talent in our community
  • Evolve your marketing strategy
  • Develop tools and resources to elevate your marketing going forward
  • Gain visibility on the AMA Cincinnati website, emails, and social channels

A small $350 fee is charged to help defray the operating costs of this program. All volunteers are marketing professionals and work pro-bono during the course of their AMA Cincinnati Agency contract.

More Information and Application
Nonprofit News You Can Use

HR News:

New Form I-9 Mandatory starting November 1

Stay in compliance with the new rules related to hiring and Human Resources! Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio recently sent out a news alert that when hiring, there is an updated form I-9 which must be used. Read more from our friends at PBPO.

Download the New Form

Registration Open!

The Cincinnati Gives is a 10 day online giving event that supports nonprofits.

To participate, you must be a 501c3 nonprofit working in the greater Cincinnati area. Grand Prizes and Bonus Challenges will be available to participating nonprofits throughout the 10 day campaign.

REGISTER by November 20

Launch of Impact 100 2024 Grant Process.

Cincinnati area nonprofits can apply for a $100,000 grant in the areas of Culture, Education, Environment, Family, or Health & Wellness.  

Learn More

Congratulations to BLOC Ministries, a 2023 Changemaker Award Winner

United Way's Greater Cincinnati Changemakers Awards recognize organizations and corporate groups who volunteer in our community. This year, BLOC Ministries, a OneSource Center member, has won the Grassroots Nonprofit Award. Winners will be recognized at a banquet on December 7, 2023.

Learn More

Fifth Third Foundation Grant Application Learning Session

Wednesday, November 29, 10am-Noon

The Foundation office at Fifth Third is hosting an information session for nonprofits in the region to provide an overview of their grant application process. The session will be held at the Walnut Hills Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library.

Learn More Here

Mark Your Calendars!

The Andrew Jergens Foundation Letters of Inquiry deadline is November 15. The Foundation's prime interest is the health, education, cultural experience, and social welfare of children in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Learn More Here

National Philanthropy Day 2023

National Philanthropy Day will be celebrated in Cincinnati at a luncheon on Thursday, November 16. It is a day set aside to promote philanthropy and recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that are inspiring change in our community. 

This is a great opportunity for you to thank a donor or volunteer leader who has made an impact at your organization. Invite them to join you for this inspirational celebration of the power of giving in our community. Nonprofit ticket price is $100; Table of 8 is $800.

Register Here
National Nonprofit News

Four Questions to Ask When Considering the Support of Skilled Volunteers

Tips from the Taproot Foundation

OneSource Center provides skilled capacity-building support for Cincinnati area nonprofits through use of our pool of approximately 130 consultants. Often, conducting internal pre-planning with your team will help facilitate the process of identifying which skills and resources will be needed for an efficient and successful completion. The Taproot Foundation has compiled a list of questions to explore before reaching out to OneSource Center for a consultant.

  1. Do you know what you need?
  2. Is your deadline feasible?
  3. How much knowledge is necessary?
  4. Is your team of staff members as excited as you are?

Although one of the benefits of using OneSource Center as the source for your skilled volunteer consulting needs is that we will help guide you through these types of questions during intake, it is always helpful to have your notes ready in advance.

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Grant & Training Opportunities

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

  • November 9 Crafting a Compelling Fundraising Message Workshop
  • November 15 Andrew Jergens Foundation LOI deadline
  • November 16 National Philanthropy Day
  • November 16 GCF Animal Welfare Grant Deadline
  • November 29 Performance Management and Discipline Workshop
  • December 1 Else Sule Foundation LOI Deadline
  • December 1 The Thomas J. Emery Memorial LOI Deadline
  • December 1 William O. Purdy Jr. Foundation Fund LOI Deadline
We Give Thanks!

OneSource Center is grateful to the Procter and Gamble Fund of the Greater

Cincinnati Foundation for their recent grant in support of Capacity Building for

Nonprofit Agencies. Because of this support, 20-30 nonprofit agencies in our

region will receive a subsidy to offset consultancy fees. By collaborating with

expert consultants, these agencies will strengthen management and governance

and build capacity to better fulfill their missions and serve more residents in our


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