June 6, 2024

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Finding Your Organization's Voice

by Carter Skeel, Philanthropy Daily

Taking the time to develop a coherent organizational voice ensures that your communications truly convey your mission and values.

For myriad reasons, the hardest leadership transition is from founder to his first successor. After all, the organizationā€™s vision is the founderā€™s vision; the organizationā€™s culture is the founderā€™s culture; the organizationā€™s voice is the founderā€™s voice. Your stakeholders have no frame of reference for your organization that does not center its founder. The departure of a founderā€”even if itā€™s planned and amicableā€”can trigger an identity, if not existential, crisis.

Well-functioning organizations, of course, prepare for this eventuality. The board shapes the organizational vision and formulates succession plans. Redundancies are developed to reduce institutional dependency on the founder. The cohort of stakeholders grows and matures. But who stewards an organizationā€™s voice? Moreover, if the founder himself has a distinctive and recognizable voice, do you have an independent organizational voice at all?

Finding Your Young Organizationā€™s Voice

Developing your organizationā€™s voice will smooth your first leadership transition, lay the groundwork for the next stage of organizational growth, and reassure stakeholders of your organizational trajectory. Hereā€™s how you find it.

Recommendation #1: Survey the broadest possible swath of stakeholders about what they think your organizationā€™s voice is. This survey should include the usual suspectsā€”board members, supporters, program recipientsā€”but it should also incorporate constituents who are on the periphery of your work and thus are less familiar with your standard ā€œelevator pitch.ā€ Learning what these constituents think your organization is and does will illuminate how you are perceived externally. Prepare a document that compiles your findings and highlights areas of commonality among those surveyed. Then, compare these findings to your existing mission and vision statements and share the document with your stakeholders. (An ancillary benefit of this process is that, as with a campaign feasibility study, it will deepen the engagement and buy-in of these stakeholders at a potentially perilous moment for your organization.)

Recommendation #2: Retrieve and compile as many documents as possibleā€”board meeting minutes, emails, memos, fundraising letters, etc.ā€”from your organizational history to understand the thought and development process behind the mission and vision statements, as well as how staff have talked about the organization across various media over the years. Focus especially on communications from when and even before the organization was actually founded. In so doing, you will uncover your organizationā€™s voice at its rawest. Then, trace how these communications evolved as the organization took shape and grew. What stayed the same? What changed? Why did it change? Compile these findings into a document that highlights your answers to these questions and other key takeaways.

Recommendation #3: Compare this document to the stakeholder survey you prepared. The communications document illuminates what your organization was trying to convey in its external communications. The survey illuminates what your stakeholders actually think your organizational voice is. Comparing the two will uncover the extent to which you have succeeded in finding your organizational voice.

Recommendation #4: Equipped with all of the above,




Pro Seniors is excited to welcome to its Board of Trustees (L to R) Tabitha Hochscheid, J.D., Olivia K. Smith, J.D., and Alex Wertz, CFA of Johnson Investment Counsel


School Board School has selected Jeremy Jones as their new CEO. 


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Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the generous support of a $30,000 grant from the Scripps Howard Fund for its Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) program. This initiative directly addresses the educational challenges faced by the children in the Greater Price Hill area.

The Victorian at Riverside is pleased to announce a generous grant from the Zonta Service Fund of Cincinnati to launch ā€œOpening Minds through Art,ā€ an intergenerational art-making project serving older adults living with dementia. The program will pair older women with local high-school students to assist in the art-making process, fostering an appreciation for the creative abilities of people with dementia while building bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art. 

Last Mile Food Rescue is deeply grateful for the Charles H. Dater Foundation's renewed commitment and generous $75,000 grant to reduce food waste and shrink the hunger gap.

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) is grateful to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Accessible Communities for a $30,000 grant for CABVIā€™s adaptive services and equipment for people who are blind or visually impaired.

St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky's annual Summer Breeze Program, sponsored by St. Elizabeth Healthcare, is now open and will run through August 31. SVdP NKY provides air conditioning units to neighbors suffering from documented medical conditions or a fan to anyone looking for relief from the summer heat and humidity. Call the Assistance Help Line Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 2:00pm, 859-341-3219. To learn more about this program and other services SVdP NKY offers, visit their website.

The 46th Annual Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance, a premier automotive showcase featuring North America's finest collector automobiles and motorcycles, will take place this Sunday, June 9, 2024, at Cincinnati's historic Ault Park. Find more information here.

Cincinnati Opera kicks off its 2024 Summer Festival with Opera in the Park on Sunday, June 9, 7:30pm. This free, family-friendly concert features opera and musical theater favorites performed by stars from Cincinnati Opera's 2024 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Brass Institute.

The Better Business BureauĀ® Serving Greater Cincinnati is now accepting applications for the BBBĀ® Spark Awards, an ethics-based business award. The Spark Awards recognize outstanding new businesses in operation for three years or less or young entrepreneurs 35 years old or younger. Through the Spark Awards, BBB elevates the next generation of business owners who exemplify character, culture, and community commitment.

Best Point Education & Behavioral Health was selected as a winner for the 2024 Top Workplaces Cincinnati awarded by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The organization ranked #14 under the large company size grouping.

From Fatherless to Fearless is proud to announce to have been selected as a grant recipient from the Elsa Sule Foundation This funding will allow us to support fatherless girls and expand our B.R.I.D.G.E programing and event. Our deepest gratitude goes to the Elsa Sule Foundation for their investment in our mission of fostering resilience, healing, and wholeness. 

Easterseals Redwood received a $30,000 Greater Cincinnati Foundation 2024 Accessible Communities Grant to support its growing Therapeutic Intervention Program. They are thankful for the Foundationā€™s past and present support of its mission.

ļ»æDress for Success Cincinnati is pleased to announce a generous grant of $7,500 from the Elsa Sule Foundation in support of our satellite location at the Life Learning Center (LLC) in Covington.

OneCity for Recovery is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Boots on the Ground Fund.

Easterseals Redwood is excited to announce that Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky has awarded a grant to support its Early Childhood Education and Care Program to support its mission to help children, with and without special needs, prepare for kindergarten together.

Visit Save the Animals Foundation on Sunday, June 23rd for the Summer Open House from 2:00pm-5:00pm at 4011 Red Bank Rd. The community is invited to tour the shelter and meet our dog and cat residents. 

Please join us June 12-15 for DoitforJack's 2nd annual Fentanyl Awareness Dys in Loveland. The event kicks off with a 5k run on 6/12 at Fleet Feet, followed by a concert in the park 6/14, yoga at Rodi Saturday morning, and an afternoon celebration of Jack's birthday at Cindy's on 6/15. 

Interact for Health is looking for a consulting partner(s) interested in providing sustainability consultation services to up to 12 grantee or partner organizations over an 8-12-month period, beginning in July or August 2024. Services would include support in developing business and fundraising plans, succession planning, board development, and other organizational efforts. The deadline to apply for the Sustainability Consultant RFA is July 8 at 5:00pm. Please send applications to



The Rescue Kitchen Network is recruiting partner organizations for its second cohort. Applications are due by June 15, 2024. The program is actively seeking partnerships in the Midwest but all interested organizations with experience in food rescue or operating commissaries are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to You can also find more information on La Soupe's website at

The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 grant cycle. For this cycle, grant funds will be designated to support organizational transformation to benefit gender and racial equity within the greater Cincinnati region, and within the organizations that work on key issue areas in the economic mobility and self-sufficiency spaces. Interested nonprofits can learn more, download the RFP guidelines, and apply through their website.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has many ways of investing in the community, some of these ways are proactive, while some are responsive. Request for Proposals (RFP) are now being accepted in support of organizations that drive the inclusion and accessibility of people living with physical and developmental disabilities. We invite your organization to partner with us to drive equitable change in our community by applying today. 



Metropolitan Nonprofit Member + Prospective Member Meet Up, with host Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News, June 11, 4:30p-7:00pm at the Metropolitan Club. Come meet Metropolitan member Jane Page-Steiner, publisher of Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News, and hear about opportunities to partner with her and the Metropolitan as we achieve our mission to unite diverse leaders to make a difference in our community. Area funders, including Heidi Jark, Fifth Third Foundation; Nancy Grayson, Horizon Funds; and Bernie McKay, Haile Foundation will be available to talk and share what they are seeing in the current nonprofit funding landscape. Click here for registration.

The CAVA Board Presents...A Crash Course into Volunteer Administration, August 22, 9:00am-4:00pm. Whether you're new to the field or just need a refresher, the CAVA Board has created a 1-day conference all about the basics of Volunteer Administration. This training supports professionals who manage volunteer programs in both non-profit and for-profit agencies and corporations. Instructors provide developmental tools, detailed methods, current concepts and best practices in the field of volunteer engagement. Find more information and registration here.  

Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News is partnering with the Kenton County Public Library to offer a great opportunity for you to connect with potential applicants and recruit new employees. Secure your recruitment table at no cost. All nonprofit sectors are welcome. Register here today!

Nonprofit Employee Benefit Options Workshop, June 13, 9:00am-10:30pm, presented by the Leadership Council for Nonprofits and Saxon. Benefits experts from Saxon Financial will share considerations for nonprofit organizations on health insurance and other ancillary benefits. Find registration and more information here.




Price Hill Will is looking for volunteers to help with their 20th Birthday Party, August 2, 2024, at ARCO. Various days and times before, during and after the celebration are available to help with event set-up, execution and clean-up. Register and find additional information here.



How to get your boss on board with fundraising One of the problems I find at a lot of nonprofits is that their board members are not actively engaged in fundraising. 

5 hidden opportunities of being micromanaged When you're feeling micromanaged, Marlene Chism offers five strategies to improve communication

and trust with your boss.

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