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ExecutiveDirectorMessage from Executive Director Christie Brown

Spring is coming early to Cincinnati and ReSource has some new things blooming too!

We are getting Walmart and Crate and Barrel truckload shipments in this week, so look for lots of new personal care, paper products, home goods and trendy furniture in the warehouse soon as we unpack things.

We are also working to improve your checkout process with computer upgrades thanks to a grant from the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation. Our computers were about 10 years old and ran slow, so we send a huge THANK YOU to them for this upgrade! We also ask your patience as we switch to Quickbooks Online for processing transactions. This will offer some new benefits, but the learning curve may slow things down a bit until we get used to the changes. 

As always, we appreciate your feedback and input into how we can be of more service to you our member agencies. If you would like to be included in an upcoming focus group to give us direction for new ways we can be supportive, please email me

Thank you for your partnership,

Christie Brown
Welcome New Members

Join me in welcoming these new agencies who joined ReSource in January and February.

Anointed Word Fellowship

Armstrong Chapel

Center for Community Engagement

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

New Life Furniture Bank

Produce Perks

CharitableGivingReportCharitable Giving Report
How Nonprofit Fundraising Performed in 2016

In 2016, overall charitable giving in the United States increased 1.0% on a year-over-year basis, as reported in the Blackbaud Institute's Charitable Giving Report. Also 7.2% of all fundraising revenue (excluding grants) was raised online, with a notable 17% of that via a mobile device. 

These statistics and more, including breakdowns by small, medium and large organizations, are included in their report, available online.

Full Blackbaud Institute Charitable Giving Report 
Vehr Cares Nonprofit Grant Program

Each year, Vehr Communications donates up to $50,000 in professional service time to two nonprofit organizations ($25,000 each). One of the nonprofits they support must have an arts-related purpose.

They are currently accepting applications from arts-related nonprofits for one $25,000 grant. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2017.

For more information, visit
BuildingBlocksBuilding Blocks for Nonprofits Seminars

Our April seminar is on the popular topic of Event Planning. 
Topics include theme development, goal setting, venue selection, invitation options, decorations, catering, sponsorships and the WOW factor. This seminar will  help you plan and host an event to raise funds, advance your mission or celebrate a special milestone.

Date Topic
April 12 The Magic of Event Planning
May 10 Measuring Progress and Impact with Metrics
June 14 Direction and Focus for Future Impact

The "Building Blocks" seminar series is made possible in part by:

BracketsBrackets for Good - Round 2

Keep the energy and enthusiasm going! The competition continues through March 31, with the winner receiving a $10,000 prize! If you didn't get in the action this year, ask one of this year's participating charities about their experience and consider jumping into the fun next year!

NonprofitWorksNonprofit Works: An Interactive Database on the U.S. Nonprofit Economy

America's nonprofit sector employs the third largest workforce of any of the 18 industries of the American economy, behind only retail trade and manufacturing. The  Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies  has launched  Nonprofit Works , a new interactive website providing access to critical data on nonprofit jobs, establishments, and wages in the United States from 1990-2011.

With this new resource, you will be able to answer crucial questions like:
  • How many people work for nonprofits in your state or county?
  • In what fields are those jobs concentrated?
  • How do nonprofit jobs compare to those in other sectors working in the same fields?
  • How much have nonprofits contributed to job growth?
  • How much do nonprofit wages contribute to the local economy?
Basic access to this data is free, or choose a premium package for as little as $10. Learn more at Nonprofit Works.
NonprofitResourcesNonprofit Resources

The Cincinnati Project - Free research through University of Cincinnati

Pro Bono Partnership - Free legal consulting for nonprofits

Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati - their  dedicated volunteers provide expert consulting that enables community organizations to effectively advance their missions. 

Leadership Council for Nonprofits - membership organization with  leadership development programs, training, resources and networking opportunities for its members.
BenefitsMembership Benefits

ReSource membership offers many great benefits. If you are not a current ReSource member, consider joining today!
Download our membership application.

Benefits include:
  • Access to warehouse of donated furniture
  • Access to a wide variety of product donations from our retail partners: for use by your agency or your agency's clients
  • Event dec√≥r loans (fee to nonmembers)
  • Discounts on Building Blocks for Nonprofits seminars
  • Good360 product discounts
  • ThriveGPO discounts at Staples Advantage and more
  • Absolutely FREE area - items in our warehouse that are available for free to nonprofits. 
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