Message from Executive Director Christie Brown
Lots of data to present to you in this newsletter! Giving USA and Grantstation both present informative statistics on funding trends for nonprofits. We even include some data on trends for websites! We also have information on many opportunities including available grants, technical/marketing help, free tool rental from the ToolBank, learning opportunities and more! Check out all the news in this issue!
In other news, ReSource will have some BIG NEWS to share with you soon on a fun and exciting fundraising opportunity for 2017! Stay tuned!! Cincinnati nonprofits need lots of help to do our work, and it is inspiring to see how we are supported by our generous community in so many ways!
Thank you for your partnership,
|Giving USA's Trends in Fundraising
Thank you to The Yunker Group and their sponsors for bringing Giving USA to Cincinnati again. It was exciting to learn that 2015 was America's most generous year ever! For nonprofits who did not attend the event, you can see some of the highlights in the infographic below, download a FREE
Giving USA Highlights
report or browse Giving USA's list of other
more extensive reports
available for a fee.
|2016 State of Grantseeking Report
Additional funding data is available from our partners at Grantstation. Grantstation conducts research on grants applied for and received in addition to trends in grant seeking. They recently released their Spring 2016 report. Some of the highlights:
- Charitable giving in the United States has surpassed $358 billion annually
- 93% of respondents who submitted three or more grant applications received at least one award
- Private foundations continue to grow in importance with 83% of respondents reporting that they received awards from private foundations
- Organizational collaboration is a way to increase grantseeking success, especially for younger, smaller organizations.
- Funders (particularly the Federal government) tend to look for proof of organizational sustainability as evidenced by organizational age. 90% of organizations that were at least eleven years old received an award vs. 70% of organizations ten years of age or younger.
|Long-Scrolling Websites - Fad or the Future?
Which is better - clicking to a page or scrolling to find content?
Are you a long-scroll lover, or a strictly "above the fold" kind of person? The debate rages on, with arguments on both sides. Is there a right answer? Or is it just a matter of personal preference?
Interesting statistic: New York's web analytics company, Chartbeat, measured data from 2 billion visits and found that 66% of user time was spent below the fold, not above!
Some web designers believe long-scrolling pages give the chance to tell a story, include some powerful visuals, and create a more intense, immersive experience. But depending on your content and audience, this may not be the best solution. As you look at your on-line presence, you will want to give consideration to who your audience is and the best way to reach them. ReSource is scheduling 2017 Building Blocks topics and speakers, and will be looking at this and related topics as one of our sessions.
|Grant Opportunities with Social Venture Partners
Social Venture Partners Cincinnati
invites area nonprofits to apply for two grant opportunities with one combined application
Apply to be their next investee
Investees receive a total grant of $60,000 over the course of three years and also receive the strategic contribution of SVP partners' time and expertise. The combined financial and expertise results in an average benefit to the nonprofit of three to five times greater than cash grants alone.
Apply for Fast Pitch 2017
Nonprofits get training in telling effective, inspiring stories and then compete via a 3-minute pitch.
|Southwest Ohio GiveCamp is accepting applications for a weekend of free software development for nonprofits
GiveCamp is a nationwide effort that brings together a community of volunteers to donate their time and talents to build the technical resources and capacity of local non-profit organizations. In its first five years the Southwest Ohio GiveCamp has worked on 64 non-profit software projects. The projects have ranged from simple website rebuilds to iPhone and Android applications. It is estimated that the projects created at Give Camp would typically cost each non-profit between $5,000 and $10,000. The efficiencies the solutions create - often reducing the paperwork and staff time needed to complete processes - means Give Camp creates value beyond the market cost of the projects themselves.
The event this year will be held October 21-23 at the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio. Additional information can be found at the
The 2016 Southwest Ohio GiveCamp is now accepting non-profit applications. The initial application is a
. Initial applications will be reviewed by a member of their non-profit committee to make sure it is within the scope and mission of the Southwest Ohio GiveCamp. When this review has been completed, you will be notified whether or not you have qualified for the second phase of the application process.
|Free Rentals in July from Cincinnati ToolBank
Walgreens is sponsoring a month of free tools! Thanks to Walgreens and a Cincinnati ToolBank board member, ToolBank rental fees will be waived in the month of July for all ToolBank members. If your agency is not already a member, membership is also FREE. Learn more at Cincinnati ToolBank.
|Building Blocks for Nonprofits Seminars: Upcoming Schedule
Register here for an upcoming seminar online.
||Erin Childs, Patrick Frambes, Shannon Young
||Foundational Basics: Best Practices for Legal, Accounting and HR
||Susan Ingmire and Jim Yunker
||Grants + More
||Social Media Quickstarter
||Coaching for Best Performance
||Organizational & Strategic Planning with your Nonprofit: Why, When, How
The "Building Blocks" seminar series is made possible in part by
Interact for Health
|ReSource "Specials" Being Announced on Facebook
As we try to build our social media presence, we will begin offering "Specials" each Monday on Facebook. You can expect anything from free goodies to discount coupons, sales and dollar-off coupons! Just remember, products from ReSource must be for agency use.
Find these weekly deals by LIKING ReSource on Facebook.
We also appreciate agencies who post photos of ReSource purchase when they are in use at your agency, along with a "tag" for ReSource!
|Get Competitive Quotes
Thrive is a service open to all nonprofits. In addition to getting discounted merchandise through group purchasing deals, their supplier marketplace of over 60,000 government-approved suppliers gives a wide range of options for getting the best pricing on big ticket purchases of over $3000.
Thrive staff handles the legwork of getting competitive quotes for you but you make the decisions. Save time ... save money! Use the money you save to do more of the good work you do. Access the Thrive Procurement Desk in the Thrive Marketplace. Their team is available to answer any questions via email or by calling 800-817-6903.
Programs of Interest from our Partners
is a dynamic 9-month leadership development program starting in September - only a few spots left! Also find information on
programs; sponsored by NLIGC.
- Access to warehouse of donated furniture
- Access to donations from retail partners like Walmart and Costco
- Event decór loans (fee to nonmembers)
- Grant research with grantstation.com
- Discounts on Building Blocks for Nonprofits seminars
- Good360 product discounts
- ThriveGPO discounts at Staples Advantage and more