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ExecutiveDirectorMessage from Executive Director Christie Brown

Our July-November Building Blocks schedule is finally confirmed so check out the offerings to expand your knowledge by signing up. Also consider registering for this year's EXCEL Leadership Development program. I have taken this 9-month course in the past and I highly recommend it! 

Taking the time to learn and grow in your knowledge and position -- it helps make our nonprofits and our community stronger when we do!

Thank you for your partnership,

Christie Brown
EXCEL Applications Open excel2

Applications are open for the Excel Leadership Development Program ... Apply Today!

Each fall, the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati runs the Excel program to enrich the management capabilities of high-level managers and executive directors of nonprofit agencies in the Greater Cincinnati region. The program matches participants with premier professional development coaches to improve leadership, organizational and strategic planning, as well as branding and marketing. ReSource's own executive director, Christie Brown, is an Excel alum, and endorses the program. Starting in September, the 2017-2018 Excel program features nine sessions - ending with a graduation in mid-May. 

Click here to apply for the 2017-2018 Excel Leadership Development Program!
volunteer
FT Volunteer Available for 4 week assignment

ASCENT helps place injured workers in volunteer positions with nonprofits. They have a modified duty program that they administer for their corporate clients. This involves locating volunteer opportunities for an employee who has been injured and cannot return to their current job due to medical restrictions. They are looking for a nonprofit organization that can offer a full-time volunteer opportunity. The position requires sit down work only, and should not involve working directly with children, money or pets. The injured employee will still be paid by their employer while volunteering at the nonprofit organization. 

If you have a need for a month of volunteer time, there are 2 individuals who are available to help your organization. One volunteer lives in Batavia and has basic computer skills: contact Erin Cox, 513-351-1222, ecox@ascentcms.com; the other volunteer lives in Mason (skill level unknown), contact Kate Henschen, 513-351-1222, kateh@ascentcms.com.

BuildingBlocks
Building Blocks for Nonprofits Seminars


June's seminar is not one to miss! Mary Miller, author of Changing Direction 10 Choices That Impact Your Dreams, will be the presenter for "Ignite Passion with a Spark of Change." Mary has the honor of being our highest rated past presenter and we look forward to having her present for us again. Come ignite passion and recharge your batteries with this presentation on June 14!

Date Topic
June 14 Ignite Passion with a SPARK of Change
July 12 First Time Managers: Coaching and Essentials
August 9 Social Media and Marketing
September 13
Strategic Planning
October 11 Energizing Your Volunteers
November 8 How to Attract and Retain Top Quality Staff

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

Intern
emmett
Scripps Howard Intern Announced

ReSource is pleased to announce the addition of a Scripps Howard Foundation Summer Intern, Emmett Kresslein, to our staff.  Emmett is a senior communication studies major at Northern Kentucky University and will be working with ReSource staff on website, newsletter and social media projects. The internship program is a hands-on opportunity for ReSource to gain valuable help in better communicating with our members and supporters while also furthering a communication student's education with real-world experience.  Over 60 nonprofits hire interns through this Scripps Howard program which has funded more than 600 internships since 2002 in the Greater Cincinnati region.
monthlydonorImportance of Monthly Donors

Cultivating monthly donors can boost your fundraising results.  Erica Waasdorp from NonProfitPRO identifies three major reasons why monthly donors are so powerful, even though these donors seem to be so small (at first):
  • they give more money
  • retention rates are much higher than one time donors
  • monthly/recurring giving has become much easier
As for acquiring monthly donors, the author provides two main must-dos: ASK your donors to give monthly, and make it EASY!

For the full article, and to read more from Erica Waasdorp, visit NonProfitPRO
NewMembers
Welcome New Members

We welcome these new agencies who joined ReSource in May.

Christ Church United Methodist
Hispanics Avanzando Hispanics
OLCTK/Cardinal Pacelli School
Oxford Seniors
Union Elementary School PTSO

ImportantChange
Reminder: Change to Pick-up Schedule

As we grow and provide more products to our members, we need our warehouse staff to have block time for processing donations, stocking and moving inventory, and other warehouse work. Therefore we are changing our policy on product pick-ups. 

Effective immediately, pickups should be done between 12:30-3:30 only, Monday-Friday. Please remember to bring enough help to load your own vehicle, as we need our staff for warehouse work. If you will need assistance loading, you should contact us in advance for scheduling and loading fees. Shoppers who are taking their products with them will continue to have immediate access to our dock or front entrance for loading.
NonprofitResourcesNonprofit Resources

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

Cincinnati ToolBank - Year-round access to their inventory of tools and equipment for a nominal fee.

Pro Bono Partnership - Free legal consulting for nonprofits

JVS Career Services  - R esource when looking to fill positions within your organization

The Cincinnati Project - Free research through University of Cincinnati

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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