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February 2021
Executive Director's Message - Jenny Berg
Things are really falling into place for our Securing the Future conference on March 4, 2021. We hope you and your team will consider taking time for yourself to learn from subject matter experts on belonging, board governance, succession planning, systemic racism in fundraising, building an inclusive, diverse, and equitable culture, futures thinking, public relations strategies, and preventing employee burnout. Registration is open, and discounts are available for 3 or more, so bring a team and divide and conquer.  Recordings will be available for months after the conference for all registered attendees.

Here’s a two-minute preview of just one of our exciting speakers - Marvin DeJean. Marvin is a leading business futurist, organizational strategist, and an “unapologetic evangelist” for innovation-driven solutions to corporate and social challenges. As the Senior Managing Partner of Gilead Sanders LLC., he spends his time helping organizations and individuals take the quantum leap into the 21st-century digital marketplace. Marvin will be leading a breakout session called: "The Big Pivot: Reinventing Organizations for the 21st Century."
All of our breakout speakers and of course our keynote speaker will keep you engaged, learning, stretching, and connecting. This is not another zoom call. Our platform, Socio Events, is user friendly, allows connections to other attendees, sponsors, and speakers, as well as access to the speaker materials.

Join us so you too can learn how adopting the "outside-in perspective" of futures thinking unlocks principles and potential practices for imagining the possible futures of belonging that can inform and influence work in collaboration with your employees, volunteers, clients, and constituents.

We are thankful to our STF sponsors for their support to bring this robust half-day conference to you in a new and exciting way!


New Leadership Council Website Coming
Leadership Council is upgrading its website and we will be able to share your logo, URL, and more!
What’s in it for you? 
Visitors to our website will easily be able to recognize your organization from your logo, learn who the leader is, what your mission is, and what cause(s) you to serve. That helps you because our BOLD graduates (potential board members) can more easily see/search causes they care about, and prospective staff, and/or volunteers, can learn more about your organization with just one click.
Please complete this google form by 2/28/21. Thank you for your help!
Nonprofit Offerings
Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council - Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
The Council is now accepting applications for the 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Scholarships. We are looking for individuals considered to be diverse by ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion, or sexual orientation who want to learn more about planned giving for their professional or volunteer work. The application deadline is May 31, 2021. Visit our website to learn more about the Council’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.
St. Timothy Grant Applications Available Now!
St. Timothy Catholic Church in Union Kentucky will award six grants, with a maximum award up to $3,000 each, in six designated months in the 2021/2022 fiscal year to Northern Kentucky non-profit agencies/organizations whose services benefit/serve the disadvantaged and poor in the Northern Kentucky area. In addition to the cash award, our parish will participate in a service project during the award month. Only applications meeting the Eligibility Criteria and Grant Components outlined will qualify. Applications are restricted to non-profit agencies/organizations located or serving the Northern Kentucky community. The policies and programs of the applicant should follow the social, justice, and moral beliefs of the Catholic Church; however, the applicant is not required to have a direct affiliation with the Catholic Church. The application must be completed in its entirety and returned with a submission postmark date no later than March 31, 2021. Grant applications can be found at www.saint-timothy.org

For questions contact Pat Seuberling @ 859-384-1100 ext. 1113.
Board Meeting Observations
The Board Orientation + Leadership Development (BOLD) program provides its participants a chance to observe nonprofit board meetings. This year, we are encouraging our Leadership Council for Nonprofit member organizations to consider this opportunity. Members have typically been willing to allow 2-3 participants to observe their meetings at a time. Please note there will be four BOLD classes in 2021-2022. The class dates are here.

If you are available to host a BOLD participant to observe your meeting please complete this form. All information will remain confidential, and the observer will be making notes on this observation sheet.
YWCA's 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge
The 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Our challenge starts on Monday, March 1st and continues (Monday –Friday) through March 29th.

Each day of the challenge you will be presented with activities such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Click Here for More Information & to Register.
Events Calendar
Mar 4
Securing the Future Conference
Securing the Future is an annual, half-day conference dedicated to building the strategic, leadership, and resource development skills of the board, staff, and donors of Greater Cincinnati nonprofits. The conference will feature Keynote Speaker, Vanessa Mason, Research Director at the Institute for the Future, as well as 13 Breakout Sessions led by local speakers for a deeper dive into the keynote topic.
Click Here for More Information & to Register
Mar 18
The Next Normal: New Ways to Measure Engagement for IMPACT
Organizations are dynamic human operating systems that are constantly evolving as a result of internal and external drivers. In today’s rapidly changing environment, your employee survey needs to measure what matters most to elevate culture, employee experience and organizational impact. Click Here for More Information & to Register
Apr 9
deadline to apply
BOLD - Class #6
BOLD is Greater Cincinnati’s leading nonprofit board training program. We provide a transformational board leadership development experience to educate and empower local leaders to serve boldly. BOLD is building a stronger community of diverse leaders prepared to serve nonprofit boards. If you are interested in learning more about board service in the Cincinnati/NKY area this is the program for you.
Click Here for More Information & to Apply
Apr 15
Turn Data Into Dollars: How to Use Data to Strengthen Organizational Culture and Outcomes Workshop
Impact measurement expert and author of the award-winning book, "Impact & Excellence," Sheri Chaney Jones will share her game-changing research and strategies to help nonprofit leaders achieve their desired results. Click Here for More Information & to Apply
Apr 20-22
Leadership Challenge Virtual Workshop Experience
The Leadership Challenge® is an intense and interactive three day virtual program that helps you tap into your personal leadership skills through a variety of activities. As you'll come to learn through The Leadership Challenge®, leadership isn't about titles.
Click Here for More Information & to Apply

Get to know more about our BOLD leaders HERE.
Welcome to New Members
Jeffery Bruce, Executive Director

Woodrow Keown, Jr., President & COO
Member Spotlight
Santa Maria Community Services
Santa Maria Community Services recently celebrated our 123rd year of helping families help themselves. We were founded downtown to work with Italian immigrants to our region and moved to the Price Hill area in 1966. We are now a multi-service agency focused on helping families achieve their educational, financial and health goals while also strengthening the Price Hill community.

Growing up as the oldest of five children first in rural WV and later in Brazil where my parents served as missionaries in the 1970s, and really maturing in my Christian faith through high school and college, I knew I wanted to serve people in some capacity. I came to Santa Maria in 1984, right out of grad school, and worked for five years as a community organizer in Lower Price Hill before being named CEO in 1989. I love Santa Maria’s community-based work and the people we work with.  Read More
Job Opportunities
Check out all the job postings on our FREE job board, HERE

This is a free service to all our LC members.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Leader Level Sponsors:
Collaborator Level Sponsors:
Leadership Council - 2020 Board of Directors
President - Jeff O'Neil
President Elect - Jennifer Loeb
Treasurer - Bob Wilson
Secretary - Bill Tucker

Executive Director - Jenny Berg
Deborah Allsop
Danielle Amrine
Debbie Brooks
Jeff Corney
Mary Delaney
Megan Fischer
Vanessa Freytag
Jim Hudson
Mark Lawson
Jorge Perez
Adrienne Russ
Kristin Smith Shrimplin
Annie Timmons
Moira Weir