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January 2022
Leadership Council Board Chair Message
Dear Friends,

By now, most of you have heard Jenny Berg’s news that she will be retiring this May after 10 extraordinary years as our Executive Director. I know you join me in being filled with wonder and gratitude for all she has accomplished over the past decade.
Under Jenny’s leadership, our membership has more than tripled, as has our budget. Our fundraising and finances are significantly stronger, we began offering new programs (including BOLD, the Securing the Future conference, and the Leadership Challenge), and we grew our Leaders’ Circles and benefits to members significantly. Simply put, Jenny helped make all of us better. She is a true servant leader who strengthened us as individuals, organizations, and collectively as a nonprofit sector.

We will find a time before her retirement to celebrate Jenny, but now our immediate and most pressing task is to choose a new leader who can continue to grow Leadership Council and our mission to maximize the impact of nonprofit organizations, develop their leaders and strengthen the community. The Executive Director search committee (Clare Blankemeyer, Debbie Brooks, Mary Delaney, Jorge Perez, Margo Spence, and myself) is committed to identifying candidates that bring nonprofit experience, life experiences, knowledge, and cultural competencies that reflect the diversity of the Leadership Council membership and our community. You can find the position description on the Leadership Council website or click here for the job posting. Resumes and letters should be sent to Lesli Brower at lbrower@rmhouse.org.

This is an exciting time for Leadership Council, and you have my commitment that our dedication to you will not waver during this leadership transition. Together, we have built a strong, vibrant organization, and we look forward to discovering all of the growth, collaboration, and successes our future holds with our new leader.


Jennifer Loeb
Board Chair and Search Committee Chair
Medical Insurance Survey - We want your feedback 
Leadership Council understands the desire of our members to provide medical insurance to staff and also hears about the difficulties in doing so. We'd like to get your feedback so that we can help find a solution to this problem. Please take 1-2 minutes to answer the following 6 questions. Click Here to take the brief survey.
BOLD - Step Up to be a Better Board Member in 2022
There’s never been a better time for you, or your board members, to become better board leaders. Listen to BOLD 8 graduates Kim Anthony who thinks BOLD should be “required for all nonprofit boards" and Sanserrae Frazier who believes “the BOLD program is essential for being involved in your community". Click Here to find out more and apply. Application deadline is February 1, 2022. Apply TODAY- Space is Limited.
Kim Anthony
Sanserrae Frazier
Good "Short" Reads

Ohio Nonprofit Covid-19 Survey results - June 2021 - "With burnout high among nonprofit employees and committed volunteers, nonprofits can benefit from anyone willing to assist... This is an ideal opportunity for the business community to demonstrate its support to local organizations." 
Leadership Council Membership Renewal - PAST DUE
Leadership Council will continue to provide you with opportunities to strengthen your nonprofit through learning, leading, connections, growth, and development so that you can create an attractive and sustainable future for your staff, board, and those you serve. We invite you to remain a part, or to become a part, of Leadership Council representing over 260 different agencies of all sizes serving many important causes.
Events Calendar
Jan 27
Medicare Basics and the RetireMEDiQ Program Webinar
Join this webinar to learn about RetireMEDiQ, a company that has partnered with more than 1,200 local organizations to provide Medicare guidance to more than 50,000 individuals.
Click Here for More Information & to Register
Feb 22
How Can You Avoid the “Great Resignation” in Your Nonprofit? 2022 Employee Compensation & Benefits Survey
How can nonprofits move from the "great resignation" to the "great attraction"? Over the last couple of years, workers have been re-evaluating their careers, questioning the way they work, when they work, and how fulfilling their work is.
Click Here for More Information & to Register
Apr 11-13
Leadership Challenge®
3-Day Workshop Experience
The Leadership Challenge® is an intense and interactive three-day program that helps you tap into your personal leadership skills through a variety of activities. Click Here for More Information & to Register
Welcome to New Members
Mark Thomas, Executive Director

Terri McDonald, Executive Director

Sydney Nation, Executive Director

Sara Gabbard, Executive Director

Todd Schwartz, Executive Director

Roger Babik, President
Job Opportunities
Having trouble recruiting for your nonprofit? Did you know that our Leadership Council members can post their job(s) on our FREE JOB BOARD for 30 days? Are you looking for a change in 2022? Check out all of the various job opportunities on our JOB BOARD.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Leader Level Sponsors:
Collaborator Level Sponsors:
Leadership Council Board of Directors
President Jennifer Loeb
President Elect - Vanessa Freytag
Treasurer - Bob Wilson
Secretary - Bill Tucker

Executive Director - Jenny Berg
Deborah Allsop
Danielle Amrine
Mike Baker
Debbie Brooks
Jeff Corney
Mary Delaney
Megan Fischer
Mark Lawson
Jeff O'Neil
Jorge Perez
Kristin Smith Shrimplin
Annie Timmons