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March 2021
Executive Director's Message - Jenny Berg
What does the future of belonging look like for you and your organization? Our Securing the Future keynote speaker, Vanessa Mason, research director at the Institute for the Future, was able to paint the picture of what that future looked like. For me one of the many takeaways from her talk on belonging is the idea of Welcome, Connect, Understand and Act.

Welcome - What is your welcome? What is your digital front door? Who is/is not welcome in your spaces?
Connect - Who is able, or who is not able, to make connections?
Understand - What is the collective understanding that can help us do things together?
Act - What can YOU choose to act upon TODAY? And what will you learn from that?

Vanessa also directed us to tools that we can use as we begin futures thinking especially in a post-pandemic world. Click Here for those tools.

Here are a few remarks from our over 340 registrants that attended:
  • "I loved the keynote speaker - I learned so much from her and about future trends. I would have loved to hear her speak more, she had so much great info to share. I also enjoyed the breakout sessions - so many great topics to choose from and the ones I attended were really well done. Thank you for organizing! We are so fortunate to have this opportunity to learn from national and local leaders."

  • "It's a great network and I appreciated getting to connect/re-connect with those I know or have worked with. I appreciated the comradery of the nonprofit force of the region."

  • "Topics were well chosen. Very good speakers. True to its intent: inspiring others regarding the future."


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 3/31/21. 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.
Events Calendar
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 Register
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 Register
May 18
Finding & Vetting Grant Opportunities | Virtual Workshop
Winning grants is not just about finding funding opportunities, but vetting and prioritizing the grants your organization is most likely to win. This webinar is aimed at both executive leaders and development practitioners. Click Here for More Information & to Register
May 21
RESCHEDULED | IT Best Practices for Nonprofits Peer Network Meeting
Leadership Council Members Only
Courtney McClure from Lovins Insurance will be providing an explanation of cybersecurity coverage and example claims. She will also be sharing some basic best practices and things to consider when it comes to considering cybersecurity. Click Here to Register
Jun 10
Grant Funding Beyond Programs | Virtual Workshop
Grants for specific programs are typically the easiest to win, but what about the rest of your organization’s needs? This session is aimed at both executive leaders and development practitioners.
Click Here for More Information & to Register

Get to know more about our BOLD leaders HERE.
Welcome to New Members
Keisha Pettijohn, CEO & Founder

Sheryl Rajbhandari, Executive Director

Kristin Tennyson, Head of School

Jenny Perez, Executive Director

Butch Elfers, CFO

Julie Collinsworth, Executive Director
Member Spotlight
Santa Maria Community Services
At ProKids, we recruit, train and support committed people from every walk of life to do something extraordinary: give a voice to an abused and neglected child who needs an advocate. Our passionate staff and these volunteers – who are Court Appointed Special Advocates – work with others in the child protection system to help these children move to safe, permanent, nurturing homes where they can thrive.
I became a part of ProKids in 1992 as a recent law school graduate. After serving as a volunteer, I joined the staff as an attorney and became the executive director in 1998. I’m proud that our volunteers and staff have expanded our reach over the years to serve more children in our community, giving more than 1,000 of them a powerful voice in 2020 alone. 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
Mike Baker
Debbie Brooks
Jeff Corney
Mary Delaney
Megan Fischer
Vanessa Freytag
Jim Hudson
Mark Lawson
Jorge Perez
Adrienne Russ
Kristin Smith Shrimplin
Annie Timmons