In this Issue:

Message from Executive Director Christie Brown

I hope you will stop by ReSource on Friday afternoon to help us celebrate our 30th year of service to the nonprofit community. This is also a good opportunity to invite your other nonprofit friends who are not ReSource members to come and check us out. We have lots of fun planned -- we'll have free document shredding, food, drinks, warehouse scavenger hunt, cornhole toss and spin for prizes. I hope you will join us at our Open House on June 10 to enjoy some networking, hospitality and fun -- all are welcome!

We continue to look at how we can support our members in new ways. If you have suggestions or ideas, please feel free to email me or give me a call to discuss!

Thank you for your partnership,

Christie Brown
OpenHouseReSource Open House

All are invited - ReSource members, non-member agencies, volunteers, donors, supporters and friends:

Mark your calendars and join us for a fun-filled Open House 
in celebration of our 30th anniversary.

Food! Drink! Tours! Prizes! Agency Goodie Bags!

Nonprofits can bring shredding to drop off for a free Shred Event, also from 3:00-6:00.

Friday, June 10 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm
ReSource Needs Your Help!

If you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. Great Nonprofits -- a review site like TripAdvisor -- is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2016 Top-Rated Awards. Won't you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It's easy and only takes 3 minutes!

Go to Great Nonprofits to get started!  
Question of the Month

Question of the Month is taking the summer off while we regroup a bit and recruit a team to serve as a base for answering questions. Knowing what the local trends are in the nonprofit community is helpful to us all, but we need more input! 

If you or your agency is interested in being a part of our survey panel and earning points toward ReSource warehouse credit/discounts, please email us to learn more. 

Results from last month's question: Does your agency use a donor management program? Which one and how pleased are you with the program?:

Responses yielded interesting feedback. Only 22% of those responding used one of the most well-known programs listed (Donor Perfect, Donor 2 and Neon). Abila, Donor Drive and Salesforce received multiple mentions under the "Other, specify" option. 

Ratings of these programs were also interesting, with most responding with "somewhat satisfied." Interestingly, some had a range of very dissatisfied to neutral to very satisfied for a program. One interesting thing I learned was that Salesforce offers a free option for nonprofits. One respondent commented that what they saved with this free option allowed them to use funds to customize the program to meet their needs. An interesting option to consider for agencies who need donor management software but have no or little budget to purchase one. 

Do you have a suggestion for a future question? Email suggestions to Christie Brown.
Southwest Ohio GiveCamp is now 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 GiveCamp website

The 2016 Southwest Ohio GiveCamp is now accepting non-profit applications. The initial application is a simple form. 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.
Global Gaggle Speaker Series: NGO Management in the U.S.

ReSource is a marketing partner for this event presented by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council. Join the conversation after work on June 27 for a unique and FREE international conversation. Meet, network and learn with 22 international visitors in addition to a variety of local nonprofit agencies. 

Monday, June 27 
5:30 - 7:00 pm
American Red Cross
2111 Dana Avenue 

DOLDepartment of Labor: Overtime Rule Changes
If you haven't already learned about the changes to exempt employee status and overtime rules, you need to educate yourself! This topic will be addressed briefly as a part of our July Building Blocks Foundational Basics seminar. There are other local workshops being offered on this important topic, and in addition, the Dept. of Labor has recorded webinars you can watch, with one specifically for the Nonprofit sector. Find more information and a link to the webinars on the Department of Labor's website
BuildingBlocksBuilding Blocks for Nonprofits Seminars: Upcoming Schedule

July 13 Erin Childs, Patrick Frambes, Wayne Owens Foundational Basics: Best Practices for Legal, Accounting and HR
August 10
Susan Ingmire and Jim Yunker Grants + More
September 14

Rob Bunting Social Media Quickstarter
October 12 Diane Jordan-Grizzard Coaching for Best Performance
November 9 Jane Page-Steiner Organizational & Strategic Planning with your Nonprofit: Why, When, How

The "Building Blocks" seminar series is made possible in part by Interact for Health and 
U.S. Bank.  
SocialMediaSocial Media - Let's Connect!

We all grow stronger when we work together! We recently received a call from a member who was aware of a company who was moving and they recommended that the company donate their office furnishings to ReSource. It's a great help when we get referrals and more people find out about how ReSource helps the entire nonprofit community through the discounted items we offer in our warehouse.

Help others learn about ReSource by LIKING us on Facebook and posting photos of your new furnishings with a tag for ReSource (just add @ResourceCincy to your post). 

We'd like to share information about ReSource AND share information about our member agencies. Please LIKE us on Facebook so we can easily tag your agency in appropriate posts. Our goal is to do more of this in the future, to recognize the good stewardship of our member agencies. And we invite you to LIKE us from your personal pages as well!
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 donations from retail partners like Walmart and Costco
  • Event dec√≥r loans (fee to nonmembers)
  • Grant research with
  • Discounts on Building Blocks for Nonprofits seminars
  • Good360 product discounts
  • ThriveGPO discounts at Staples Advantage and more
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