In this Issue:

ExecutiveDirectorMessage from Executive Director Christie Brown

Our nonprofit community is fortunate to have a variety of learning opportunities including seminars sponsored by ReSource, Interact for Health, Leadership Council, AFP and more. Taking the time for professional development is sometimes difficult with the demands of daily work, but it is vitally important for you and your staff to learn and grow in your positions! 

Our June Building Blocks seminar is a wonderful opportunity to rejuvenate your staff with an inspiring message from Mary Miller. Jamie Smith from the Business Courier provided this review of a previous presentation by Mary:  "She educated, entertained humored, but most importantly touched their hearts. She is a must hear!" Take the time for yourself and encourage others in your organization to join us on June 14 and Ignite Passion with a Spark of Change"!

Thank you for your partnership,

Christie Brown
BusinessPlansBusiness Plans that Stand Out - Early Bird Discount Ends TODAY, May 8

Interact for Health is offering this special all day workshop on May 23. This class is one of their longstanding favorites. Past participants have called it a "mini-MBA" because it covers a wide range of important business topics.  For more information or to register, visit Interact for Health's registration webpage

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Today, business plans ­− whether they are for a program or a social enterprise ­− are becoming a must-have in the nonprofit sector instead of something that's just nice to have. A well-written plan can make the difference in securing the necessary funding and interest.
This session will break down the process into simple and easy-to-follow steps for you to right-size a business plan for your needs  AND  your organization, program or social enterprise. It will include an in-depth discussion of the best process and outline to follow as well as how to stand out from the crowd.
OTRYPsOn-The-Rise Young Professionals and Agencies Selected

Our 2017 Young Professionals program is chaired by ReSource board members Justin Hartfiel from The Christ Hospital and Katie Schneider from TriHealth. 

Congratulations to these agencies who will receive help from our Young Professionals Group:
  • Cancer Family Cares
  • Health Care Connection
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Ohio Cleats for Kids
The talented and driven young professionals selected for the program represent a wide variety of local organizations. Participating YPs are: J.B. Bernhard from Cushman Wakefield, Ashley Clos from The Christ Hospital, Katherine Devora from USI Insurance, Meghan Jones Dick from TriHealth, Sarah Edwards from The Christ Hospital, Katie McDermott from CBRE, Page Natoli from Phillips Edison, Ryan Pauley from USI Insurance, Chris Quigley from Messer Construction, Patrick Rodriguez from The Christ Hospital, Tim Schirmann from Messer Construction, Joshua Schroer from U.S. Bank, Aaron Senich from TriHealth, Jonathan Stanwyck from U.S. Bank, John Strittholt from Deloitte and Touche, and Kristina Wilber from The Christ Hospital. 

We thank these young professionals and our board co-chairs for their commitment to helping the nonprofit community through their service. 
VolunteersVolunteers Make a Difference!

Each April we celebrate National Volunteer's Week. But do you really know the impact of volunteerism?   Independent Sector estimates the value of volunteer service in Ohio is worth $22.06/hour. The Corporation for National and Community Service ranks Ohio in the middle of U.S. states for volunteerism, with 26.6% of all adults  volunteering their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. With over 268 million hours of service contributed, volunteers have provided $6 billion in service!
Welcome New Members

We welcome these new agencies who joined ReSource in April.

Clark Montessori School Foundation
Empower Youth
Valley Interfaith Comm. Resource Center
Wave Pool

BuildingBlocksBuilding Blocks for Nonprofits Seminars

There is still time to register for this month's Metrics seminar where you'll receive an Excel template for building your own metrics dashboard. 

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
May 10 Measuring Progress and Impact with Metrics
June 14 Ignite Passion with a SPARK of Change
half 2017
Programming announcement coming soon!

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

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

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 decór 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. 
ReSource | 513-554-4944 |