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BOLD Class 11

 

Tuition

$250 for Leadership Council for Nonprofit members (click here for a list of current members)

$400 for a nonprofit organization that is not a Leadership Council member

$650 for non-members of Leadership Council for Nonprofits

 

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are granted in each cohort for smaller nonprofits and others who require financial assistance. Contact BOLD Program Director Jay Shatz: jshatz@leadershipcouncil.us
 

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BOLD Exclusive: Join a Nonprofit Board

As a service to Leadership Council members and BOLD graduates, BOLD Board Connections brings together nonprofits seeking board candidates with BOLD Alumni ready to join a board or committee. We update these exciting opportunities monthly. See an opening you’re interested in? Email BBC Coordinator Lynn Heinzelman and put your passion in action.

Posting a board opening is an exclusive benefit to Leadership Council members. If interested in accessing this benefit, consider joining Leadership Council. Have a board opening to post? More info here.

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EXCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER BENEFIT

Leadership Council for Nonprofits welcomes its members to share openings on their boards by completing this form (two positions can be included). We will feature organizations, based on timing of form submission, in a future BOLD newsletter. 

Our database of BOLD grads is uniquely positioned to meet your nonprofit's board needs. BOLD serves the community by providing accessible board education and certification through a robust curriculum, increasing the opportunities to add diversity to nonprofit boards, and connecting and placing graduates to the organizations where board leaders are needed.


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Susan Brownknight, CEO of Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD)

Susan is a nonprofit executive with over 20 years of experience leading and/or working with local, state, and national organizations. She can provide the vision, strategic planning, and effective fundraising to pursue and achieve a just mission that furthers inclusive, vibrant, and sustainable communities. 

Philip Cunningham, Director, Strong Consulting 

As Director of Strong Consulting, Philip leads the strategic direction and program operations for Strong Cincinnati. He provides coaching and supervision for the Strong Team. While working with Mayerson Academy’s Strong Cincinnati Institute, which engages cohorts of local organizations in using strengths-based practices to transform workplace cultures and unleash the potential of people in order to increase performance, he’s shown himself to be a talented facilitator, consultant, strategist, and relationship builder. In addition, Philip also provides consultation on topics such as organizational development, adult learning, leadership development, public and private partnerships, educational product development, design thinking and workforce development. Before joining Mayerson Academy, Philip led marketing and development efforts at McGraw Hill Education/Cengage Learning as the Market Development Team Leader and Marketing Manager. Philip earned his MBA from the University of Toledo.

Mary Delaney, Executive Director and Founder of Community Matters

Mary has worked in the Lower Price Hill community since 2010 as an educator, organizer, and non-profit leader. In 2014, she helped found Community Matters. As a community organizer, she believes in the power and potential of the Lower Price Hill community. Mary leads Community Matters with a focus on investing in the strengths and assets within the community to build a thriving and equitable future. Mary holds a BA in International Affairs from Xavier University, with a focus on international economic development. In addition to her work at Community Matters, Mary currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Leadership Council for Nonprofits, the Ohio CDC Association, and the WCPO Community Advisory Board.

Wes Ernst, Director of Health Care and Non-Profit Entities at BKD

Wes serves a range of clients in the health care and non-profit industries. Specifically, I focus on providing audit and consulting services to health systems, community health centers, foundations, and universities.

Vanessa Freytag, CEO at 4C for Children

The mission of 4C for Children is to educate and support the adults who care for young children and advocate for public support for quality early education and care for all children.  4C was founded in 1972 by a coalition of agencies and funders with the purpose of coordinating, planning, and advocating for quality child care for working families. Early work included planning studies, training, and technical assistance. In the 1980s a strong focus was added—to assist parents in finding and choosing child care and to increase the supply of quality care. Subsequently, 4C has built its services to families along with concentration on improving the quality of early learning and care for all children.

Jessica Haag, CPA, Director, BKD CPAs and Advisors

Jessica has over 13 years of experience providing assurance, accounting, consulting, and compliance services to colleges and universities, foundations, and other not-for-profit organizations. Experience with audits under Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) and Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book), internal control evaluation and best practices, financial reporting, and accounting standards implementation.

As an Office Champion of BKD's SKY Initiative, I promote the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategies by acting as an inclusion advocate, facilitating live educational events, provide recommendations to the SKY Advisory Council and collaborate with other SKY Champions and the SKY Advisory Council. 

Michael Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Cincinnati

Michael Jones is an Associate Professor, Educator of Economics at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Notre Dame and his M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a Senior Research Analyst for the Nielsen Company and as a Senior Business Development Manager at Cincinnati Bell. He is currently the Executive Director for the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute and the Academic Director for the MS Applied Economics program at the University of Cincinnati.

Priya Klocek, President & CEO of Consultant on the Go LLC

Priya Dhingra Klocek is a business consultant, executive coach, mentor, and facilitator. She is the President & CEO of Consultant On The Go LLC, a consulting firm that focuses on diagnosing and improving the fundamental human interactions upon which all successful businesses are built.

Joe Moorman, Senior Director of Organizational and Community Development at Mayerson Academy

As Senior Director of Organizational and Community Development, Joe leads Mayerson Academy’s efforts to strengthen workplaces and neighborhoods across Cincinnati and beyond. He has led the development of MA’s Strong Cincinnati Institute, which engages cohorts of local organizations in using strengths-based practices to transform workplace engagement, performance, and wellbeing. He also provides strategic consultation and coaching to individuals and organizations on topics such as professional learning, change management, leadership development, program design, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to joining Mayerson Academy, Joe worked in several roles for Teach For America, including as Senior Managing Director for Teach For America’s Arkansas region, Chief of Staff for Regional Operations, and Founding Executive Director for Teach For America – Delaware. He discovered his passion for education as a 7th and 8th grade English teacher and head basketball coach in Philadelphia. Joe received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University’s Philosophy, Politics and the Public honors program and earned his M.Ed in urban education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff O'Neil, President & CEO of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services

Jeff O’Neil started with GCB in 1991, working the night shift in one of the organization’s intensive residential group homes. He held various positions within the organization, eventually becoming the Director of Care Management and overseeing the launch of GCB’s Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Integration program. He served as the Associate Programs Officer before being appointed President / CEO in 2013. Jeff has spent his entire career in the field of mental health and has always enjoyed worked shoulder-to-shoulder with others who feel a genuine passion for helping this population. Now, he is excited to lead an organization that develops leading-edge services that help people with severe mental illnesses. Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master’s in Education from Xavier University, with a focus in Agency and Community Counseling. He holds an independent clinical licensure (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor). Jeff also served in the Ohio National Guard for six years.

Jane Page Steiner, President & CEO of JPS Nonprofit Strategies

Jane Page-Steiner, president of JPS Nonprofit Strategies is a respected nonprofit consultant and public speaker. She has been a part of the not-for-profit community for more than 28 years. Jane founded JPS Nonprofit Strategies in 2007 because of her passion and commitment to helping nonprofits with organizational and board development. She provides customized training and planning that enables nonprofits to realize their goals. Jane works with nonprofits to quickly and accurately assess organizational needs and create a customized process that builds group consensus on solutions and next steps.

Jane’s years as a consultant and her first-hand experiences as an Executive Director and a board member offer nonprofits the opportunity to work with someone who uniquely understands the culture and challenges of nonprofits.

Jane is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. She partners with BoardSource to provide trainings and workshops that enable board members and staff to work more efficiently and effectively. She joined this select group of expert trainers after completing a rigorous application and certification process and is now certified to deliver BoardSource’s signature nonprofit governance trainings. Jane is a respected speaker and trainer and regularly presents at national, regional, and local nonprofit conferences.

Barkha Patel, Director of Education and Senior Counsel at Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio

Barkha Patel, Director of Education and Senior Counsel at Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, focuses on nonprofit-specific legal issues and nonprofit education. Barkha provides direct legal services to nonprofit groups, coordinates and supervises the work of volunteer attorneys, and lectures on legal issues for nonprofits and attorneys.

Prior to joining PBPO, Barkha was an attorney in private practice, returned to graduate business school, and worked for a global performance management company. She is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association Nonprofit Law Practice Group and a Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) class graduate.

Jorge Perez, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Jorge Perez is the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, a leading nonprofit organization that operates 14 branches, one overnight camp, and 80 childhood learning centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. He is the first Latino-American to lead the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati in its 164-year history of offering programs and services that nurture the potential of every adult and child, promoting health and well-being and encouraging social responsibility.

Michele Plessinger, Partner

Michele joined Gilman Partners in 2004 and is the co-leader of our Nonprofit Leadership Practice. Michele enjoys leading nonprofit searches because of the deep relationships she builds with search committees and the impact each hire has on both the organization and the community. In addition to her work with nonprofit organizations, Michele leads executive/C-suite searches as well as senior-level searches in finance and accounting, manufacturing, operations, human resources, and sales/marketing.

Michele came to Gilman Partners with 15 years of HR, recruiting, and labor relations experience in manufacturing, technology, and consulting firms. Early in her career she worked in HR/labor relations with General Motors and then in New York City with healthcare and technology consulting firms. A Deloitte alumna, Michele has extensive expertise in recruiting for the consulting, finance, and accounting industries. She has evaluated the behavioral assessments of thousands of job candidates and currently leads Gilman Partners’ use of the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment.

Scott Provancher, President & CEO of Ignite Philanthropy

Scott is the founder and CEO of Ignite Philanthropy, a philanthropic consulting firm based in Cincinnati. Ignite Philanthropy works with private donors and non-profit organizations to  leverage their resources and ideas to achieve greater impact in the communities they serve. In 2020, Ignite raised over $55 million for its non-profit clients and distributed more than $6 million in community grant making through its foundation partners.

A recipient of The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ highest international fundraising honor, the Campbell & Company Award for Excellence in Fundraising, Scott has helped to raise over $750 million for organizations and community initiatives throughout his career. Prior to Ignite Philanthropy, Scott served as President of the Arts & Science Council where he led efforts to secure over $100 million in public and private support for Charlotte’s cultural sector. A seasoned non-profit executive, Scott also served as Vice President and Campaign Director for ArtsWave, Executive Director of the Louisville Orchestra and the Rockford Symphony, and held fundraising positions for the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.

Beth Schwartz, President & CEO of Cincinnati Union Bethel

Beth has 18+ years of experience in dynamic organizational settings, including the past 13 years in positions of bottom-line accountability.  She has a demonstrated history of success in creating and implementing comprehensive nonprofit programs.  She is adept at developing multimillion-dollar partnerships with public funders, private donors, and foundations.  She is a hands-on leader who is accessible, relatable, and connected to clients and staff.  She is an effective communicator highly skilled in multiple environments.  She has served as the President and CEO of Cincinnati Union Bethel since November of 2017.  Prior to CUB, Beth served as the CEO of Jewish Family Service from 2006 to 2017.

Beth Short, Charitable Law Section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office

Beth Short handles outreach and education for the Ohio Attorney General's charitable law section and has spent her career working for and with nonprofit organizations. Short's work in the charitable law section focuses on the development of strategies aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector.

Calista Smith, President, Scale Strategic Solutions

In 2011, Calista Smith began C H Smith & Associates dba Scale Strategic Solutions to transform information into action. 

Smith leads the organization in service to efforts focused on the greater good for communities. In her work with Scale Strategic Solutions, Calista has served as project manager and lead consultant on implementation and program evaluation projects for Interact for Health, Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Department of Education, Westat, and regional councils of the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. Her work has also included strategic planning services and stakeholder facilitation. She has facilitated strategic planning processes for organizations such as the Institute for Higher Education Policy, GRAD Cincinnati, Civitas Development Group, and Middletown Moving Forward.

Before starting the firm, Calista was supervisor of development at Butler Tech and had previously managed industrial programs for adult workforce education for the career-technical school district. Calista was also as a senior consultant with Haverstick Consulting, facilitating teams in project management methodologies to create business plans and implement technology applications. Calista started her career with KnowledgeWorks Foundation, holding various roles in public relations, program evaluation, development, and grant selection and monitoring.

Calista is a certified project management professional (PMP) with a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and bachelor's degrees in Communications and the Honors Program from Villanova University.

Calista also volunteers as board president of Lydia’s House, Inc., a shelter and permanent stable housing community in the Catholic Worker hospitality tradition, and as chair of the St. Gabriel Consolidated School curriculum committee.

Janice Weiss, Senior Manager of Strengths-Based Initiatives at Mayerson Academy

As Senior Manager Strengths-Based Initiatives, Janice collaborates with organizations and businesses to infuse workplace cultures with a strengths-based mindset, sharing hands-on character-strength tools uniquely designed to inspire authentic employee well-being and everyday associate engagement. She’s a serial entrepreneur who launched a fruit and vegetable-themed cookie company called Yucky Cookies in her third year of law school in Philadelphia. While Janice’s “sweet dreams” eventually crumbled, it allowed her to pivot from law into a marketing career that combined over fifteen years of classic consumer product management in Fortune 100 companies with nine years of employee engagement and internal branding work at Macy’s Inc. Originally from New York, Janice brought her family to Cincinnati almost twenty years ago, falling in love with everything Cincy from the moment they arrived. Driven by her signature strengths of fairness and gratitude, Janice’s personal passion is to fight for social justice and, in the words of Dr. Neal Mayerson, “help tip humanity towards its better nature.”

Jim Yunker, President & CEO of The Yunker Group

As President and CEO of The Yunker Group, Jim Yunker brings to each of the nonprofit organizations he helps the perspectives of a donor, volunteer, fundraising committee member, board chair, staff member, CEO, teacher, parent, and consultant. His ability to appreciate, understand, and help organizations tackle the perceptions and realities of fundraising responsibilities of individuals in all of these roles has earned him kudos from those he has helped over the past 43 years.

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DEI Statement

We believe that greater diversity, equity & inclusion is a matter of fairness and effectiveness in our nonprofit profession and our boards. To have real impact in a diverse and complex world, nonprofits must effectively include all voices and draw upon them to intentionally engage issues of diversity, equity & inclusion in an authentic way. We encourage all nonprofit leaders to strategically and intentionally advance diversity, equity & inclusion in our organizations and in the nonprofit community. ASL interpreters or other communication accommodations are available upon request.

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BOLD will EDUCATE + EMPOWER you to serve the Greater Cincinnati community as a nonprofit board member.

100% of  BOLD grads would recommend the program to a friend or colleague!

Curriculum Committee 

 

  • Jenny Berg, Executive Director at Leadership Council for Nonprofits
  • Andy Freeze, Senior Director of Development and Grants at StriveTogether, BOLD alumnus
  • Lynn Heinzelman, Chair, BOLD alumnus, BOLD Mentor
  • Jim Hudson, Executive Director at Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati
  • Joe Minham, Digital Product Manager at First Financial Bank, BOLD alumnus
  • Alexandria Turner, Instructional Designer at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, BOLD alumnus

 

 

BOLD Mentors

 

  • Adriana Bitoun, Director of Advancement Services at U.S. Naval Academy, BOLD alumnus
  • Eric Boggs, Staff Software Engineer at Procter & Gamble, BOLD alumnus
  • Jenni Frazer, Chair, Group Vice President at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, BOLD alumnus
  • Isabella Frueh, Early Childhood Resource Coordinator at Learning Grove, BOLD alumnus
  • Ian Owens, Portfolio Analyst at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, BOLD alumnus
  • Tanya Peterson Mack, Director of Global Transportation Capability at Procter & Gamble, BOLD alumnus
  • Taisha Rojas Parker, Director of Workforce Connection at Cincinnati Works, BOLD alumnus
  • Carol Rountree, Chief Volunteer Officer at Cincinnati Cares
  • Jessica Talbott, Manager of Administration at River Cities Capital, BOLD alumnus
  • Shelly Williams, Director of Sales at SONY Pictures Entertainment, BOLD alumnus 

 

Interested in serving as a BOLD Steering Committee leader? Contact BOLD Program Manager at bold@leadershipcouncil.us

BOLD 2023

BOLD meets virtually Thursdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST, with the first and last sessions in-person. Click here to register. 

Please send questions to BOLD Program Director Jay Shatz at jshatz@leadershipcouncil.us

         

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October 26 - December 7, 2023

           Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 2023

            Application deadline: 10/12/2023

DEI Statement

We believe that greater diversity, equity & inclusion is a matter of fairness and effectiveness in our nonprofit profession and our boards. To have real impact in a diverse and complex world, nonprofits must effectively include all voices and draw upon them to intentionally engage issues of diversity, equity & inclusion in an authentic way. We encourage all nonprofit leaders to strategically and intentionally advance diversity, equity & inclusion in our organizations and in the nonprofit community. ASL interpreters or other communication accommodations are available upon request.

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BOLD Leadership for Nonprofit Board Chairs

Real life lessons for leading a nonprofit board to success in Greater Cincinnati.

Make computers available for everyone

Cincinnati Computer Reuse brings computers back to life! When businesses replace laptops and workstations, Cincinnati Computer Reuse recycles or refurbishes donated computers. Since 2002, their mission has been to provide a safe disposal option for businesses needing to clear out unused computer equipment and to get the best of the equipment to those who need it. To do this, CCR is presently in need of boosting inventory to ensure an adequate supply of good quality (gen 8 and newer) laptops and desktops for refurbishing.

 

The primary clients of CCR are nonprofits, schools, and low-income families in Greater Cincinnati who need access to affordable technology. CCR has distributed more than 14,000 computers since beginning operations. As a Microsoft Authorized Third-Party Refurbisher, all computers sold have been securely erased and loaded with legal, licensed software. A dedicated volunteer staff and one part-time employee help to make this happen. Of the world’s toxic waste, 70% is e-waste, and one of the easiest ways to overcome this is by recycling and reusing computer equipment. CCR has diverted more than 5 million pounds of e-waste from local landfills. The Board seeks to add new members who can provide and/or build an ongoing pipeline of equipment through access to local businesses. Skills in fundraising, IT, and business development are also desirable.

 

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Mission Accomplished class Jan. 2024

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Thank you to our 2024 BOLD Employer Sponsors:

Be a spark for justice

Ignite Peace envisions a just and peaceful world. From its beginnings in 1985 as the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, the organization recently re-branded as Ignite Peace and has grown to address current social justice issues in Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, and nationally.

 

Founded by Catholic sisters almost 40 years ago, it is now in Year 2 of its current strategic plan, focusing on criminal justice, immigration justice, anti-racism, and non-violence. Ignite Peace educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. It brings people together to:

  • take action to end the Ohio death penalty
  • mobilize for our local immigrant community
  • promote racial justice education
  • educate regarding nonviolence and tools for peace activists
  • and more

The Board seeks like-minded individuals to increase its Board diversity and to address upcoming term limits. Also interested in those with financial, legal, fundraising and HR knowledge. Bring your spark to make a difference and to move our community forward in 2024 and beyond.

 

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Applications Open for All 2024 Cohorts

Preserve places that matter 

Cincinnati Preservation Association empowers and educates people to value, preserve, and save Greater Cincinnati’s historic buildings, landscapes, and stories. It is Cincinnati's recognized resource and catalyst for the preservation of historic cultural resources – accomplished through education, outreach, and advocacy. Historic preservation is recognized as a tool and positive force in urban revitalization and economic development. It serves our community by sustaining and enhancing the character, charm, and uniqueness of our community. See more regarding important initiatives, including neighborhood endeavors and black history and under-represented community sites.

 
In its 60th anniversary year, the Board seeks to add members and diversify its Board. The Association is a proud member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Heritage Ohio, and the National Preservation Partners Network. You can help preserve our past, conserve valuable resources, bring heritage tourism, promote historic districts for living, working, and playing, and be part of saving history through your leadership. Skills in human resources and fundraising are also desirable. 

 

Doing good work for our community shouldn’t be this difficult.

But running a nonprofit board has never been tougher. 

COVID-19. The economy. Endless distractions. Well-intentioned but disconnected board members focused on their smartphones instead of your mission.

“Mission Accomplished” is a half-day master class exclusively for nonprofit board chairs and vice-chairs. Covering everything from working with the CEO to building an engaged board, the focus is practical solutions to persistent problems facing board leaders. 

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BOLD creates pathways for you to turn your passion into action! 

     BOLD is:

  • A 6-week nonprofit board leadership training program
  • Run by the Leadership Council for Nonprofits and its 250 members
  • Taught by the Tristate’s most respected nonprofit leaders
  • Focused on personalized mentoring and making connections/placement

BOLD meets Thursdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST, with the first and last sessions in-person in Cincinnati and the other four sessions virtually.

Questions? Contact us: BOLD Program Director Jay Shatz at jshatz@leadershipcouncil.us

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Click here for information about BOLD sponsorship which includes participation for your employees in a BOLD class and sponsor recognition.

We are grateful for 2022-23 recruitment and scholarship support for BIPOC participants from Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation. Although these grants have now ended, we welcome new support to help ensure a more diverse pipeline of nonprofit board members in our community.

Other opportunities are available to gain visibility with a broad audience of community leaders by sponsoring a session, cohort, or the full BOLD program. Please contact bbenson@leadershipcouncil.us for more information. 

Empower kids and teens with life skills and strength of character to enable future success

The mission of First Tee Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky is to seamlessly integrate the game of golf with an educator-approved life skills curriculum to ensure kids build skills in First Tee's "key commitments":

  • pursuing goals
  • growing through challenge
  • collaborating with others
  • building a positive self-identity
  • using good judgement

First Tee does this for over 22K+ kids and teens in a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment on golf courses, in community centers and in schools across 7 counties and 9 golf course locations. Potential board members and volunteers can make a real difference with their expertise, connections to diverse communities, and belief that all kids (with the right mentoring, guidance, and life skills development) can succeed in life. Help to Build Game Changers in our community! To learn more about our chapter, including Board, Coaching or Volunteer opportunities, please visit our website. For our Board Candidate Information sheet, see Board Candidate Info Sheet First Tee GCNKY.

 

Jay Shatz

Powered by the Leadership Council for Nonprofits, this workshop is led by Emmy Award-winning journalist, Jay Shatz. With more than 25 years of nonprofit experience including two stints as a board chair, Jay promises no blindfolds or trust falls, just ready-to-use advice from a team of experts inspired to rally your board around your mission.

When: January 31, 2024, 12 noon - 4 pm 

Where: UC’s Digital Futures Building in Avondale

Who: Nonprofit Board Chairs/Vice Chairs (current or incoming)

Exclusive enrollment is limited to 30 leaders.

Cost per person: $300 for Leadership Council members*/$400 for non-LC applicants

*If you are not sure, please verify membership with the executive director of your organization or email info@leadershipcouncil.us before registering.

Cost includes lunch, Board Chair handbook, and online resource guide.

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Bring social justice to others through music 

MUSE Cincinnati Women’s Choir brings people together and builds community through musical experiences that inspire, empower, educate and motivate. Since 1984, MUSE has performed in colleges, schools, churches, prisons, temples, hospices, street events, conferences, and workshops promoting peace, equality, and justice. As an inclusive and feminist choral community advocating for peace and social justice, MUSE seeks out opportunities to sing for our wonderfully diverse local community. MUSE has performed across the US, in Canada, Europe, and Latin America, and extensively throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. 

 

For four decades, MUSE has chosen a repertoire reflecting the lives of women and commissioned choral works by women composers and choral arrangements from the contemporary women's movement, consciously including voices of marginalized communities. MUSE amplifies society's causes, partnering with the YWCA, ArtWorks, Women Helping Women, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition, and UC's Women's Center and more. Now in its 41st season, the Board desires to build more long-term plans and seeks more community connections. Looking for leaders who share values of empowerment, social justice, unity, and appreciation of musical excellence. Non-singing members are always welcome! An interest in fundraising, financial management, strategic planning or community outreach is desirable. 

 

View MUSE in amazing performances here: "Resilient" in partnership with Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition, "I'm Gon' Stand" and more.

 

Mission Accomplished will return in Fall 2024. Please check back for registration.

BOLD 2024 NOW ENROLLING

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August 22 - September 26, 2024

           Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

Application deadline: 8/8/2024

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BOLD 20

October 17 - November 21, 2024

           Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 2024

Application deadline: 10/3/2024

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We are delighted to share that our friends at Clark Schaefer Hackett are sponsoring this brand new program to take your board leadership to the next level! 

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Create community through art

The Wave Pool Board is seeking Board members who have a passion for art, community building, social justice and more. Based in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Wave Pool believes strongly in the power of art and community. As it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2025, the Board is embarking on a new chapter. It is a wonderful time of transition and new challenges. Help artists and the community create change together. Be part of a quest to create a more connected, joyous, and equitable world.
 
Founded in 2015, Wave Pool connects experimental artists and communities to create change for issues such as mental health and trauma recovery, food access, holistic support for local artists, immigrant/refugee empowerment and advocacy and more. The organization is dynamic--its space includes an art gallery, studios, artist residency program, wood shop, ceramics studio, and community gathering space. Values driving the organization are service, consideration, community, experimentation and optimism.
 

Tuition

$700 standard rate

$450 nonprofit organizations (non-Leadership Council member)

$300 for staff or board of Leadership Council for Nonprofits members 

$300 for current paid members of Black Achievers

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Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are granted in each cohort with a priority on people of color. Contact BOLD Program Director Jay Shatz:  jshatz@leadershipcouncil.us


 APPLY ONLINE NOW for upcoming BOLD classes!

Mission Accomplished Jan. 2024

Topics include:

The Board Chair and Executive Committee Role

  • Stepping up and leading 

Working with the CEO: Who Does What?

  • The most important partnership

Board Engagement

  • What’s working on other boards to focus on mission and limit distractions

Follow the Law 

  • Avoiding trouble and yet another crisis

The Toughest Ask

  • Proven methods transforming board members into comfortable, consistent fundraisers 

Succession: Not Just a Good TV Series  

  • Developing and recruiting your replacements

Crisis Solved

  • Top 5 issues facing you and your classmates with solutions offered

Change generations one mom at a time

MomsHope provides hope to single, low-income moms through one-on-one faith-based mentoring in order to support resource development, personal advancement, spiritual growth, and family stability. By changing the trajectory for single moms and their children, MomsHope’s impact will be felt for years to come. Moms and their mentors delve into financial goals, spiritual needs, life skills, and health and wellness. Children have more stable lives, are likely to stay in school, avoid criminal activity, and develop a healthier view of self. Many of the mom-grads earn college degrees and become first-time home owners.

 

You can help guide single moms in a way that empowers this kind of self-sufficiency and breaks the cycle of poverty. The Board seeks two additional board members in order to grow its excellent leadership team and to expand services to additional area locations. Knowledge of social services or experience in government assistance/family services is desirable. Those passionate about women’s empowerment, preventing poverty, child welfare, spiritual sustenance, and life skills are great candidates. Legal experience and fundraising skills are always a plus. Also now accepting mentoring applications.

 

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Save homes and restore pride by repairing our community

People Working Cooperatively performs critical home repairs and services so low-income homeowners, veterans and those living with disabilities can remain in their homes living independently and healthier in a safe, sound environment. Gearing up now for its 50th anniversary in 2025, PWC started with two men and a dream and has now accomplished more than 325,000 projects. Services include: home repairs, energy conservation/weatherization services, accessibility modifications, lead paint poisoning education/prevention and more. PWC proudly serves more than 5,000 area homes annually. This is all made possible by more than 115 licensed, professionally trained staff and 3,000 plus volunteers - one of the largest volunteer corps in our region.

 

Find your niche here! The Board’s focus is on finding emerging leaders to promote awareness and encourage community action, social fundraising, and other advancement initiatives. Some skill areas of interest are: PR, marketing and fundraising, but all skills are welcome. Additional Board Committee roles are also available for those interested in focusing on Development/Fundraising, Investments or Finances/Operations. Are you a young professional or emerging community leader interested in saving thousands of homes each year? What an impact you can make! 

 

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Prepare tomorrow’s workforce

iSPACE provides innovative and engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) educational programs in Greater Cincinnati. Established over 22 years ago, it is a one-of-a-kind organization with a mission to ignite passion for science and technology so that all learners are prepared to thrive in tomorrow’s workforce. Through wonderfully immersive, hands-on, minds-on experiences, iSPACE fosters interest in STEM and develops pathways to STEM careers for over 30,000 students and teachers annually through field trips, summer camps, STEM competitions, professional development, and other programs. 

 

It reaches out to students, teachers, families, and professionals. iSPACE offers exceptional programs for students, with an emphasis on K-8 and underrepresented groups so they can explore and develop an interest in STEM disciplines, learn about STEM careers and be inspired to pursue these critical roles. It’s also known for its Educator Academy - one of the most effective STEM educator professional programs in the region. The Board is composed of area educators, business leaders, and individuals who volunteer time and talents to advance education in STEM. Seeking committee and Board members who love life-long learning, youth and workforce development, STEM, and education.

 

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Working to restore families

There are an estimated 16,000 young people, ages 0-18, within the Ohio foster care system. Hope’s Closet is committed to serving as many of them as possible through foster parent support programs, training, a clothing boutique, and much more. Located in West Chester, the service area spans a 27-county region through Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. As part of our succession planning, the Board is looking for those with previous board service who can step into leadership roles such as chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary or committee chair. 

 

Hope’s Closet offers a suite of foster parent support programs and activities designed to build community and provide resources. It strives to be a catalyst for change to restore families when possible. There are many moving parts to the foster care system - from finding foster parents, to funding, to making sure foster families have enough resources. Hope’s Closet aims to lighten that load – and you can, too!

 

Provide affordable financial products and services for all

TruPartner Credit Union is a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution, creating lasting financial legacies for individuals and families. As a cooperative, member-owned organization, it operates through a volunteer board of directors elected from membership. TruPartner is committed to providing a personal “We see you” approach, recognizing that each member is unique.

 

Currently seeking individuals to serve as Associate Directors to support the Board and be ready to serve in an appointed or elected position. Applicants should have interest and experience with accounting, personal finances, marketing, and/or community engagement, with a desire to enhance and improve our community in financial literacy and growth. If you are passionate about affordable banking for all, and quality alternatives to traditional banks, check cashers, and payday lenders, join in this mission.

 

Let's grow Camp Washington together

Camp Washington Urban Revitalization Corporation is a non profit community development corporation that is building a neighborhood of industry, artistry, and community with roots tracing back to 1975. It has saved over 50 properties and has revitalized the Camp Washington neighborhood. It assists businesses with building improvements, helps to increase home ownership, and improves the neighborhood's physical environment - all of this with national and local partnerships and a strong voice from those who live and work here. The Hopple Street Entryway and the 2963 Colerain Avenue building are just two of the current projects.  

 

The Board is seeking new members to help with growth and strategic needs and to anticipate upcoming Board term limits.  Looking for board members interested in community development and skilled in areas such as legal and financial management and accounting.  Also interested in those looking for committee and/or advisor roles.

 

Connect the world to our region

The World Affairs Council is the bridge that connects the world to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It is proud of its 100-year-old history and its mission to ignite our community’s engagement in foreign affairs and its diverse cultures. Through global education, international exchange, and cultural awareness initiatives, the Council strengthens international identity and engages individuals with foreign affairs. The Council brings the world to local classrooms, hosts international delegates and exchange visitors (including with the State Department), and provides cultural guides/many other resources.

 

Currently seeking to grow the Board with those who are passionate about education, international affairs, and celebrating our region with a global mindset. Also interested in those with skills/experience in HR, finance, legal, and international companies.  Young Professionals (YP) are also welcome. The Council is excited to launch its inaugural YP advisory group this year and you can help to shape its role and impact within the organization. 

 

Be a leader in the fight to cure cancer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the global leader in the fight against blood cancer. Its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and families. This board of trustees focuses on local fundraising and community networking. Currently, it is also focusing on executive leadership development and seeking committee leaders for local campaigns: Light the Night, Visionaries of the Year, and Student Visionaries of the Yearalong with other fundraising programs.

 

Nationally, LLS has raised more than $1.7 billion since 1949 and is currently funding approximately 200 research grants across the globe. Additionally, LLS provides advocacy, information, peer, and financial support for real people in our community. You can be a voice that speaks up and a hand that reaches out. 

 

Help turn lives around

Crossroads Center is a 70-year-old non-profit community agency that provides culturally appropriate mental health and addictions treatment services, offering a comprehensive set of services that include:

  • Intensive outpatient and inpatient treatment
  • Substance abuse and mental health services (SAMI)
  • Adolescent outpatient services
  • Medication assisted treatment
  • Addiction prevention services

The organization relies on 75 professional staff of social workers, counselors, psychologists, and physicians to provide evidence-based intervention strategies and compassionate care. Accredited through CARF and The Joint Commission and licensed by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The Crossroads Center has recently completed a strategic plan and will build a new facility over the next 2 years to meet growing and changing needs.

 

The board of 11 members seeks 3 new members to begin serving in winter 2024. The board’s role is advocacy for and governance of the organization and is currently looking for new members with a passion for addiction recovery.  In addition, the board is seeking those with skills in PR, business, law, and fund development. 

 

Contact: Jean Sepate by email or (513) 315-5545

 

Help children with challenges

Building Blocks for Kids, established in 2003, is on a mission to provide support, resources, scholarships, and hope to families who have children with physical, emotional, and/or developmental challenges. You can make such a difference through therapy, home modifications, medical equipment, community events for families, and much more. Read their kids’ stories here.

 

The board is currently implementing new strategies and direction. It seeks to add two-three new members who want to help create happier and healthier lives for children with special needs. An interest in outreach, development, community engagement, and IT is also desirable.

 

Break the cycle of addiction

You can support Glad House in providing a safe and therapeutic community to empower families to break the cycle of addiction. GLAD House, a certified mental health and alcohol and drug prevention agency, works with high-risk youth impacted emotionally and behaviorally by a family member's addiction. These children, often in foster care, are 3-4 times more likely than others to become addicted to alcohol and drugs, and are also more likely to have learning disabilities, be truant, repeat more grades, transfer schools and be expelled. GLAD House provides comprehensive interventions through individual and group treatment - primarily in after school and summer programs - to move children in need beyond destructive family patterns. The demand for this care is greater than ever and the Board is currently considering agency expansion.

 

This working board of twelve is ready to add 2-3 members. Currently seeking those who have interest in children, addiction prevention, and striving for purposeful lives free from substance abuse. Experience in the following areas is desirable: program development, construction, facilities management, marketing, and fundraising. You can make a difference!

 

Unlock the power & potential of girls

Girls on the Run has a mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  Dynamic lessons instill valuable life skills including the important connection between physical and emotional health. Serving over 30,000 girls since 2004. Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to enhance participants' social, emotional and physical skills to successfully navigate life experiences. Fun, interactive lessons meet the unique needs of participants of all abilities and backgrounds. 

 

Seeking to immediately add 2-3 Board members to help grow for now and the future. Looking for Board members who know the regional landscape, those with financial background/understanding, business knowledge and/or non-profit experience. Skills in legal, fundraising, and grant-writing are also of interest.  Need not be a runner to join.

 

Overcome isolation of elderly 

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is an international network of non-profit, volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. It offers the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. This mission in Greater Cincinnati is more than fifteen years in the making.

 

Each year LBFE serves hundreds of tri–state elderly through outreach programs designed to relieve isolation and loneliness and to assist in living quality lives. Includes monthly programs/outings, 1-1 visiting, holiday parties, and more. The organization currently seeks to fill 2-3 open Board positions, welcoming candidates who have a passion for this mission. Skills in legal, human resources, marketing/PR, and fundraising are also desirable.

 

Help girls develop their courage, confidence, and character

The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio has a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Serving more than 28,000 girls in a 32-county area throughout western Ohio and southeast Indiana, it has the wonderful support of more than 11,000 dedicated volunteers who invest their time, talent and resources in girls. Currently seeking to add to an already engaged Board, the organization is focused on ensuring every girl has access to Girl Scouts’ leadership development programs, philanthropy, and being ready for the future.

 

Girl Scouts need a community to invest in their dreams. You can make that impact by bringing a passion for creating new opportunities for girls along with skills in data security, finance and fundraising to this board.  Help Girl Scouts to lead the way as they find their voices.

 

Tackling food insecurity and more

Feeding at-risk children. Making families whole again. Making change. Whole Again is in a growth mode as it partners with others to improve the well-being of families in Hamilton County and the surrounding area. This 17-year-old non-profit organization seeks to expand its board and its work. Because of increasing community need, children in lower-income neighborhoods receive physical, mental, and educational nourishment through several programs. Join a small but growing board dedicated to children’s well-being.
 

Currently seeking board and advisory council members interested in the Whole Again causes. While people of all abilities are of interest, particular focus is on volunteers with knowledge/experience in fundraising, social media/communications, legal, IT, government agency relationships/lobbying, and fitness. Medical Practitioners are also always needed. 
 

Cultivate a healthy community through farm-based education and experiences

Gorman Heritage Farm focuses on providing farm-based education and experiences about food, sustainable agriculture, and the natural world in an effort to cultivate a healthy community. It's a 501c (3) that operates a 122-acre farm in addition to managing a dedicated education facility.  The Board is actively and proudly working to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within the farming and sustainable food production space, as we recognize these spaces have historically not been welcoming to all.

 

As part of a Strategic plan update (July 2023), the organization is now seeking Board and Committee members to help champion the execution of our 7 key result areas while engaging in special events, fundraising and collaborative problem solving. Backgrounds in development, education, people systems, marketing and legal are all desirable.

 

Empower students with high-quality financial education

You can help ensure that the next generation can participate well in our economy. The Emerging Leaders Committee at UC Economics Center was created to engage young professionals to support the mission, vision and values of the Center. The mission is to create informed outcomes through the implementation of economic and financial literacy programs for K-12 students and teachers and through the unbiased analyses of its economic research staff.   

 

YP members are early and mid-career professionals supporting the center through volunteering, outreach, and development. An application, letter of recommendation, and a resume are required for those interested in the YP Process.  

 

Young professionals advocating for individuals seeking economic self-sufficiency 

YP Board Members for Cincinnati Works

 

Seeking new diverse members for Young Professionals Board to play an important role in fundraising and advocacy for Cincinnati Works. Cincinnati Works partners with all willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through employment. Learn more about us

 

YP members are needed with a variety of backgrounds and professional experience. Candidates must  be under 35 and are requested to provide resumes sharing their professional experience and contact information. YP members are expected to fundraise for the annual YP campaign, make a modest personal contribution, and participate in at least one committee. Members also are responsible for helping to recruit corporate sponsorships of events. Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 5:30 until 6:30 pm. 

 

Be an advocate for children who need safe homes

CASA for Clermont Kids has a mission to recruit and manage Court Appointed Special Advocates. It ensures effective, sustained advocacy and safe, permanent, loving homes for neglected, abused, dependent children within Clermont County Juvenile Courts. CASA supporters and volunteers share one passion: safe, permanent, loving homes for neglected and abused children.
 
With 300 volunteers and a 20-year track record, CASA Clermont has served over 1,100 children. The small and very engaged board is in an exciting transitional period as it considers strategic directions. Currently, it needs help with sales/marketing/community outreach/resource development in an effort to seek sponsors and donors.   
 

Empowering people with disabilities

The Center for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO) is a non-profit organization that provides services for people with physical, sensory, cognitive, and/or psychological disabilities in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It is currently focusing on finding a successor for Board treasurer.

 
Founded in 1977 by people with disabilities, the organization empowers people with disabilities to lead independent and inclusive lives in the community. Services provided include: advocacy, information and referral, skills training, peer support, support with home modifications, and transitioning services. CILO is governed, managed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities. 
 

Be a catalyst for positive change for children

For over 170 years, Beech Acres Parenting Center has strengthened Greater Cincinnati’s children & families. Their mission is to combine science and compassion to deliver innovative solutions that equip adults to meet children’s needs and cultivate their strengths. Their child development specialists have worked with thousands of parents who face a wide variety of challenges. The board focuses on prevention as well as intervention with services such as family engagement, parent resources, therapy, parent enrichment programs, foster care support, family peer networks and more. 

 

As a committee or Board member, you can empower parents and strengthen kids.  You will be a catalyst for positive change as you work with families, schools, and pediatric offices. Bring your interest in children, health care, mental health for kids, and healthy families. An interest in finance, investments, and development is also desirable. 

 

Engage and celebrate past/future of Over-the-Rhine

The Over-the-Rhine Museum uncovers, presents, and preserves the heritage of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Through walking tours, events, and projects, the museum celebrates the history and the people of this historic community.  It is an emerging organization that will be housed in an historic tenement, and will use the stories of that building's residents to explore the larger history of urban America. It is designed to be a vibrant and flexible space that invites and welcomes people of all backgrounds to share the diverse history of Over-the-Rhine.

 

The Board is seeking 2-3 new members who have a love of this neighborhood and are skilled at community engagement. You can help build for the future as the Museum undertakes a capital campaign and gets its new home established. It has the wonderful support of many funders and has received an Historic Places Planning Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

 

Changing the Price Hill neighborhood

Community Matters has openings for 2-4 new board members, serving two-year terms, beginning July 1. In particular, the board would like to add members with fundraising, human resources, or education experience. Community Matters is rooted in Lower Price Hill, with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strengths-based approach that is changing how neighborhoods develop. Its programs serve four core areas: family sustainability, education pathways, resident leadership, and thriving community.   

 

Jumpstart life in recovery

Transitions, Inc. has achieved excellence in providing care for those on the journey to addiction recovery. The overarching objective for every level of care provided is to jumpstart an individual’s life in recovery. This happens through individualized treatment planning, patient-centered care, evidenced-based intervention strategies and a compassionate commitment to top quality care. Transitions has been at the forefront of providing treatment and recovery services for adults with substance use disorders for over 53 years.

 

A full continuum of care including residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, targeted case management, mental health therapy, medication to assist recovery, on-site health and dental clinics as well as recovery housing offers individuals every opportunity to stabilize. Transitions is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is licensed by the State of Kentucky.

 

The board is seeking two new members who wish to be ambassadors for the organization and our work which is innovative and comprehensive in the addiction field. Looking for those with an interest in strategy, vision, and working to reduce stigma in our community surrounding substance use and mental health. Skills in marketing and PR are also desirable. 

 

Be an advocate for early childhood education and care

4C for Children is a hub for families searching for quality child care and is the largest local provider of training and technical assistance for child care providers in the region. Its mission is to educate and support adults who care for young children and to advocate for public support for quality early education and care for all children. More than 100,000 children in our community are impacted every year through the organization’s programs and services.

 

Make a difference in the lives of families by joining the Board as it executes its 2021 strategic plan which focuses on stabilizing the local child care arena and helping to replenish staffing for area providers. Those with passion for the 4C mission are needed to sustain and build for now and the future. Knowledge of/skills in workforce recruiting, project management, and business process improvement are desirable.

 

Engage and educate: conservation and more

WAVE Foundation is on a mission to engage and educate about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation. It is an independent 501c (3) organization supporting the Newport Aquarium. WAVE is currently in need of members to assist with fundraising, partnership development, community outreach, and annual event as part of the Resource and Development Committee. Through this Foundation, you can protect the planet, nurture conservation, and help others to experience wonder. Example: WAVE on Wheels is one of the educational programs, bringing a travelling aquarium to schools (to supplement their curricula), daycare centers, senior centers, libraries, and community events. 
 
A new initiative will launch in 2023, Career Exploration, including Women in STEM. Looking for committee members who understand the importance of informal education, have a passion for conservation, and enjoy planning/working special events, and fundraising. Make a difference in education and in the environment by helping WAVE to extend its reach! 
 

Create sustainable futures

Reducing hunger risk. Providing emergency resources, victim advocacy and prevention support. Linking with other agencies. Creating better futures. In five decades, Valley Interfaith Community Resources Center has grown from a food & clothing pantry in a church basement to an award-winning 501(c)(3) agency. Its mission is to provide necessary resources and build self-sustainability for those in need.
 
Located in the Lockland/Wyoming area, the organization has hundreds of volunteers as well as agency, congregational, and corporate support. Currently seeking to add two Board members to help VICRC thrive today and strategize for the future. Skills in fundraising and development are desirable. Volunteer and/or committee roles also available.
 

Trauma response through training, certification, and collaboration

The mission of Tristate Trauma Network is to create a community-wide commitment to the prevention of and recovery from trauma and toxic stress in the Greater Cincinnati region. The incidence of trauma is estimated to be about 70% in the population, stemming from abuse, violence, addiction, neglect, poverty, mental health needs, and much more. TTN provides vital education to service professionals and providers who see trauma every day in our community.
 
Tristate Trauma Network has been in existence since 2015 and has been certifying professionals of all types in Trauma-responsive Care since 2017. Helping people survive and heal in all age groups, it is truly a network of many community organizations focused on hope and healing. You’ll find service professionals such as counselors, therapists, emergency response professionals, social workers, educators, and so many others seeking education and tools. The strong, working board is focused on system change and is growing. It seeks new board leaders and committee members who have a passion for helping others heal, survive, and thrive. Experience in marketing and PR is helpful, as well as some board experience. 
 

Empower nonprofits with vital tools and expertise

Cincinnati ToolBank serves community-based organizations by providing tools, equipment, and expertise to empower their ability to meet their missions and goals. Access is quick, affordable, and reliable. This has helped hundreds of organizations with volunteer projects, special events, facility repairs, grounds maintenance, and much more - all at nominal fees. Some examples of nonprofits include: schools and PTAs/PTOs, neighborhood associations, faith-based groups, civic organizations, agencies, etc.
 
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022, the Board wants to expand its impact by reaching out even further. ToolBank is focusing on building awareness and opening more doors. Currently seeking new Board members with such skills as legal, insurance, fund-raising, and event planning.  You can help provide tools to boost the charitable sector’s capacity to serve and also support volunteerism in Greater Cincinnati!
 

Dignity for the disabled

You can be part of a support system and enrich lives for individuals and families dealing with complex disabilities at St. Joseph Home. Through residential living, community homes, adult day care, respite and other services, St. J serves developmentally disabled individuals from infancy through adulthood. It continues to grow and advance in its nonprofit ministry providing individualized care and top medical attention to support full lives.
 
Advancements in disability care and longer life expectancies have increased the need for these amazing services. As it marks its 150th anniversary in 2023, the organization seeks board and committee members who can spread the word and who have a passion to serve in supporting the dignity of life. Skills of interest include: knowledge of HR, technology in the workplace, data analysis, and knowledge of nonprofit law.
 

125 years of helping families help themselves

Be a catalyst, advocate, and community developer for greater Price Hill. Santa Maria Community Services reaches deeply into its community, focusing on educational, financial, and health goals. It envisions a vibrant, thriving, and self-sustaining community, and is rooted in a strong history. Services include early childhood development (kindergarten readiness and more), education advancement (high school equivalency and more), employment assistance (job search coaching, interview preparation, etc.), tools for financial stability, health and wellness, and youth development.
 
Embarking now on a capital campaign, Santa Maria seeks board members who can bring fresh eyes to help build strong families, promote healthy residents, and foster neighborhood revitalization. Currently seeking board and committee members to shape the present and the future. Some board experience is helpful but not required. Interest in development, construction, or neighborhood development is welcomed.
 

Mindfulness and well-being. Overcoming trauma, anxiety, and stress

Through Project Yoga, healing has touched over 40,000 at-risk and underserved individuals who deal with anxiety, stress, and trauma. Project Yoga’s mission is to bring the healing and therapeutic benefits of yoga and mindfulness to underserved and at-risk individuals. It changes lives and delivers well-being to individuals from ages 3 to 103, teaching tools to respond, versus react to difficult emotions, pain and stress.
 
Project Yoga has a fun and vibrant leadership team and leads with open and mindful awareness. Seeking board and committee members with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Current needs are in marketing, fundraising, and donor relations.
 

Healing and support for motherless daughters

If you have interest and passion for helping women, there is a place for you in supporting women who have experienced mother loss through death, absence, or other separations. The Motherless Daughters Ministry, Inc. is a Christian organization dedicated to serving women who have lost or missed the nurturing care of a mother. After 20-years in existence, the organization has seen growth in numbers and in wonderful ways to connect women on this journey.
 
In addition to onsite, online, and individual e-learning courses, this ministry reaches more than 10,000 individuals through its Facebook page. There’s individual coaching, a YouTube channel, and a new bi-weekly podcast, along with the amazing support of others who are overcoming mother loss of all kinds. Board and other volunteer opportunities are available. You can make a difference!
 

Mentoring vulnerable teens to healthy adulthood

Mentoring Partners of Cincinnati provides mentoring to high school teens 14-18 by collaborating with businesses and community partners. The organization provides each teen with a partner (mentor), a vision (future they desire), and a pathway to achieve it. MPC helps youth who have had traumatic, unsafe, or challenging lives.

 

Primarily in Butler County. It maintains a growing team of business and community partners that excel in mentoring high school youth in relationships, academics, career, and spirituality/values – all designed to launch vulnerable teens into healthy adulthood. Mentors change lives! Board seeks new members who wish to support life and career skills, education, mental health, and trauma recovery. Currently, MPC is a small board in need of expansion, with leadership skills and experience as a high priority.

 

Mental health first aid, advocacy and more

Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio is all about mental health & wellness, as well as the prevention of mental/substance use disorders. It offers support groups, pro bono counseling, peer support training, mental health first aid, and more. Serving both community members and professionals, MHA provides education, on-line mental health screenings, and safety net services to preserve and strengthen mental wellness. 
 
Mental Health America's mission is to educate, advocate and serve:
  • Educate individuals, families, professionals, and healthcare providers about ways to preserve and strengthen their mental health
  • Advocate for access to effective care and build an understanding of people with mental and substance use disorders
  • Provide support for individuals and families living with mental and substance use disorders
The Board is ready to expand and is seeking help in areas such as development and marketing. Expertise and/or interest in mental health wellness is welcomed.
 

Be a game changer for those with special needs

May We Help is a game-changer for people with disabilities who strive to become more independent or pursue a personal passion. Its mission is to design and create custom solutions for individuals with special needs. Through a group of committed volunteers, this organization designs, builds, and delivers equipment at no cost to hundreds of people each year. Volunteer engineers, welders, woodworkers, seamstresses, nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists and others team up to help others defy limits. In 2022, May We Help is on track to receive just shy of 1,000 requests.
 
You can improve the quality of life for so many by joining this committed Board with your fundraising, social connectivity, and event planning skills. If you want to make a big impact and help to engineer dreams for others, bring your skills and empathy to continue the growth at May We Help.
 

Help grow support for children with autism

Linden Grove School provides specialized learning for K-8 students with autism and related learning needs. With 1 in 44 children diagnosed on the autism spectrum, the Board is seeking new members to help with its plan for growth. LGS offers a small school setting with low teacher-student ratios - integrating academics, social-emotional learning, specialized support (such as speech & occupational therapy), and school events & activities (such as school carnivals, field days, etc.) 
 
LGS began 30+years ago as a small parent cooperative and continues to grow to address increasing community needs. It partners with families, teachers, and others to ensure that students feel safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. It helps worlds to change for families whose children do not fit the mainstream education system. The Board currently seeks those with marketing, legal, and strategic planning skills.
 

Be part of the future in senior living

Aging well has been a priority at Life Enriching Communities for over 120 years. This organization is an integrated family of lifestyle communities and senior living services. It is the parent company of Twin Towers and Twin Lakes plus four other communities in Ohio. Affiliated with the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, LEC is a private, not-for-profit corporation. It is headquartered locally and welcomes people of all faiths and those that do not claim one. Currently, LEC is seeking board member candidates who have an interest in impacting the future of senior living. Sales and marketing experience is a plus.
 

Mentoring and beyond - a holistic approach

Guiding Light Mentoring is dedicated to serving youth ages 8–18 in its mission to provide guidance, support, and encouragement to make positive decisions that lead to a successful life. The organization creates mentee-mentor relationships, provides wellness programs, a youth tutoring program, individualized service plans, plus leadership training. Guiding Light Mentoring takes a holistic approach by integrating community partners, parents, and youth. Mentoring focuses on employment readiness and improving family environments.
 
Beyond mentoring, there are activities and services that truly make a difference: arts/crafts, group outings, dance and sports, study skills, and much more. The Board is currently looking for help with finance, legal, grant writing, and fundraising. Previous board experience is helpful but not essential. 
 

Join over 5,000 young professionals advancing networking and essential business skills

Generation Now Cincinnati Network is dedicated to providing affordable career training and development. The mission is to provide world-class networking, mentorship, career training, and resources to help young professionals succeed. Through leadership development, online courses, and events, this organization is growing and launching the next generation of leaders. Looking for board members who have leadership and board experience, as well as event planning and fundraising skills.

 

Developing young men of color

Forever Kings Inc. is an organization on a mission to give young men of color an equitable opportunity to achieve personal and professional success and is now seeking board members to join the board. As Forever Kings continues to grow, it needs strong leaders that can ensure the organization is sustainable for generations to come. Forever Kings is seeking leaders who can bring their expertise in the area of governance, finance, human resources, fundraising, and capacity building to help the organization reach strategic goals.

 

Be an accelerator for area entrepreneurs

Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub, a nonprofit startup accelerator, supports early-stage founders and social entrepreneurs to grow and scale their local businesses. Through a combination of private coaching, subject matter experts, collaborative learning, and access to a network of startup resources, Flywheel has helped more than 187 social entrepreneurs to launch, grow, and succeed over the past 10 years in our community.
 
Now looking for two Advisory Council members. This group meets ad hoc. Individual members are occasionally contacted to give feedback or provide leadership on a specific matter related to their expertise. Many members also serve as volunteer coaches for Flywheel entrepreneurs. Experiencing navigating the philanthropic community is valuable. Flywheel takes seriously its commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
 

Focus on health and healing for fatherless teen girls and young women ages 14-22

From Fatherless to Fearless® needs Board members to create a place of continuous support for those who have lost a father through death, abandonment, abuse, or neglect. This organization seeks Board members who are interested in education, healing, mental health, and crisis intervention. Through in-school and after school programs and much more, this Board seeks to empower and equip teen girls to attain mental, spiritual, physical, and financial health.

 

Support teens to grow and thrive

EDGE Teen Center is one of the largest exclusively teen after school programs in Ohio and is focused on a mission to empower teens to impact the world. Through its centers and programs, teens in grades 9-12 grow personally, socially, and academically. The current need is to increase board diversity. Community members from northern Cincinnati and/or Butler County are especially encouraged to consider this organization.

 

Community building, providing affordable housing and financial stability

Community building, long-term financial stability, providing affordable housing - you can make powerful contributions through board service to this Over-the-Rhine non-profit organization. Cornerstone Renter Equity is the only organization of its kind in Cincinnati, enabling families to earn equity, build assets, and find a way to a sustainable future. Cornerstone provides a customized, family-centered approach to housing, asset building and personal/financial growth.

 

Seeking 2 Board members to help steer the organization and strategically plan for the future. Skills in marketing and technology are desirable, as well as a strong interest in helping others with financial planning, personal empowerment, and strengthening neighborhoods.

 

Help boys to develop as outstanding artists and leaders

Cincinnati Boychoir offers boys a path to experience the life changing impact of musical enrichment, performance, and touring opportunities. The organization's mission is to enhance and deepen creative expression, community engagement, and cultural appreciation through the vocal arts for boys in grades 3-12. As one of Cincinnati’s oldest and most beloved musical opportunities for young people, several thousand boys have passed through its ranks. They have found a place that also fosters self-confidence and leadership development.
 
From its start in 1965, the ensemble has grown into one of the most respected boychoirs in the world, and has performed concerts and completed residencies both at home and abroad. The Board is now revitalizing and is developing its 3-5 year organizational strategy, making an impact for the longevity of the boychoir in Cincinnati. New faces and new ideas are welcomed especially from those who have a passion for childhood development, education, music, arts, and creative expression. Backgrounds in marketing, finance, fundraising, donor relations, and HR are also helpful. 
 

Shelter and save animals

Bring your compassion and skills to shelter, rescue, and save animals at Cincinnati Animal Care - committed to the nationwide no-kill movement through data-driven, progressive best practice in animal sheltering. Looking for board members with leadership ability and a business mindset. Desirable skills include such areas as real estate, legal, construction, and special events. This no-kill shelter has dramatically improved outcomes for area animals and is poised to do much more. Help to build that future!
 

Inspire generations to look at stars

At the Cincinnati Observatory, you will educate, engage, and inspire our community regarding astronomy and science through field trips, scout programs, school activities, public tours, and much more. Dedicated in 1843, the Observatory currently reaches 35,000 people each year on campus and through its community outreach.

 

You can help preserve a national treasure as you also inspire others with wonder. Eight generations of Cincinnatians have been able to see this "Birthplace of American Astronomy" and to experience the wonders of the universe. As a Board member, you will help to guide amazing programs for K-12 schools, the public, connections to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and much more. Bring your enthusiasm, BOLD training, skills, and experience to their Finance Committee and/or Board.

 

Make Cincinnati Greener for All

Through education, revitalization, and environmental initiatives, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful turns people into catalysts for change. Its focus is to build environmental stewardship for safer, cleaner, and more beautiful neighborhoods in all Cincinnati zip codes. It is supported by many Cincinnati business partners and organizations. In just the past 10 years, Cincinnati Beautiful has educated 200,000+ children, planted 100,000+ trees and flowers, coordinated 120,000+ volunteers, and painted 1,000+ buildings. It also collects millions of pounds of litter and tires, removes graffiti, and shuts down illegal dumpsites.

 

The board is expanding and seeks those interested in the environment and neighborhood development. Join as a committee or board member to accomplish the many initiatives planned and already underway. Skills in public relations, marketing, and social media are desirable.

 

Promote self-sufficiency in 14 Kentucky counties

Catholic Charities of Covington, established in 1931, serves all people in its Diocese who lack basic human needs, including physical, spiritual, or emotional, regardless of religious beliefs. It is a member of Catholic Charities USA and partners with a variety of organizations to meet community needs. It supports and empowers clients to achieve self-sufficiency by providing guidance, tools, and life-skills. The comprehensive array of services includes social work case management, a soup kitchen, mobile food pantry, mental health services, jail ministry, housing services, and much more.  The agency has experienced a 40% increase in volume over the last 2 years. Seeking members for its Advisory Board and committees.

 

Feed bodies and souls in Northside

CAIN (Churches Active in Northside) is a neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion. Located in the Northside community, it serves residents of 45223 & surrounding areas. Its focus is on fighting poverty, hunger, and homelessness. CAIN has received the top-rated award designation from GreatNonprofits, based on reviews from guests, volunteers, donors and other stakeholders.

 

As community needs are growing, the organization is looking at future expansion of its services. New board and/or committee members are needed to help plan for current and future needs. The Board seeks those with a strong interest in CAIN's mission and/or experience with pantry services. Skills in such areas as HR, IT, facility management, finance, and fund development are also desirable.  You can be part of CAIN's vision to shape the future by inspiring hope and providing basic essentials to nourish body and soul.

 

Bring your skills to canine companion training

Caped Canines Assistance Academy was founded with the goal of helping to ease the burden for those who need a canine companion. CCAA focuses on serving individuals who could benefit from an assistance dog, and who have the ability to self-train their dog, but do not have the knowledge or skill set. Through a unique approach, CCAA is able to reduce costs and timetables significantly in getting dogs ready for service by using a dual training system where dogs are housed part-time with professional trainers and part-time with their handlers.

 

Opened in 2021, the organization benefits greatly from founders who have a combined 25 years in dog training. This non-profit is incorporated in Kentucky and is passionate about its vision to help clients receive the education and support needed in order to train an assistance dog.

 

CCAA is currently seeking a board member with legal expertise in employment law and other contract needs.

 

Help build strong communities in Africa

SOTENI International is seeking board members to help us build healthy, empowered, and prosperous communities in Kenya and Eswatini. At SOTENI, we work to prevent and mitigate the effects of disease, especially HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 through community-driven solutions. We have also expanded our programming to include access to safe drinking water in partnership with P&G, income-generating activities, and women’s empowerment.

 

SOTENI comes from the Swahili phrase, sisi sote pamoja, which means, “all of us together.” Our dedicated Cincinnati-based Board collaborates with our Kenyan and Swazi Boards to fund and operate this organization. We are now seeking committee and/or Board members who care about healthcare, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, food insecurity, women’s empowerment, and international aid. Those with fundraising, marketing, and finance skills are especially of interest.