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OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence

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Causes: Human Services

Mission: We are a resource center providing coordinated products, services, and connections that improve the capability of nonprofits to better serve the Greater Cincinnati community.

Target demographics: Nonprofits become stronger

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 450 local charities and saved over $1 million for regional nonprofits

Geographic areas served: 13 counties in the Greater Cincinnati area

Programs: consulting services, coaching, training, furniture, marketplace of donated products, other support services

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence is such a great resource for Greater Cincinnati nonprofits! That tremendous value was recently recognized and reinforced with a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to support the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati (NLIGC). NLIGC delivers high-quality, affordable leadership education and professional development to nonprofit organizations in our community. Thank you, Greater Cincinnati Foundation!But wait, there's more. The furniture bank, marketplace, and decor rental will stretch tight nonprofit budgets, and OneSource Center's Building Blocks workshops can bring best practices and relevant training to nonprofit personnel to make your nonprofit better. OneSource consultants have the know-how and expertise to work through operational issues, strategic challenges, or leadership development concerns. These pros will deliver tremendous value whether yours in a small nonprofit staffed with volunteers or an established agency with a multi-million dollar budget and scores of paid staff.You absolutely must make OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence an integral part of your organization's bank of resources.

Donor

Rating: 5

OneSource is a great nonprofit that helps other profits focus on their mission by providing office furnishings, mentoring, and strategic help. Definitely do great work!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

ReSource is a great organization providing both office furnishings as well as seminars to help make other non profits better. They are a much-needed resource in our community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer consultant with ESCC before they merged with OneSource and with OneSource since; a total of over 10 years. OneSource is an all purpose provider of assistance to non-profits. We can provide consulting help on a variety of business related challenges such as Board creation, strategic planning, marketing, business operations improvement and more. Additionally, OneSource provides low cost furniture and supplies to area non-profits. I am proud to be a small part of OneSource.

Carol F.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a retired non profit executive, Onesource provides me with opportunities to give back to the industry as a volunteer consultant. Advising Executive Directors on financial best practices so they can attract funding is gratifying. I value the relationships with other consultants and the dedicated staff. I'm proud to be a volunteer with Onesource.

Donor

Rating: 5

I attended OneSource's annual fundraising Gala last year and was moved by just how many lives and organizations they have positively impacted. Every member of staff or volunteer I had the pleasure of speaking with was friendly, helpful, and passionate about their mission. I spoke to many at the event who had nothing but good to say about the organization, and I am proud to count myself among their donors!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our organization has been a member of the OneSource Center Shoppers Club for many years, and have been able to stretch our operational budget through this affiliation. We are a faith-based organization, and have been able to support numerous ministry outreach efforts as well through items available. The staff is helpful and resourceful in helping us fulfill our mission of serving others.

Advisor

Rating: 5

OneSource Center provides help to nonprofits all over the Cincinnati area, saving agencies money and guiding them to success through training and consulting services. I know of many nonprofits that have been able to stretch their mission reach by utilizing OneSource Center's offerings. What a benefit they are to our community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for OneSource, I have been impressed with the variety and depth of resources they have available to assist any nonprofit. Through their innovative approaches and passionate leadership, they are a key component in assisting nonprofits to become the best version of themselves and to make the largest impact possible in the community. It is always a rewarding experience to be part of their team.

Beth Wolf Y.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When you need to come to one place to get help to strengthen, focus and support your mission, you come to OneSource. There is a team of professionals waiting to share their knowledge and experience with you as you develop or pivot your resources to continue your mission. As a redistribution center for corporate overstock we have the opportunity to help you by filling your furniture needs as well as get some great products from the MarketPlace into your hands at a fraction of the retail cost.
My experience with OneSource now includes interacting on a daily basis with the customers and clients that we support. Checking out most of the clients through the showroom at our new location on Dalton Street, I have been able to learn about the missions of the organizations that shop here. Often directing them to resources that they didn’t know we had.
Working at OneSource has given me the home that I’ve been looking for to finish my working career. We care, we work and we thrive together.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OneSource Center has demonstrated its excellence and commitment to the nonprofit community yet again. Over the past few months, the organization has relocated to a fabulous new, very accessible location, and pivoted to deliver just the type of consulting services most needed by nonprofits during these challenging times.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

If you are looking to perform "skills-based" volunteering for a nonprofit, look no further. OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence is the place for you. Think of a room of intelligent dedicated community members seeking to utilize their skills and talents to help area nonprofits fulfill their missions. That's who you will find when you attend one of One Source's in-house training sessions and who you will partner with on projects for nonprofits. Very professional, experienced volunteers. Great people to be around.
If you are a nonprofit looking for high-quality affordable consulting services, definitely reach out to One Source Center for Nonprofit Excellence. The organization offers quite an array of consulting services, including customized training and coaching. Let OneSource help you help your organization become the best nonprofit it can be!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at OneSource Center for many years, and find the work fulfilling and life-affirming. OneSource Center provides consulting, training and a shoppers club that allows nonprofits to gather items needed for operational needs at a fraction of the cost. Nonprofits from all over the region are supported in their work through the volunteers who willingly share their time and talent with those leaders making a difference in our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a great source of guidance, products and connections for nonprofits all across the Greater Cincinnati area. They have expert consultants who donate their time and years of expertise to help nonprofits thrive. Corporations donate furniture that is sold at a fraction of the cost to nonprofits who might not otherwise be able to purchase these needed items. Their Marketplace offers goods that nonprofits need to keep their organizations running -- whether it is for sheets, building repair or cleaning supplies. They have in-depth training and monthly seminars to educate and grow nonprofits staffs. If OneSource doesn't have the capabilities to help "in house" they have connections with other nonprofits that can help too. OneSource is the only one of its kind in Cincinnati. Such an asset to our city's nonprofit community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OneSource Center is an incredible center for nonprofits in the Cincinnati area. I am particularly impressed with an offering from OneSource Center that allows nonprofits to borrow a large variety of décor items for fundraising and member support events. The offerings allow nonprofits to use these beautiful items creatively for their special events and save a tremendous amount of money – money that can be used in other areas of mission. The staff and volunteers are extremely supportive of nonprofits. I am proud to work with this organization helping those that are on the front lines making a difference in the lives of so many.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OneSource, the result of a merger between the Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati and ResSource, has been serving nonprofits for over 20 years. As a volunteer I have seen first-hand how OneSource has been able to make a real difference in hundreds of area non-profits by providing coaching, consulting, training, and other resources such as furniture, office supplies, and service referrals. OneSource has worked with a wide variety of nonprofits including start-ups and large sophisticated organizations representing almost every sector of nonprofit services. It has been a pleasure helping other nonprofits work to achieve their missions.

Donor

Rating: 5

OneSource is an outstanding and unique non-profit in the Cincinnati area. It is the non-profit supporting the non-profits, providing business consulting services, and training, development, and leadership sessions. Add to that the furniture and office supplies they sell to the non-profits at a very discounted price. OneSource strengthens our local non-profits and through its work, our community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

OneSource has 30+ years of successful, active commitment to strengthening greater Cincinnati nonprofits. The organization provides key skill building knowledge via its Building Blocks education series, offers members a wide variety of donated materials - durable & consumable, stretching those operating budgets & delivers consulting services such as strategic planning, leadership & board development skills. OneSource is committed to delivering on its mission of helping nonprofits strengthen their impact in our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OneSource helps provide a solid foundation for non-profits to grow and excel. Their consulting skills are excellent and the furniture and other items OneSource provides help non-profits to get up and running.

Donor

Rating: 5

I continue to believe in this incredible nonprofit which supports all nonprofits in the Greater Cincinnati region. Nonprofits leaders can receive expert consulting or coaching guidance to help their agency further expand their mission; staff can expand their capabilities through a wide-range of training and leadership development opportunities; and nonprofits can obtain needed office furniture and retail products to help serve their constituents better. The staff and volunteers are helpful and resourceful. I encourage all nonprofits to look into services and products offered here.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are always willing to help you find products. They are so nice when you come in the door. Love going there and shopping for items that we can use. Have lots of items to choose from.

Becky Sears

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My organization has benefited from OneSource in two distinct ways. As a new executive director, I was able to attend an outstanding training session on fundraising that was well attended and very well presented. Then, last month, we were able to shop for furniture for our Center, purchasing chairs, file drawers and cabinets, all for less than $100. I am looking forward to more training and more shopping this summer!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Training offered really helps our staff. The products help our clients. Great 5 star organization helping our region's non profits.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The OneSource vision just makes sense: better nonprofit organizations create a better community. As a volunteer, I have never been embraced with open arms like I am at OneSource. They make you feel apart of their team and of the bigger picture. You can’t help but ask what else you can do for this amazing organization. OneSource exceeded my expectations, and I have no doubt they will continue to do so.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OneSource provides outstanding support to our local non-profits to enable their continued success and community support. The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, and ready to help anyone who walks in the door. Community volunteers support OneSource by providing consulting services and coordinating fundraising events . OneSource is unique in its mission and a jewel for our city.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence for over seven years in a variety of different roles. I have been blessed to have seen first hand the impressive difference this organization has made in our local nonprofit community. OneSource takes a comprehensive approach with their mission providing services ranging from coaching/mentoring nonprofit professionals to be the next leaders of organizations, to providing gently used office furniture to nonprofit organizations at discount prices, to offering a variety of training and leadership development opportunities that promote nonprofit excellence. It is a pleasure to give my time, talent and resources to OneSource in order for Greater Cincinnati nonprofits to grow and prosper.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love to volunteer for OneSource - By helpingthis organization you are leveraging your talents to help a lot of people. Also, the people at OneSource are so appreciative and respectful of your time and talents. GREAT ORGANIZATION !!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have just joined OneSource and have nothing but positive comments about the professionalism, expertise of the volunteer consultants and exceptional training.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ESCC (One Source Center) utilizes my skills effectively. I feel like my efforts are appreciated by the client and ESCC. I thoroughly enjoy and am proud to be a volunteer.

Rimpie T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OneSource is a one of its kind institution for the Greater Cincinnati area. It is a one-stop solution provider for non-profit organizations by providing consultation services. It also helps organizations save their dollars with buying furniture and supplies at the marketplace. The staff is very friendly and always proactive to help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A team of colleagues and I recently had the opportunity to work with OneSource as they combined the skills and talents of ReSource and ESCC into their new team. The energy for their mission and vision is contagious. Their heart for serving Greater Cincinnati's nonprofits is undeniable!

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the greatest benefits of ReSource is the fact that those of us who serve others in low income communities can have access to materials and resources that we otherwise may not be able to get. Having the opportunity to obtain the necessary everyday items is a big plus, and ReSource is a blessing for providing that. For small agencies, having a place like ReSource is fantastic. They have been a blessing beyond a blessing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone is so nice and helpful!
The inventory is very organized and easy to see/reach.
Prices are visible and there is always someone available to answer a question if needed.
You will find something new every visit!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ReSource fills an important role in the non-profit community. By accepting donations from businesses and making them accessible to non-profit organizations, ReSource helps to save non-profits valuable funding. In addition to the supplies available for purchase in ReSource's warehouse, the organization also serves non-profits by providing an event decor loan program and providing leadership seminars. The employees at ReSource have a passion for service, and do a great job to help build better non-profits.

Donor

Rating: 5

We at The RCF Group donate as much as we can on behalf of Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Resources is a valued client that we use to donate non standard furniture to on behalf of CCHMC. It allows us to keep it out of the landfills and they always manage to find a good home for the items donated. It is always a pleasure to work with Christie Brown and her team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for ReSource for about 3 years as interior design support for our community makeovers and annual fundraisers. It is an amazing non-profit that supports other non-profits with office furniture and supplies donated by Cincinnati businesses. ReSource keeps so much useable product out of the landfills, a community WIN-WIN!!!
Gwen Barker

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ReSource does an outstanding job of collecting donated furniture and supplies and making them available to local nonprofit agencies. The staff has a heart for service and does an excellent job of reaching out to the community. I am very happy to volunteer at an agency that provides a much needed service.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alpha II Housing Alternatives Inc. has benefited greatly from the services and supplies that we have purchased at Resource. We are able to get HIGH QUALITY merchandise at a price that we can afford.

The training classes that you offer have also been valuable for our non profit.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ReSource is an exceptional organization - serving as a nonprofit for the benefit of other nonprofits. ReSource's mission frees up valuable resources for other nonprofits to better help the community. Great organization!

Board Member

Rating: 5

ReSource is a great asset to our community, taking unwanted furniture from local businesses and giving local non-profits purchase at a fraction of the original cost. These products go to local group in need such as school, religious organizations and service agencies.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Community Resource Center does great work on behalf of non-profits throughout Greater Cincinnati. The organization provides much needed education services, furnishings and other items to these groups at very discounted rates in an effort to help them fulfill their mission on a daily basis.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ReSource Center has been a part of my minstres and life since the days at the old Jordan's Crossing.

Presently in my ministry as the Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church & School. Located in the West End of Cincinnati since 1846.
We are an urban ministerial complete parish community servicing a racially and economicly deversed congregation and the greater community.

With the resources of the ReSource Center. From everything from office funture to nuts and bolts.
The ReSources Center and their great staff have assisted me and my parish in our ongoing and never ending ministries.

The ReSource Center is a blessing to our community.

Thank you for all that you guys do and the resources that you share with all of us.

Father Rey Taylor
Pastor
St. Joseph Catholic Church

Client Served

Rating: 5

Resource was a huge contributor for our new family center in Lower Price Hill (The Joe Williams Family Center)! We received an abundance of furniture that was not only beautiful, but also functional! It exceeded all of our expectations! The staff members were extremely organized with possible layouts of each room and had an array of furniture options for us to look at and give our input. Everything that functions out of our new center was made possible because of the generosity, time, and knowledge of the team at Resource! We are extremely grateful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great charity serving non-profits across the city.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ReSource has been helping our nonprofit for a long time. As a small Catholic parish, our budget is tight. ReSource has allowed us to purchase quality items that fit within our means. Their selection is very good, the prices are extremely fair, and the staff is always helpful. We are glad to be a part of this community!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a church in the West Chester, Ohio area that has been blessed by the ReSource Center time, and again. Not only do they have a great selection, but the prices are more than fair - and determined with non-profits in mind. Their leadership and staff has been utterly accommodating and frequently goes the extra mile to serve our staff through their inventory, but especially in their humility and kindness.
Cheers to Christie and the Crew at ReSource for their hearts to meet the real needs of non-profits.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Comparing the contribution to the community made by Resource to other nonprofit organizations where I have volunteered, I am extremely impressed. The dedication and organization of the management team and their ability to meet the needs of their members is outstanding. They take the time to understand the community and members they serve and are always striving to improve. Additionally they take their mission statement to heart and use it to guide them on a day to day basis.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Easter Seals TriState has the pleasure of visiting ReSource frequently as we are often on the lookout for furniture and office items for our locations. We are committed to recycling and reusing, and we feel fortunate to have an organization like ReSource in our community. The staff is very helpful and friendly. It's special when two non-for-profit organizations come together to provide services to each other. We enjoy working with ReSource.

Donor

Rating: 5

Having ReSource as a local community organization benefits the local economy, the environment, and provides efficiency with resources. We love that our surplus furniture and supplies can find a new home rather than go to the landfill. ReSource has been an amazing partner for us.

Arielle3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ReSource is a wonderful supporter of Greater Cincinnati nonprofits! Saving office furniture from the landfill and re-distributing it to local nonprofits at low cost, and providing training on important organizational topics like finance and media, ReSource is helping local nonprofits stretch their dollars and break down barriers to achieving their goals. A great boon to our community!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Resource is a great organization to be apart of - Building Stronger Non Profits in greater Cinncinnati communities.

Board Member

Rating: 5

When you think of organizations that truly serve their community, ReSource fits the bill.
As a volunteer, Board Member for the last 13 years, i have seen the change that ReSource brings to its Member Organizations.

With its monthly educational seminars, product sales, or interaction with other NFP's in the Cincinnati, it continues to raise the bar in keeping organizations focused on their mission.

Our office just donated office furniture to ReSource and my staff commented about how professional, accommodating, and thankful they were for the donation.

I will continue to recommend ReSource to others for donations and NFP's for membership.

Respectfully submitted,

S. Gregor Lamping, CPA

Board Member

Rating: 5

ReSource is such a wonderful organization. It is proof of the ripple effect of giving. ReSource stays true to its mission, building stronger non-profits, by providing a common sense solution for companies to donate still useful products to local non-profits. The warehousing capabilities of ReSource allow those non-profits to get the times they need, when they need them.

The ReSource staff is hard working and helpful. They also hold great, inexpensive seminars for employees of non-profits to help them better run their organizations.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served as a Board Member for nine years. This organization is truly unique in that they reach so many other non-profits with critical items. We provide "access to excess", and help bridge the business community with so many deserving organizations.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ReSource is helping other non-profit organizations grow- so their impact is tenfold.
Operationally it is very lean. The people within the organization are smart & passionate about the mission of serving other non-profits. ReSource gathers unwanted, gently used, and overstock products that non-profit agencies can truly use. So proud to be associated with ReSource, their mission, values, and dedication are making Cincinnati and the world around us a better place.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been proud to serve ReSource (the Community Resource Center, Inc.) as a board member since 2012. The agency provides two separate benefits to the community. When local corporations move or remodel, they often have limited options besides a landfill for the furniture and other materials they are replacing. ReSource arrives with a truck and a crew, providing a service that saves money for those businesses and keeps usable goods from being wasted.

More importantly, when local nonprofits need new furniture or supplies, ReSource is often the only option that is within their budgets. And ReSource also provides training and guidance to strengthen the member organizations who are helping our community in so many different ways.

I love hearing from other nonprofits about how much ReSource has meant to them and their own missions. To support ReSource is to support children's services and mental health providers and schools and food banks and many, many more agencies who are making Cincinnati a better place.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ReSource brings a unique value to the greater Cincinnati community. We are the go-to conduit between corporate donors who have excess inventory and durable goods and member not-for-profits who can efficiently and cost-effectively obtain those donated items to help further their purpose/mission, and stretch budget dollars. For more than 25 years, ReSource has been committed to helping reduce landfill and improve the buying power for member not-for-profit organizations. Additionally, our education seminars provide essential skills and operational savvy for not-for-profit leaders, board members, staff and volunteers.

1 Brian140

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served in various roles with ReSource over the last 7 years from volunteer, committee member, board member and even a short stint as the interim director.

I got involved with ReSource because, in the words of our former board chair, "It just makes sense". Corporates generate excess furniture, supplies and other items that are completely usable, but they don't have the time or expertise to get them to the right non-profits. Non-profits need that surplus but have no idea how to get it or who to ask. ReSource makes that connection.

ReSource effectively adds over $1 million per year to its members budgets by providing much needed items at a substantially reduced cost, and it does so on a shoestring budget.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with ReSource for 6 years first serving on their Development Committee, then leasing their Counsel of Emerging Leaders, and finally I am currently a member of their Board. Over the past several years, I have personally seen them help hundreds of non-profits by saving them overhead expenses to by office furniture and other products for pennies on the dollar. It truly is a great "resource" to the Greater Cincinnati community to allow other non-profits to get the items they need to run their business successfully at a low amount, so they can focus their capital on their mission.

Chuck24

Board Member

Rating: 5

Great resource for non-profits in the Greater Cincinnati and beyond region. They accept corporate donations of everything from toothpaste to shop tools and furniture and office supplies in between. I used them i the 80s to get a printer for our community council newsletter. ReSource also has best practices educational training for non-profits.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been involved on the Board of ReSource for the past couple of years and every day I get more impressed as I realize the impact ReSource is having in our community. Not only does ReSource take corporate surplus and redistribute it within the non-profit community, saving the non-profits much-needed operational dollars, but ReSource also offers monthly training sessions for its non-profit members on topics that help strengthen the organizations overall such as Board Development, Grant Writing, Cost Analysis, Navigating Social Media, and Teamwork. ReSource operates as a non-profit FOR non-profits...and I'm very proud to be associated with them and to do what I can to help us achieve our mission.

Board Member

Rating: 5

ReSource has been in operation for more than 20 years, and serves other non-profit members in the region by warehousing donated office furniture and consumables, and then making that inventory available to those organizations that need updated furniture and miscellaneous supplies. This service saves member organizations over $1M/year, and helps reduce materials that would otherwise be sent to our landfills. ReSource benefits member organizations and our community. I have been involved with the organization for the past 4 years, and am proud of the work they have done and continue to do.