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Community Resource Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

Mission: Building Stronger Nonprofits

Target demographics: Nonprofits become stronger

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 250 local charities

Geographic areas served: 13 counties in the Greater Cincinnati area

Programs: furniture, supplies, seminars and other support services

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.