Connecting Corporate Surplus to Fill Non-Profit Needs


IMG_2015-1-1200pxBuilding Blocks for Nonprofits is a monthly seminar series covering topics of interest to our nonprofit members in order to build their skills in these areas. Topics have included grant-writing and other fundraising strategies, human resources topics such as team building and recruiting/retaining quality staff, marketing topics including social media and PR, and management training among many others.

Seminars are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except December) from 8:30-11:30am at:

Interact for Health
Rookwood Tower, 5th Floor
3805 Edwards Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209


  • $35 ReSource members/$25 early-bird registration, deadline 10 days prior
  • $45 non-members/$35 early-bird registration, deadline 10 days prior


2017 Schedule 
**Please note some date changes from normal 2nd Wednesday.

Date Event Name Presenter(s)
August 17 Social Media and Marketing Dana Johnson, The Christ Hospital Health Network
September 14 Strategic Planning – With a Little Help From Our Friends Sharon Mitchell
October 10 Energizing Your Volunteers
November 8 How to Attract and Retain Top Quality Staff Joni Burton, JVS Career Services

Building Blocks for Nonprofits is sponsored by:

Interact for Health 

Descriptions and information from our past seminars.

Recruiting and Energizing Volunteers

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Pre-registration at 8:15 a.m.

Program Overview:

We are going to discuss the four components of a good volunteer program:

  • Strategies for Recruitment
  • How to bring people onboard successfully: training and orientation
  • Utilization: To arrange for a good fit between volunteer skills and the organizational assignment
  • Feedback and Recognition: Appreciation and communication to ensure a positive volunteer experience
We’ll also include a discussion of how to deal with volunteer challenges.

This session will be highly interactive. All participants will leave with additional tools on how they can work with volunteers in their organization.

The Presenters:

Connie Hinitz is a philanthropic sector management specialist with more than 30 years’ experience creating and implementing comprehensive nonprofit initiatives. She is ESCC’s Manager of Volunteer Services and past Director of Philanthropic Initiatives for Leadership Scholars, Inc. Prior to joining ESCC, she was Administrator of The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. As the Jewish Federation’s Director of Planning and Allocations, she created and supervised an interagency refugee resettlement program.

Julia Johnson is a management specialist. She retired from the City of Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District in 2007 as Superintendent of Administrative Services Division after more than twenty years in the position. Her other assignments with the City of Cincinnati included Personnel Analyst in the Personnel Department, Field Auditor in the Department of Finance, and Assistant Personnel Director for the Cincinnati Recreation Department. Julia is on the board of the Community Resource Center and chairs the ESCC Volunteer Engagement Committee.

Register online
Mail in Registration – October