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

Date Event Name Presenter(s)
No seminar; topic postponed to May
February 8, 2017   Revitalizing Performance Management Wayne Owens, HRC Consulting
March 8 FULL – Waiting list only
 Grants Research and Grant Givers
Phoebe Acheson, Cincinnati Public Library; 
Ruth Klette, Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation; 
Mary Alice Koch, PNC Charitable Trusts;
Molly Robertshaw, Greater Cincinnati Foundation
April 12

FULL – Waiting list only 
Event Planning for Best Success

Martha Steier, ReSource; 
Amelia Crutcher
May 10

Measuring Progress and Impact with Metrics

June 14

Direction and Choices for Future Impact

Mary Miller, Author of “Changing Direction: 10 Choices That Impact Your Dreams

Building Blocks for Nonprofits is sponsored by:

Interact for Health 

Descriptions and information from our past seminars.

Measuring Impact and Progress with Metrics

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Pre-registration at 8:15 a.m.

How can you present information to your board and supporters in a meaningful way? Businesses usually use net profit as a key measure of success but for nonprofits, it is more difficult. Too often, nonprofits think first about strategies or programs and then try to measure what they achieve. The point is not just to “account for” or track what you’re already doing but to determine its value. This workshop will help you zone in on what matters and also how to present it in easy to understand metrics that show trends that are affecting your organization.

  • Why measurements and metrics are important
  • The difference between outputs and outcomes
    What’s worth tracking? Developing your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • How to measure the important stuff
  • Metric reporting – showing trends vs. monthly or seasonable changes
  • Creating your dashboard
    Sharing your metrics and trends in easy to understand formats

This is an interactive learning opportunity and you will work in groups to identify your key metrics. We will provide each participant with a digital work file with a variety of templates for reporting your metrics and showing them in chart formats.

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