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.

Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits

Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Pre-registration at 8:15 a.m.

Program Overview:

Thriving as a brand on social media doesn’t require a large marketing team with elaborate titles. With more than a billion daily active users on Facebook alone, getting even a small piece of that engagement will reap incredible results. If you are not taking advantage of the power of word of mouth marketing on social media, you are missing out. Not sure where to begin, or have you already started, but aren’t sure how to grow? This interactive workshop will help.


  • Defining what social media is, who’s using it and how
  • Overview of social platforms
  • Setting a social strategy
  • Defining your target audience
  • Maximizing the power of branding
  • Scheduling posts and creating a content calendar
  • Testing free engagement opportunities
  • Utilizing paid promotion
  • Tracking analytics
  • Managing your communities – interacting and responding
  • Resources and compelling campaign snapshots

The Presenter:

Dana Johnson is an experienced social media and content marketing manager at The Christ Hospital Health Network. She is skilled in content ideation and execution, social media strategy, and customer service. Dana has more than 12 years of healthcare marketing experience, as well as a Master of Education in Language Arts and Bachelor of Arts in English/Journalism. She has also worked as a patient representative in patient relations; as a customer relationship manager at a printing company; and as a high school English teacher.

Register online
Mail-in Registration: August

Strategic Planning – With a Little Help From Our Friends

Thursday, September 14, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Pre-registration at 8:15 a.m.

Program Overview:

Would you like to create a strategic plan that helps your organization achieve breakthrough results? A strategic plan that you actually use? This program will help you create a strategic planning process that will engage and energize your organization. During this workshop we will:

  • Discuss the WHO, WHAT, WHEN and HOW of creating and using a strong strategic plan
  • Discuss an inclusive planning process that enables your Board, Staff and key stakeholders to bring their expertise and insights to your plan
  • Review a methodology and process that have worked successfully for nonprofits, business, government and academic organizations
  • Discuss how to make strategic planning fun and energizing for all involved
  • Discuss how to engage and involve Board Members and Staff
  • Discuss how to keep your strategic plan ALIVE – by engaging stakeholders, monitoring progress, identifying and filling gaps in the plan, and renewing the plan
  • Incorporate insights from a broad range of “experts” including the Dali Lama, ELMO, Margaret Mead, Albert Einstein, Yoda, and Mark Twain

The Presenter:

Sharon Janosik Mitchell has a passion for strategic planning, innovation, leadership and driving change. In her 36-year Research & Development career at Procter & Gamble, she led a large international organization of 1500 scientists and engineers located in 10 countries. By the time she retired as Senior Vice President of R&D, she helped lead strategic plans for over 20 different product categories.

Sharon has also served the community in a number of leadership roles including Board Chair of Miami University, President of Impact 100, and Board Chair of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. She is a member of Miami University’s Foundation Board, Social Venture Partners, the YWCA Career Women of Achievement Academy, Impact 100 Board, M.I.A.M.I. Women Steering Committee, and serves as a Leaders Circle Facilitator for Leadership Council. She has led and facilitated strategic plans for over 20 nonprofit organizations. Many of these plans have resulted in significant growth and breakthroughs for the organization.

Register online
Mail-in Registration: September