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

Shannon Young, USI;
Natalie Dennis, Gannett
June 14

Ignite Passion with a Spark of Change

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.

Ignite Passion with a SPARK of Change

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

Program Overview

Too often, we stay so busy that at the end of the day we wonder when we will ever achieve the dreams and goals important to us. Too many people fail to take control of their lives to capture opportunities. When you choose to dream – you can change direction and accomplish nearly anything you set out to achieve!

This presentation will teach you the most important choices to SPARK change in order to ignite your passion:

  • How to take the lead in embracing change within your organization
  • Answering the question: Do you know your Why?
  • Why it’s important to encourage others to focus and dream
  • Make your thoughts help not hinder you from capturing opportunities
  • How to build an organization through networking and its impact
  • Identify which of your strengths help you excel in your position and how can you utilize them to achieve your goals

This workshop includes a self-assessment to learn where you are with a “Sparking Change” mindset. Once you know your score you can prioritize an action plan that will move you in the right direction.

The Presenter:

Mary Miller has gained an international following as a popular speaker advocating for everyone to change direction and focus on their dreams, both personal and professional. As author of Changing Direction, she strives to stay on a path of positivity and determination while continuing to achieve her dreams and inspire others to reach for theirs.
In addition to running a business with more than 500 full-time employees, Mary is an associate coach for Strategic Coach, where she works with fellow entrepreneurs on work-life balance, growth and enjoying the process.
Mary enjoys sharing her vision and inspiration by actively participating in many industry, business and nonprofit organizations.

Reviews of Mary Miller’s past presentations:
“Most inspiring session I have attended in my years at any conference” – KPHRA attendee

“She educated, entertained humored, but most importantly touched their hearts. She is a must hear!” – Jamie Smith, Cincinnati Business Courier

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