LEADERSHIP COUNCIL FOR NONPROFITS

Advancing Our Community

aka LEADERSHIP COUNCIL FOR NONPROFITS   |   Cincinnati, OH   |  www.leadershipcouncil.us

Mission

To maximize the impact of non-profit organizations, develop their leaders and strengthen the community.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Jenny Berg

Main address

4010 Executive Park Dr., Suite 100

Cincinnati, OH 45241 USA

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Formerly known as

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF HUMAN SERVICES EXECUTIVES

Council of Agency Executives

EIN

51-0428018

NTEE code info

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nonprofits struggle with limited resources - human resources, capital resources, and other resources, and Leadership Council helps connect, build capacity, provide cost savings, and build collaborations for nonprofits so they can minimize expenses, maximize staff, and serve their clients better.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Leaders Circles

Peer to Peer Small groups of nonprofit leaders that meet monthly to share opportunities, challenges, ideas, resources. Sept - May

Population(s) Served
Adults

2 or 3 day program teaching the 5 practices of Exemplary Leadership to our nonprofit leaders

Population(s) Served
Adults

5 part workshop series that shares key competencies nonprofit leaders need. In partnership with Fifth Third Bank who provides the presenters and curriculum.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We offer a variety of cost savings programs for our members - office supplies, student loan debt reduction, payroll processing, software

Population(s) Served
Adults

We pair new ED's to veteran ED's so they can learn!

Population(s) Served
Adults

The purpose of BOLD is to motivate, educate, prepare, and connect Greater Cincinnati community leaders to serve on local nonprofit boards or in other high-level volunteer roles.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Building stronger, more effective nonprofits by developing nonprofit leadership - both staff and boards.

Building and supporting diverse nonprofit leaders through our BOLD programs as well as other programs

We provide several signature programs that help nonprofit leaders connect & feel supported (our Leaders Circle), learn how to develop strategic plans, team development, change management (Live to Lead), learn from national and local experts on leadership, Nonprofit trends, etc (Securing the Future Conference), provide mentorship for new Executive Directors (Leader to Leader mentoring), and now motivate, educate, prepare and connect community leaders to nonprofit board through our Board Orientation +Leadership Development program (BOLD).

We are a collaborative organization that builds capacity of our nonprofit leaders. Through our collaborations, we are able to partner with a variety of subject matter experts who are able, willing and interested in supporting the nonprofit community by sharing their expertise.

We are uniquely qualified to meet these goals because of our strong connections and relationships with our members. We can connect and direct our BOLD graduates to nonprofits they are interested in serving through board leadership. We build collaboration amongst our members through our leaders circles. We build up the nonprofit sector through shared learning, connections, providing valuable resources to the nonprofit community.

We've accomplished growth in our programs, and have taken on new signature programs - in 2016 we took on the Securing the Future conference from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, in 2019 we took on the long standing BOLD program from United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

Membership has grown net 20%/yr for past 6 years, and membership retention rate is 86% for past 8 years.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The people we serve are all either staff or board members of nonprofits in our region.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our board, which was made up of all nonprofit CEO's, lacked diversity, and we wanted to change that. Since our bylaws called for only having CEO's/ED's of our nonprofit members serve, and there is a severe lack of people of color serving in the CEO/ED role, we voted to amend our bylaws, to include senior leaders within organizations to serve on our board. This opened up the possibility of engaging additional persons of color to serve on the board, and helped bring some exposure to the senior leaders to work with other leaders on our board.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We are more in-tuned with the needs of our members as a result of getting their feedback. We are a membership based organization and thus we need to meet the needs of our members, not make assumptions about what we think they need.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LEADERSHIP COUNCIL FOR NONPROFITS

Board of directors
as of 1/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jenn Loeb

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Term: 2021 - 2023

Jeff O'Neil

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health

Jennifer Loeb

Ronald McDonald House Charities of GC

Bill Tucker

Flywheel Social Enterprises

Bob Wilson

DCCH

Jorge Perez

YMCA

Mary Delaney

Community Matters

Mark Lawson

Ham. Cty Cincinnati Community Action Agency

Deborah Allsop

Families Forward

Debbie Brooks

YWCA

Kristin Shrimplin

Women Helping Women

Jeff Corney

Cincinnati Nature Center

Megan Fischer

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank

Vanessa Freytag

4C for Children

Annie Timmons

Friar's Club

Danielle Amrine

Welcome House of Northern KY

Mike Baker

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability