PLATINUM2024

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL FOR NONPROFITS

Advancing Our Community

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

Mission

To maximize the impact of nonprofit organizations, develop their leaders, and strengthen the community.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Elizabeth Benson

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

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

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total attendance from our largest events, Securing the Future, and Nonprofit Summit (in collaboration with Barnes Dennig and AFP Greater Cincinnati)

Number of independent organizations served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

As a membership organization, some of our programs apply to members only, but many are open to any nonprofit organization in our community.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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 and feel supported (our Leaders Circles), learn how to develop strategic plans, team development, change management, 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 motivate, educate, prepare and connect community leaders to nonprofit board through our BOLD (Board Orientation + Leadership Development) program.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

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 01/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Vanessa Freytag

4C for Children

Term: 2023 - 2024

Jorge Perez

YMCA

Mary Delaney

Community Matters

Mark Lawson

Ham. Cty Cincinnati Community Action Agency

Kristin Shrimplin

Women Helping Women

Megan Fischer

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank

Vanessa Freytag

4C for Children

Annie Timmons

Friar's Club

Mike Baker

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Kent Wellington

Graydon

Lakisha Higgins

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Damian Hoskins

Elementz

Chara Fisher Jackson

Preschool Promise

Meghan Cummings

Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Colleen Houston

ArtWorks

Sanserrae Frazier

First Financial Bank

June Miller

Brighton Center

David Iyoha

Black Achievers

Rob Festenstein

Center for Independent Living Options

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 1/30/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/30/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.