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Monday, March 21, 2011

ONE Award

Announcing ONE Award V 2011-12:
A Brand New ONE

The 2011-12 ONE Award offers nonprofit organizations fewer criteria, shorter application, longer lead time, and the opportunity for greater support for Applicants who want to improve their mission impact with an emphasis on process improvement.

ONE Award V 2011-12 is brand new and inviting you to a preview session to learn more about how ONE can benefit you and your nonprofit organization! At this two-hour preview, you will learn more about the ONE Award V process, and how improvements you asked for can help you complete and submit your ONE Application and receive customized feedback on your Application at no charge.

If you are connected to a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, sign up for a ONE Preview Session to find out more about the 2011-12 program. Past applicants are welcome to attend along with anyone interested in seeing how ONE can help focus their organization on improvement of their critical value-creation and value-support processes. Veteran and prospective examiners are also invited to attend to learn more about the examination and site visit aspects of ONE Award V.

The Organizations of Noteworthy Excellence (ONE) Award program took a year off to self-assess and identify strengths and opportunities for improvement (OFIs). The result is a "brand new ONE" with fewer criteria, simpler and shorter format, longer lead time for developing your Application.

Sign up for a Preview Session to get more information on how the improvements in the ONE process can benefit you.

Register for a Preview Session

-Monday, March 28, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Bank in

Florence KY.
Click here

-Tuesday, March 29, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Miami University, Voice of America Center in West Chester.
Click here

Wednesday, March 30, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Columbia Center/Junior League Columbia Parkway in Cincinnati.
Click here

NEW!! A five-session series of free Workshops offers nonprofits coaching through the Application Process.

"We heard so many organization leaders say 'If we only had the time' and 'Our team could do this if we had some structured help along the way'. And in that vein of feedback, the concept of ONE Award Workshops was born," according to Jim Lay, co-founder of the ONE Award.

For this cycle of the ONE Award, Jim Lay and ONE co-founder Marie Gemelli-Carroll will conduct a series of five Workshops between April and June, free of charge to nonprofit organization teams willing to commit five half-days to digging deeper into the ONE criteria, and identifying the process descriptions and performance data called for in the ONE Award Criteria Application.

Click here to sign up for the Workshop Series. Workshop Series begins April 26 and continues bi-weekly through June. As always, you can e-mail a question about the Workshop Series in particular, or ONE Award in general, by e-mailing Jim Lay
jim@one-center.com or Marie Gemelli-Carroll

ONE Award changes improve criteria, shorten application, extend lead time and promotion opportunity

What's new about ONE? Plenty

-Three categories (People, Program, Process) with performance criteria included in each category

-Organizational Profile requires only two pages, instead of four

-Criteria topic areas reduced to include only key questions in each category

-Criteria response limited to six pages instead of 12

-Later deadline for applicant submission-July 15

-Longer period for Site Visits-Sept. 12 through Sept. 30

-Honorees announced early November

-Recognition ceremony late January 2012 for bestowing honors and to allow full year of promotion by honoree organizations


Resources for youth to expand knowledge economy >>

· Ohio Department of Education

o http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDefaultPage.aspx?page=1

o http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=251

o testing http://portal.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/

o practice tests (choose ‘take a test without logging in) http://ohio3-8.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/Profile/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fPracticeTest%2ftestworkbook.aspx%3fnav%3dstudent&nav=student (Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Writing)

· Study Jams http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm

· Study Island http://www.studyisland.com/

· BizKids.com http://www.bizkids.com/

· Ourcourts.org http://www.icivics.org/

· Accelerated Reader http://www.renlearn.com/ar/

· Progress Book https://parentaccess.ocps.net/General/District.aspx?From=Global

· Walter Dean Myers http://www.walterdeanmyers.net/

· Sharon Draper (Tears of a Tiger) http://sharondraper.com/

· Parents for Public Schools http://www.ppsgc.org/pages/

· Strive http://www.strivetogether.org/education-results-resource/data-and-information-resources/

· Family Education http://www.familyeducation.com/home/

· Cincinnati Youth Collaborative http://www.cycyouth.org/?pgID=10

· College Mentors for Kids http://www.collegementors.org/inspire

· Children Inc. http://www.childreninc.org/

· Community Action Agency (Cincinnati) http://www.cincy-caa.org/

· CPS Tutoring http://www.cps-k12.org/community/tutoring/tutoring.htm

· Whiz Kids http://www.citygospelmission.org/whizkids.html

· Mankind Project http://www.citygospelmission.org/whizkids.html

· City of Cincinnati (Council Teams) http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cdap/pages/-6249-/

· CPS Community Involvement http://www.cps-k12.org/community/community.htm

· YMCA of Greater Cincinnati http://www.cincinnatiymca.org/

· heartprints inc. http://www.heartprints.org/

· ECOnsciously Living http://www.econsciouslyliving.com/

· Stand for Kids http://standforkidscincy.org/

· CincyAfterSchool http://www.cincyafterschool.org/