United Way of Greater Cincinnati & Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Leaders of these two highly regarded organizations wanted to assess their potential for working together to build a human services endowment that would meet the needs of Cincinnati residents. Benefactor Group conducted interviews with civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders; polled nonprofit directors; identified other model partnerships around the nation; and estimated the community’s financial capacity. A plan to build endowment was provided to the partnership and the organizations are in the process of implementing this plan. Counsel also facilitated a year-long program to train United Way development staff members and to help build camaraderie between United Way and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.