FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 5, 2020
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Cincinnati Cares and Inspiring Service
Expands Team as its Impact Grows
Cincinnati’s only nonprofit 100 percent-focused on volunteerism begins 2020 with key additions
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Feb. 5, 2020 — Inspiring Service — the Cincinnati-based nonprofit using emerging technologies to reverse declining volunteer rates in Greater Cincinnati and five other regions across the country — has added three new staff members, a more than 30 percent increase to its team.
The additions will deepen Inspiring Service’s and Cincinnati Cares’ impact on the Greater Cincinnati region. The staff expansion will also help the organization achieve its goal of expanding its platforms to 50 cities across the country through the introduction of leading technologies working to end the absurdity that you can do almost anything online except easily find a way to help.
Joining the team are:
Vanessa Mosley, a long-time nonprofit leader in Cincinnati, named Chief Impact Officer. Mosley comes to Inspiring Service with a proven track record of entrepreneurial leadership in articulating and advancing the vision and mission of major nonprofits, most recently serving as Regional Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross. She will be responsible for local and national program delivery enhancements as well as funder education and engagement.
Tim Thomas, of Los Angeles, named Chief National Community Development Director. Thomas brings 20 years of leadership experience as former CEO of CADENAS PARTsolutions and years of experience helping clients find the digital tools they need to improve processes. Focused on Inspiring Service’s national impact, Thomas will be responsible for leading solution deliveries and customer relations, as well as systems creation and implementation.
Beth Guzior, of Loveland, named Chief Revenue Officer. Guzior, previously working on contract with Cincinnati Cares since July, has more than 20 years of B2B sales experience. With human capital management experience from her previous two decades at Automatic Data Processing, Inc., she ensures that Cincinnati businesses understand the employee and company benefits of ongoing, well-managed volunteering programs accomplished through greater technology efficiencies. As Chief Revenue Officer, she will lead all non-philanthropic revenue generation in Greater Cincinnati.
Mosley, Thomas and Guzior join nine other full- and part-time staffers and dozens of volunteers working to improve volunteer ecosystems in Cincinnati and in regions from coast-to-coast.
“In 2019 alone, we connected thousands of prospective volunteers to more than 500 nonprofits in Greater Cincinnati, partnered with new companies, re-launched a board connecting program and led our first Service Enterprise cohort,” said Cincinnati Cares President and CEO Doug Bolton. “We are thrilled to be deepening our bench in Greater Cincinnati, building off this momentum and expanding this work to other communities with talented professionals like Vanessa, Tim and Beth.”
Launched in late 2017, the Cincinnati Cares platform, https://cincinnaticares.org/, is the most popular, effective and efficient way for people in Greater Cincinnati to find their way to help. The organization also operates a platform, BoardConnect (previously called BoardBank), that connects volunteer leaders to nonprofit board and committee positions. A similar platform
for skills-based volunteers is available to companies and communities. A platform for businesses to maximize their giving and volunteering impact in their communities builds on the successful innovation available through Cincinnati Cares and similar sites. Los Angeles native and Cincinnati technology entrepreneur Craig Young founded Inspiring Service and leads its innovations after two decades of seeing first hand — as a philanthropist and volunteer — how technology has failed volunteer ecosystems across the country. Based on early results, Inspiring Service’s technology and the actions the team is taking are making a difference for volunteer ecosystems across the country.