What We Do

Our mission is to inspire and enable, people and organizations, to engage in volunteering that improves and strengthens their community, and themselves.

Toward this mission, we lead multiple efforts, in and beyond the Greater Cincinnati region.



We inspire people, schools, businesses and groups, by recognizing, celebrating, and sharing stories of their service. The annual Inspiring Service awards celebrate individualsgroups and schools who have dedicated personal time and effort in service to others.

We inspire volunteers by demonstrating that local volunteer efforts contribute to, and advance progress toward, the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Globals Goals for 2030.


We enable people and organizations by facilitating a modern, mobile-optimized technological platform that supports the volunteer ecosystem in a consistent, attractive, and informative presentation. Numerous efforts support nonprofit organizations through funding, donated goods and services, capacity building or volunteer recruitment and management. Our platform expands upon these existing efforts, with the vision of creating value, both for the community and as a community, strengthening the volunteer experience by strengthening the field of volunteer engagement and further empowering its professionals.


Cincinnati Cares is a technology platform brought to the Cincinnati region by Inspiring Service, in partnership with Social Venture Partners of Cincinnati, and through the support of generous donors. Cincinnati Cares is a comprehensive guide of all nonprofits in the region that engage volunteers and a productivity platform for volunteer engagement professionals.