Bright Ideas Ohio is a project of the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (GOFBCI). It highlights promising practices by Ohio nonprofits to encourage peer-to-peer learning and innovation.
GOFBCI commissioned the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research to conduct research statewide to identify excellent social service nonprofit organizations.
Sagamore’s researchers interviewed veteran nonprofit consultants and trainers to get their input and also surveyed senior program officers at over 20 private grant-making foundations in Ohio to hear about their high performing grantees.
Researchers also reviewed Ohio nonprofits that had earned various awards and recognition by media, government, academic, and research organizations.
Sagamore staff then interviewed selected nonprofit leaders by telephone to gain detailed information about their effective programs and promising organizational practices.