Better Together: Cincinnati

Thanks to all who came out for the Better Together: Cincinnati Roundtable! It was a great day of learning from one another and engaging in fruitful dialog.

For a copy of the Roundtable Schedule, click here

For bios of the Roundtable Speakers, click here

“For those that live in the shadows of life, those who are the least among us, I will not accept the fact that the most vulnerable in our state should be ignored.  We can help them.”

-Gov. John Kasich

9:30 AM – Registration


10 AM – Welcome

Kim Hettle, Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives


10:15 AM – Framing our Day: The Mapping Ohio’s Compassion Project

Jay F. Hein, Sagamore Institute


10:35 AM – Promising Practices Panel

Facilitated by Kurt Reiber, Freestore Food Bank


Jeffrey Pitts, Cincinnati COOKS!


Barry Baker, City Gospel Mission



Michelle Riley, The Foodbank Inc.


Doug Spitler, Episcopal Retirement Homes





12:00 PM – (Lunch Session)

A Multi Sector Collabortion Story: The CORE Initiative

Daniel Divebliss, Waterfield, LLC

Ben Matthews, Waterfield, LLC

PowerPoint | Video


1:00 PM – Break


1:10 PM – New Tools: Bright Ideas Ohio and the Ohio Compassion Map


1:35 PM – Framing the Table Discussions


1:45 PM – Interactive Table Discussions


2:15 PM – Table Reports/Large Group Discussion


2:45 PM – Wrap up Remarks

Jay F. Hein, Sagamore Institute


2:55 PM – Closing Remarks

Kim Hettle, Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

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Bright Ideas Ohio is a project of the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. It highlights promising practices by Ohio nonprofits to encourage peer-to-peer learning and innovation.

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