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The Information Hub for an Opportunity City

HandsOn Central Ohio connects people, local resources, volunteers, and service organizations to opportunity. For nearly five decades, we have served as Central Ohio’s platform for using technology to bridge community data and community leadership; and as a catalyst for generating solutions to Central Ohio’s greatest social challenges. We make it easier for people to navigate Central Ohio’s social service landscape and provide easier access to resources in ways that keep pace with the increasing needs of a growing region. People can turn to us 24 hours a day, every day, and be assured that they can find what they are looking for, wherever they are, when they need it most.

HandsOn is proud to be recognized as the backbone support for delivering and sustaining social impact in Central Ohio and for our thought leadership on the use of data for social good.

2016 Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award Winner.  Recognized by the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations for our creativity, execution, achievement, and overall excellence among Ohio’s large nonprofits.

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5 Nonprofits to Watch in 2016.  Recognized by The Columbus Foundation for our innovation, collaborative approach to service, leadership, and responsiveness to Central Ohio’s most critical needs.
A Program of Excellence in 2015.  Recognized by Community Shelter Board for being one of 15 organizations, nationwide, leveraging 2-1-1 as a comprehensive strategy to end homelessness.
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20 Nonprofit Leaders to Know in 2014 & 2013.  Recognized by Columbus Business First for our thought leadership in the nonprofit industry.  
Member of The City of Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan Task Force.  Named to the Task Force co-chaired by City Council President Pro Tem Priscilla R. Tyson and Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady because of our innovative responses to food security in Central Ohio.
 Member of The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission Regional Data Advisory Committee.  Named to the Advisory Committee because of our contributions to the framework for the integrated data system highlighted in The City of Columbus’ #SMARTCOLUMBUS project.
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