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One Step Ahead Ohio
A Northeast Ohio 501(c)(3) Organization

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Mission Statement

"To serve and inspire organizations, families, individuals of the greater Northeast Ohio region to assist in the growth, support, and future of the individualized community needs."

The Five Core Principles


The dual initiative approach allows for immediate community support through direct donations to families facing unforeseen financial hardship while also partnering with other local, like minded organizations. The Skilled Trade Development fund is raising awareness, providing recurring yearly scholarships as well as established long-term local development programs for the skilled trade industry.



Outreach initiatives, fundraising and donations specifically focus on unity throughout the Northeast Ohio region which is translated through our organizational slogan, “Becoming Better Together”.

One Step Ahead Ohio provides support through both initiatives regardless of income level, demographics, hardship circumstances, race, gender, or age. We pride ourselves on providing unique and ever changing donations to fit the community in need.


All fundraising as well as donations are facilitated for the needs and wishes of others rather than one's own individual, advancement or desires which reinforces our slogan of “Becoming Better Together”.


Providing supporters and donors regular email blasts, monthly website updates, alongside recurring social media posts with detailed donation information for full visibility of what their collective money supports all year long.

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One Step Ahead Ohio uses a 3rd party fundraising service "DoJiggy". This is a virtual raffle ticket host site used by many organization for fundraising efforts. DoJiggy is used for all payment processing, issuing virtual tickets directly to every email as well as the random, online ticket drawing.
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Donation Update - February 2023

Skilled Trade Development Fund – The scholarship & development fund is focused on growing as well as raising awareness to the declining local skilled trade workforce across Northeast Ohio. The scholarship portion of this fund holds $2,500 for the senior class of 2023.
Positive Acts of Kindness – Our P.A.K. initiative has contributed over $16,000 through 24 strategic donations towards other Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations, local families, local businesses & community fundraising efforts. These donations include, but are not limited to the 2022 Panerathon, SJPIII Memorial Fund, First Tee of Cleveland, the Warren Family Mission and more! 

2023 Organizational Outlook


Coming Soon... 2023 Golf Outing Announcement

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Why Local

The needs of our local community and that of North East Ohio have outpaced the available funds from institutionalized nonprofits and faith-based charity programs.  In addition, large charitable foundations have significant expenses including administration salaries that dilute the valuable contributions received from donors. Have your donation make a difference for someone in your community today! 

Our Vision

One Step Ahead Ohio is recognized by the local Northeast Ohio communities as being a benchmark for success. We are proud and committed to Becoming Better Together while acting as a united front.

The Core Initiatives

Everyone has a unique story. Local tragedies are not only unplanned but strike fast and way too often. The Heroes for Hardship initiative is adaptable to any hardship that may arise.

College Graduate

When graduating from high school college is not be for everyone. The Skilled Trade Development Fund helps selected high school students offset the costs of trade school tuition and supports the long-term development of the declining skill trade industry.

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Everyone has a unique story. The Positive Acts of Kindness or (P.A.K), allows One Step Ahead Ohio to provide strategic donations back into the community on a regular basis.  This initiative is versatile and constantly adapting for local support.


Your support and contributions will enable us to exceed our goals, support the local community and fund our mission statement. 


Venmo: @onestepahead

CashApp: $onestepaheadohio

Checks Payable:

One Step Ahead Ohio

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 8821 Warren, OH 44484

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