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KNN, Inc. Has Become an AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsor

In response to the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit held in Pikeville in November, the TASK (Towards a Sustainable Kentucky) Initiative has been launched by Kentucky Campus Compact to connect AmeriCorps VISTA members with nonprofits working to alleviate poverty in the region. KNN is excited to be participating as an AmeriCorps VISTA sponsor to help us better reach nonprofits serving Appalachia – with a goal of strengthening these organizations so that they can best serve their communities and build the region’s poverty-fighting capacity. KNN’s VISTA member will focus on enhancing KNN’s ability to reach these organizations through improvements to our database, communications and engagement strategies and membership recruitment.

Please submit cover letter and resume to KNN by 5:00pm EDT, May 16, 2014. Click here to apply for the KNN position. Learn more about becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA member.


KY Gives Day 2014 Raises $440,424 to further the work of KY Nonprofits

The final results are in! The second annual Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving event benefiting over 400 participating Kentucky charities, raised a grand total of $440,424! “We are absolutely thrilled with the way Kentuckians responded to the second Kentucky Gives Day,” said Danielle Clore, executive director of Kentucky Nonprofit Network Inc., which coordinates the event. “The generosity of Kentuckians, near and far, was amazing — showing tremendous pride in their Kentucky home.” Thanks to generous Kentucky Gives Day sponsors, including presenting sponsor Baptist Health, 23 participating nonprofit organizations shared in $14,300 in total prizes. See the press release.


Today is KY Gives Day!

Today is KY Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving event benefiting over 400 participating nonprofits across the Commonwealth. Kentuckians near and far are encouraged to go to, search for their favorite causes and donate. Thanks to generous KY Gives Day sponsors, including presenting sponsor Baptist Health, nonprofits large and small will earn additional cash prizes and incentives throughout the day.

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Escaping with Breaking Bad

I’ve just wrapped up watching the series Breaking Bad. Whoa… I have to admit, I’m not a big watcher of television and when I do, Breaking Bad is not the kind of show I would have normally been drawn to. But with a cut back on cable and an interest in trying Netflix on our new Apple TV, I asked my Facebook friends what show they’d recommend. Breaking Bad won hands down. While some of the images and storyline gave me nightmares, I was fully engaged in the characters. And with the beauty of Netflix on demand, I could get the kids to bed and watch multiple episodes. I suspect I will forever see large duffle bags and wonder if they contain millions of dollars. Read more.

Best Practices Hub


Visit the Best Practice HUB and check out our virtual place for chatting, learning, sharing and exploring best practices for effective nonprofit management. The Hub explores specific best practices from the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Kentucky guide each month and encourages nonprofits to share their thoughts, implementation ideas and ask questions. Check out one our areas of best practices below and share your ideas.

Building a Greener Sector
Evaluation of Results
Financial Management
Human Resources
Information and Technology
Public Policy and Advocacy
Risk Management
Strategic Alliances
Transparency and Accountability
Volunteer Engagement