Nonprofits Encouraged to Participate in KY Gives Day 2014
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Join Us for "Building a More Effective Board of Directors" Sponsored by The Greater Clark Foundation
The Greater Clark Foundation will kick off its 2014 Capacity Building Series on Thursday, March 6th, with a session entitled, “Building a More Effective Board of Directors.” The Foundation is partnering with the Kentucky Nonprofit Network to deliver the 2014 capacity building series for organizations located in or serving the Clark County community. The series will include 9 sessions during the course of the year. Information on the entire series will be announced at the March 6th session.
Join Danielle Clore, executive director of Kentucky Nonprofit Network, to learn about the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors. The workshop is ideal for new board members and is a great refresher for existing board members. You’ll also learn tips for successful recruitment or orientation of new members, as well as strategies to better engage your board. This is a great team building session for organizations and we encourage you to bring your entire board of directors. Click here to register for the event.
Nonprofits Encouraged to Participate in Kentucky Gives Day 2014
The Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Inc. seeks nonprofits from across Kentucky to partner in raising as much money for charities as possible through participation in Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour, statewide, online giving event. Set for Wednesday, April 9, Kentucky Gives Day connects nonprofits and Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth for a powerful day of action. To participate, organizations must claim administrative access to their fundraising page on www.kygives.org. The last day to claim administrative access and participate in Kentucky Gives Day is March 17. View the press release. View instructions for claiming your nonprofit’s page.
Kentucky Nonprofit Network Honors Nonprofit Members and Legislators with Awards for Public Policy Efforts
KNN recognized nonprofit members and legislative and government officials for their advocacy efforts in 2013 at a recent “More Than Charity” rally in the Capitol Rotunda as part of their ninth annual Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol.
Receiving the inaugural Nonprofit VOICE Award for demonstrated excellence in public policy were The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington; Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Frankfort; and the Kentucky Association of Food Banks, Berea. View the press release.
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Somebody else’s problems?
Last week, I traveled to Pikeville to participate in the SOAR Summit. It was a long trip (made even longer by the doe that jumped out in front of our car on the return trip home), but absolutely worth it. The Summit was filled with discussion of the many overwhelming challenges facing the region, as well as optimism and excitement about the prosperous future that’s possible. Nonprofit leaders were there in full force – demonstrating their incredible commitment to and passion for meeting the needs of their communities. And as they have done for years, nonprofits were there taking the lead in proposing and implementing solutions. You and I both know how easy it can be to say, those are Eastern Kentucky problems – they don’t impact me here in Lexington or Owensboro or Campbellsville. Or to say, my nonprofit focuses on the arts – we can’t worry about these housing issues. But...
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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
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Public Policy and Advocacy
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