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Kentuckians donate $652,352 to charities participating in statewide online giving campaign

Kentuckians donated $652,352 to 223 nonprofit organizations participating in the eighth annual Kentucky Gives Day online giving campaign. The event has raised $2.7 million by participating nonprofits over the eight years. This year brought together 4158 donors who made 5259 gifts – all through a single website, www.kygives.org. “The pandemic facing our communities has also put an incredible strain...

In midst of pandemic, need greater than ever as Kentucky’s annual 24 hours of giving returns May 12

Nonprofit organizations from throughout the commonwealth will participate in the eighth annual Kentucky Gives Day on May 12. The 24-hour online giving campaign will provide the 238 participating charities the opportunity to raise as much money as possible from midnight (EDT) through 11:59 p.m. – all through a single website at www.kygives.org. “COVID-19 has changed so much, but it can’t change...

Statewide day of online giving brings Kentuckians together with Kentucky Gives Day on May 12

Kentucky Gives Day – the statewide 24-hour online giving event – returns for an eighth year on May 12. Nonprofit organizations interested in a tool to raise needed funds for their mission and boost their online fundraising efforts are encouraged to participate. “Last year, Kentucky Gives Day helped nonprofits across Kentucky work together to raise over $383,000 through a single website...

State association urges nonprofits to get up to speed on new law requiring charities to charge sales tax

Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), the Commonwealth’s association of nonprofits, is providing resources and hosting a webinar on June 28 to help nonprofits learn how to comply with a new Kentucky law. Effective July 1 the law will require organizations to collect sales tax from supporters of special events and some programs. At the same time, KNN will be pursuing a legislative solution with the General...

Kentucky Nonprofit Network seeking nominations for innovation and leadership awards, deadline Sept. 1

Kentucky Nonprofit Network is now accepting nominations for its annual innovation and leadership awards. The deadline for submission is Friday, Sept. 1. The awards will be presented at a luncheon held during the 15th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum, Oct. 24-25, at the Lexington Convention Center. The Innovative Nonprofit Award recognizes a nonprofit organization in Kentucky that implements...

Kentucky’s nonprofits have major impact on state’s economy, creating $27.3 billion annually

Kentucky’s nonprofit sector not only works to improve lives and build stronger communities but is also a powerful economic engine, according to a new report released by Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), the state’s association of nonprofits. “Kentucky Nonprofits: More than Charity” found that one in 11 (9.1 percent) Kentuckians was employed at a nonprofit organization in 2015,...

Fifth annual 24-hour Kentucky Gives Day raises over $222,000 for state’s nonprofit organizations

Nonprofit organizations participating in Kentucky Gives Day raised a collective $222,195 Tuesday in the state’s fifth annual 24-hour online giving campaign. The event, which broke the $1 million mark with $181,000 raised in 2016, now stands at $1,335,300 raised by participating nonprofits over five years. This year brought together 1808 donors who made over 2000 gifts to 139 nonprofit organizations...

Nearly 200 nonprofits statewide will participate in fifth annual Kentucky Gives Day on April 18

Nearly 200 nonprofit organizations from throughout the state will participate in the fifth annual Kentucky Gives Day on April 18. The 24-hour online giving campaign gives participating charities the opportunity to raise as much money as possible from midnight (EST) through 11:59 p.m. – all through a single online site, www.kygives.org. “Our charitable nonprofits are eager to showcase the collective...

Statewide day of online giving brings Kentucky communities together on April 18

Kentucky Gives Day – the statewide 24-hour online giving event – returns for a fifth year April 18. Nonprofit organizations interested in boosting or launching their online fundraising efforts are invited to participate. “Last year, Kentucky Gives Day broke the $1 million mark. On this fifth anniversary of the event, we look to increase the number of charities partnering with us to raise...

Panel to discuss what’s at stake for nonprofit organizations in upcoming elections

Nonprofit organizations once again have a lot at stake in the upcoming local, state and federal elections. Elected leaders, after all, are the ones who craft laws and shape public policies that not only affect nonprofits and giving, but more importantly the people nonprofits serve. This year, however, there may be even more on the line – in Kentucky and beyond, says Danielle Clore, executive...

Kentucky Nonprofit Network director leads free leadership workshops in three Ky. towns

The Center for Rural Development is partnering with the Kentucky Nonprofit Network Inc., the state’s association of nonprofits, to host three free leadership workshops in Somerset, Hazard and Russell Springs.   The regional workshops, entitled “Strategies for Successful Partnerships with Nonprofit Organizations,” will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic...

UK Ag and Kentucky Nonprofit Network jointly host IRS tax-exempt status workshop

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Department of Community and Leadership Development, in partnership with the Kentucky Nonprofit Network Inc., will host “Stay Exempt,” a one-day workshop to provide nonprofit organizations with information about maintaining their tax-exempt status and complying with tax obligations.   Led by experienced Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations...

Kentucky Gives Day Wednesday provides everyone, even students, chance to give back

By Madison Oxley Special to KyForward   Most University of Kentucky students will be spending this Wednesday preparing for upcoming final exams, just like any other day that falls during dead week. But April 24 is no typical Wednesday.   This date marks the first Kentucky Gives Day, a 24-hour fundraising event for nonprofit organizations across the state. Organized by the Kentucky Nonprofit...

Kentucky Nonprofit Network sponsors first Kentucky Gives Day for online donations

Kentuckians and nonprofits will come together for a day of action April 24.  Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Inc., the state’s association of nonprofits, has announced Kentucky Gives Day, the first-ever statewide day of giving online.   (Photo from kygives.org) Presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky, Kentucky Gives Day is an online fundraising event that encourages Kentuckians...