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Kentucky Nonprofit Network elects Marian Guinn, Dr. OJ Oleka as newest members for board of directors

Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), the state association of nonprofit organizations, has elected two new members to its board of directors: Marian Guinn, President of MG Coaching & Consulting; and Dr. OJ Oleka, President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU). Marian Guinn Guinn, a resident of Lexington, is a leadership coach, trainer and strategy consultant....

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...

Need is greater than ever for 244 Kentucky nonprofits participating in Kentucky Gives Day

Nonprofit organizations from throughout the commonwealth are participating in the eighth annual Kentucky Gives Day today. The 24-hour online giving campaign will provide the 244 participating charities the opportunity to raise as much money as possible from midnight (EDT) through 11:59 p.m. – all through a single website: www.kygives.org. “COVID-19 has changed so much, but it can’t change Kentucky’s...

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...

Regional organizations to be recognized at 2018 Kentucky Nonprofit Awards Luncheon Oct. 18

Kentucky Nonprofit Network will recognize Centerstone Kentucky of Louisville, Tim Magill of Versailles, and Todd P. Lowe of Louisville at the 16th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum Oct. 18 in Lexington. Centerstone Kentucky will receive the 2018 Innovative Nonprofit Award, which recognizes an organization that implements inventive, nontraditional programs or methods that effectively meet community...

New legislation modernizing laws governing Kentucky nonprofit organizations takes effect

House Bill 443, new legislation that makes necessary clarifications and provides statutory flexibility to the laws governing nonprofit organizations in Kentucky, took effect Saturday. The bill, sponsored by Repreuseative Robert Benvenuti of Lexington, passed unanimously in both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly and was signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin on April 26. The legislation builds...

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...

Nonprofit organizations across the state raise more than $300,000 during Kentucky Gives Day

Nonprofit organizations participating in Kentucky Gives Day raised a collective $308,953 yesterday in the state’s sixth annual 24-hour online giving campaign. The event, which broke the $1 million mark in 2016, now stands at $1,644,502 raised by participating nonprofits over six years. This year brought together 1956 donors who made over 2200 gifts to 163 nonprofit organizations – all on a single...

Fifth annual Kentucky Gives Day, the 24-hour statewide day of online giving, set for May 22

Kentucky Gives Day – the statewide 24-hour online giving event – returns for a sixth year on May 22. Nonprofit organizations interested in boosting or launching their online fundraising efforts are invited to participate. “On the fifth anniversary of the event last year, Kentucky Gives Day helped nonprofits across Kentucky work together to raise over $222,000 through a single website...

Kentucky Nonprofit Network names Delzotti, Engel as newest members of board of directors

Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), the state association of nonprofit organizations, has elected Michael Delzotti of Lexington, President and CEO of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation, and Alan Engel of Louisville, retired Nonprofit executive and active community volunteer, to its board of directors. Alan Engel Michael Delzotti Delzotti brings over twenty-four years of experience to...

Ky Nonprofit Network honors member organizations, legislators and officials with advocacy awards

Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofit organizations, presented three member organizations, five legislators and eight officials with awards as part of its 13th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol in Frankfort on February 1. The annual event provides nonprofit organizations statewide with the opportunity to meet legislators and support Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s...

Kentucky Nonprofit Network to honor NKCAC, two individuals at 15th annual leadership forum Oct. 25

Kentucky Nonprofit Network will recognize Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission of Covington, Cyndee Burton of Henderson, and Erica Horn of Lexington at the 15th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum Oct. 25 in Lexington. Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission will receive the 2017 Innovative Nonprofit Award, which recognizes an organization that implements inventive, nontraditional...

NKy Community Action Commission, two others to be presented with 2017 Kentucky Nonprofit Awards

Kentucky Nonprofit Network will recognize Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission of Covington; Cyndee Burton of Henderson; and Erica Horn of Lexington at the 15th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum Oct. 25 in Lexington. Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission of Covington will receive the 2017 Innovative Nonprofit Award, which recognizes an organization that implements inventive,...

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...

State Association of Nonprofits presents annual advocacy awards to members, legislators

Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofit organizations, presented eight member organizations, twenty-two legislators and seven government officials with awards as part of its 12th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol in Frankfort on Feb. 14. The annual event provides nonprofit organizations statewide with the opportunity to meet legislators and support Kentucky Nonprofit...