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Maryhurst meets increasing demand for behavioral health services through innovative approaches

The historic nonprofit Maryhurst is taking a fresh, bold and unique step to reach new youth and families who are increasingly affected by destabilizing social crises in Kentucky. Known for 175 years as primarily providing residential care to adolescent girls who have experienced severe trauma, Maryhurst has now increased emphasis on its community-based counseling and foster care programs to meet a...

Nonprofit Research Collaborative reports record-breaking year for charitable fundraising

Three-quarters (75%) of surveyed charitable nonprofits reported meeting their fundraising goals for 2017, according to a new report from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC). The NRC began in 2010 and the result for 2017 is the highest percentage that have met goal. The results also showed that 63 percent raised more than in the prior year, which is an improvement over the 58 percent that saw...

Free workshop designed to help non-profits work better with media set for Jan. 17 in Hazard

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is offering a workshop to help nonprofit organizations work effectively with the media to improve news coverage of their efforts. The workshop will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky, at 101 Town and Country Lane, Suite 100, in Hazard. Bonnie Hackbarth Just 25 seats are available for the “Working with the Media”...

Rep. Mike Denham: Volunteers and nonprofit organizations should be recognized for service

FRANKFORT – Those who say you can’t get something for nothing apparently have never met a volunteer.   About two-thirds of adults in our country actively help others like a neighbor, while roughly a fourth go a step further and donate time through their churches, civic groups, charities, schools and other helpful organizations.   That group provides about 8 billion hours of work for free...

Nonprofit agencies around state begin 2015 with $1.7 million through giving campaign

  Local nonprofit organizations will start the New Year assisting more families and residents in need with continued support from employees of Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company.   Voluntary employee donations and financial support from the LG&E and KU Foundation reached more than $1.7 million during the company’s annual giving campaign this past fall,...