Kentucky Nonprofit Network Holds Town Hall Meetings

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network will hold a series of town hall meetings to gain feedback on its new program, "Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Kentucky." At the meetings, nonprofit leaders--such as those associated with equine organizations--can learn more about the program including how to use its tools to keep an organization healthy and stable, improve effectiveness, and provide transparency and accountability to donors.

The program is designed to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations by promoting best practices for transparent and effective management.

"These town hall meetings will provide a forum for nonprofits in different regions of Kentucky to learn more about how the 'Principles and Practices' program can be used to strengthen their organizations," said Danielle Clore, director of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, also known as the University of Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Initiative. "We look forward to hearing from these community partners about how they plan to use the program and providing them with a valuable networking opportunity."

Nonprofit leaders are encouraged to attend the town hall meetings and can visit for times and registration information. Participation is free, but advance registration is required.

Remaining meetings are as follows:

  • May 11, London, Ky.
  • May 18, Hazard, Ky. (hosted in partnership with the Community Foundation of Hazard & Perry County)
  • May 19, Lexington, Ky.
  • May 19, Louisville, Ky. (hosted in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence)

In 2010 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $46 million to grantees through the Strengthening Communities Fund, which was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Kentucky Nonprofit Network, one of the 84 grantees, uses these funds to support nonprofit organizations in addressing broad economic recovery issues present in their communities. "Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Kentucky" is one of the programs developed with these grant funds.

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network is the statewide association of nonprofits and is housed at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Department of Community and Leadership Development.

Karin Pekarchik is an editorial officer in Agricultural Communications Services.

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