Happy 2016! Just over one year ago, I blogged that you need us and we need you. As I prepared for my first blog of 2016, not much has changed – so why reinvent the wheel, right?!? If anything, KNN has even more to offer our members and with our work ahead, we need you on our team more than ever. So, if you aren’t yet a KNN member or convinced of our need for one another, I hope you’ll take a minute to read my pitch from 2015.
In this short year since that blog, we’ve celebrated two legislative victories in the 2015 General Assembly and the U.S. nonprofit sector has also celebrated some major victories.
We are ready to roll up our sleeves again for the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly and remain vigilant on federal policy issues with our partner, the National Council of Nonprofits and our state association peers.
To prepare for one of our legislative priorities for 2016, we need your help. KNN has again been collaborating with the Office of Secretary of State to continue modernizing and clarifying the laws governing Kentucky nonprofits – building on the work of House Bill 440 in 2015. This quick survey will share the highlights of the recommendations from two task forces and provide you an opportunity to share your feedback on the impact of the recommendations. We need to hear from you – please take a look!
Finally, it’s time to remind our legislators and share the news with the new folks that our nonprofit community is More Than Charity. Nonprofits from across Kentucky will be gathering for Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 17. Given the challenges and opportunities our Commonwealth and our sector are facing, I’m hoping for our biggest crowd ever – please stand with us and register today!
I look forward to seeing you soon! Here’s to another fantastic year!