KNN's Annual Nonprofit Leadership & Innovation Awards

KNN's Annual Nonprofit Leadership & Innovation Awards will be presented virtually in 2020!
The deadline to apply is 5pm ET on Friday, November 6.  Stay tuned for an announcement on the virtual awards presentations details. Click on each award to learn more.
Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award ~
recognizing outstanding leadership among Kentucky nonprofit chief executives. The award recognizes achievement in the areas of strategic leadership, community building, ethical integrity, innovation and commitment to strengthening the nonprofit sector.


Oustanding Board Leadership Award ~
recognizes an individual providing outstanding leadership through service on a board of directors of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Kentucky. The award highlights the work of an outstanding board leader who is a strategic thinker, works cooperatively with other board members and the organization’s executive director to further the mission of the organization, and is actively committed to best practices and succession planning.

Click to download the nomination packet.

*Click to view previous recipients.


Innovative Nonprofit Award ~
recognizing a nonprofit organization in Kentucky implementing inventive, nontraditional programs or methods that effectively and efficiently meet community needs. The organization will have demonstrated creativity and vision in finding solutions to address community issues.

Click to download the nomination packet.

*Click to view previous recipients and check out videos featuring previous Award recipients on our YouTube Channel.

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