Best Practices Partnership

Nonprofit organizations using KNN's Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Kentucky resources are encouraged to participate in the Kentucky Nonprofit Best Practices Partnership.  The Partnership is a communications tool to help organizations better share their commitment to utilizing the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Kentucky Guide & Workbook as general guidelines for strengthening the accountability, transparency and overall management excellence of their organization. 

If your organization is using the Principles & Practices resources (or plans to); is a current KNN member (or would like to join); and is committed to promoting and implementing appropriate nonprofit management recommended practices that encourage efficient, effective and ethical operations, you should participate as a Nonprofit Best Practices Partner!

What's in it for your nonprofit?  Best Practices Partners will:

  • receive a partnership seal that you are welcome to use on your website and a decal to post in your office;
  • be included in an online directory of participating nonprofits - your logo and a hotlink to your website will be featured; and
  • receive special recognition from KNN at events and in social media.


Step 1: Let us hear from you!  If you are interested, please click here to complete a quick interest form with key contact information (for new Partners only).

Step 2: Complete the application.  If you are a completing a new Partner application, are adding to an existing Partner application or are returning as a Partner, click here to share and upload needed information.  Click here to download a PDF preview of the application questions. While the online application doesn't save your information, you can revisit this link to upload items as many times as needed. KNN will work with all Partners to complete any needed aspects of the application process.

Step 3: Share your new Best Practices Partnership status - tell the world about your organization's work to be good stewards of investments in your mission!  You will receive you Partner logo and be featured a special directory on KNN's website.

Step 4: Continue using the Principles & Practices tools to strengthen your organization.  You'll need to renew your Best Practices Partnership commitment annually.


*Download these instructions.

Not a current Kentucky Nonprofit Network member?  Join online today and take full advantage of all Principles & Practices resources, including the Best Practices Partnership program!

Have questions? Watch our quick webinar recording outlining the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Kentucky resources.

Click to see the Best Practices Partner Directory!