Racial Equity Resources & Past Calls

As the organization in Kentucky dedicated to advancing Kentucky's nonprofit sector and its leaders, KNN is committed to be a catalyst for transformation and a resource for nonprofit professionals and volunteers seeking to address racial equity and the impact it has on the work of nonprofits and those we serveThe goal of this work is to help organizations build on the core strengths of diversity, equity, and inclusion - making space for greater client trust and engagement; larger employee, board and volunteer pools; better collaboration and decision-making; and stronger results. KNN strives to engage nonprofits across Kentucky in strategies that will increase representation, access and inclusion for people of color. Our aim is to meet everyone wherever you are in your journey to address racial equity in your personal and organizational work.

KNN will continue to curate resources and tools for individuals and organizations working to make Kentucky better through an honest dialogue about taking action to improve our shared future. 


TO HELP US UNDERSTAND THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE SECTOR: Please claim and/or update your organization's Candid/GuideStar Profile and earn the Gold Seal of Transparency by adding your organization's demographic information. Help KNN understand the demographic makeup of nonprofits in Kentucky, so we can continue working together to create a more equitable sector. Click here to download a free recording to learn more. 


Monthly call series - Let's Talk Equity: Conversations on DEI For Nonprofit Leaders

Work of the KY Nonprofit Racial Equity Task Force: 

KNN launched the Kentucky Nonprofit Racial Equity Task Force to guide us in our work to measure and improve racial equity in the nonprofit sector. Task force members are nonprofit leaders from across Kentucky, and the work officially began in January 2021. The Task Force is one outcome of KNN's commitment to racial and social equity, and works to engage nonprofit organizations of all sizes to increase representation, access, and inclusion for people of color. Click here to learn more about the survey conducted by the Task Force and the next steps in their work, including ways YOU can lend your voice to the discussion and action plans. 

Resources from KNN and its members:

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