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Ashley|Rountree and Associates posts a bi-weekly blog about various aspects in the nonprofit sector. To get the latest news and stay informed please consider joining our contact list.

People News: A semi-goodbye and impending hello

From the desk of Jeff Ashley As some of you know, my colleague and business partner Mark Rountree has been intentionally easing away from full-time work with Ashley|Rountree and Associates over the last several years. Now, it’s bittersweet to share that Mark will move into his long-planned semi-retirement, effective February 1, 2022. He will continue […]

Multiple funding opportunities available through Louisville Metro Government

Louisville Metro Government recently issued multiple opportunities to fund initiatives focusing on workforce development and housing. Details are listed below for each opportunity. This can be a lot to unpack, but we can help! With late January and early February deadlines, reach out to us right away so we can support your organization’s bid to […]

Jeff Ashley named to Hall of Fame

Like many of you, we know our founder Jeff Ashley is a local legend. But now, his alma mater Trinity High School has made it official! Last week, Jeff was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame, recognized not only for Ashley|Rountree’s support of the nonprofit sector but for his fundraising acumen that resulted in […]

‘Tis the Season for Strategy

By Paul Rooprai Vice President, Strategic Planning Division, and Senior Consultant Strategic planning is essential for any business, but for nonprofits, it’s an especially important tool that drives mission fulfillment and longevity. If your organization hasn’t discussed strategy recently, now is the time to revisit the topic so you’ll start the new year strong and […]

American Rescue Plan Act – Part 2

It’s been a minute (or two) since we had information to share about the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act and its potential impact for our region, but we’re back today with an update after attending a webinar hosted by our friends at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. We heard from Eric Burnette, senior policy advisor […]

American Rescue Plan Act – Part 1

The latest buzz on the street has been less about COVID and more about how cities across the nation will be receiving and allocating substantial funds to organizations in need.  Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Kentucky counties will receive a direct allocation of $867.8 million. Each city will have its own process […]

Learning in the Company of Friends

We are very excited to announce a first for Kentucky – The CNPE School for Fundraising and Engagement! A partnership was born when Ann Coffey, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) reviewed May 2020 survey results about fundraising during the pandemic and reached out to Ashley|Rountree’s (A|R) Mark Rountree, Executive Vice President who had […]

The Source!

As John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”  We can all use some help now and then – yes, even as consultants we have tried and true sources of information. This week we asked our team what are the trusted sources of information when researching a topic.  For […]

The P.E.S.O. Model

This week we are checking in with Danielle Marshall, Marketing Consultant at Ashley|Rountree, who is sharing helpful hints on creating a marketing plan. “Marketing” is a loaded word in many industries and for a nonprofit organization it can, at times, seem too big to wrap your head around. Is it enough to just post on social […]

Ring in the New Year

As we embark on the early days of 2021, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on lessons learned.  What does 2021 have in store for us?  One thing we have learned from the past ten months is that we should not predict.  Are we wiser from the past ten months?  I […]