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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.

Lisa Betson Resnik named among Louisville’s most enterprising women

Today, we were thrilled to celebrate our own Lisa Betson Resnik, chief operating officer and senior vice president, as she was recognized as one of Louisville Business First’s 2022 Enterprising Women. Learn more about Lisa, including her perspectives on gender pay equity, overcoming career challenges, and her secret to relieving stress!

Current legislative session includes bills that impact nonprofits

Our friends at the Kentucky Nonprofit Network are following several pieces of legislation that will impact the Commonwealth’s nonprofit organizations. Please see below for ways to support the sector during the current legislative session. Call 800-372-7181 and ask to leave a message for your legislators. Phone calls generate “green slips,” which help a legislator know that an […]

Kentucky Nonprofit Network urges action for sustainability and recovery resources

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN) works with the General Assembly on important funding and legislative issues that impact nonprofits across the Commonwealth. Recently, KNN held a virtual meeting to share information about a request, “A Bridge to Sustainability & Recovery for Kentucky Nonprofits,” which includes three essential asks benefiting Kentucky’s nonprofit sector, communities, and individuals […]

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 […]