Better Business Bureau Report for
Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Address: 323 W. Broadway, Suite 501
  Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-315-2673
Web Address:
Also known as:CNPE
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2002, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To co-create a vibrant, exemplary nonprofit community in Greater Louisville through collaboration, shared learning, advocacy, and the promotion of innovation and excellence

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Evaluation Conclusions


Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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We (the Center for Nonprofit Excellence) are the Louisville region’s only nonprofit management support organization (MSO) since 1999. We serve all nonprofits in the Louisville region regardless of mission. Essentially, we are a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits become better. We focus on best practices and standards that allow nonprofits to make the most of their limited resources. In turn, our work helps the wider community realize the largest possible return on their investment (ROI) in the civic sector.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, CNPE's program expenses were:

Program Services 442,661
Total Program Expenses: $442,661
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Chief Executive : Kevin Connelly, President

Chair of the Board: Jim Turner
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Corporate Communications, Humana, Inc.

Board Size: 17

Paid Staff Size: 4

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include membership dues, consulting fees, and grants.

In addition, CNPE is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $391,412, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on CNPE's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported below include $180,789 in unrestricted net assets and $243,500 in temporarily restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $95,866 invested in furniture and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 382,712
Membership Dues 103,641
Service Income 98,826
Special Activities 85,120
In-kind contributions 8,700
Interest Income 385
Total Income $679,384


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $679,384
Program expenses $442,661
Fund raising expenses 27,818
Administrative expenses 63,238
Total expenses $533,717
Income in Excess of Expenses 145,667
Beginning net assets 278,622
Ending net assets 424,289
Total liabilities 119,760
Total assets $544,049

This report was originally issued in July 2012. Financial information in the report was updated in February 2014.

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