Center for Nonprofit Excellence – Founding Director
Kevin Connelly is the founding director for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE), a not-for-profit support center that offers training and consultation for nonprofit organizations.
He has a master’s degree in psychology and psychometrics from Spalding University.
In addition to his work with the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, he is adjunct professor with the University of Louisville, School of Urban and Public Affairs in conjunction with the College of Social Work. He was the founding director of CNPE in 1999 when it was launched by Metro United Way, the City of Louisville and the Donors Forum.
Prior to this position, he was executive director for YMCA Safe Place Services (1991-1999). He served as Chair of the Southeastern Network for Youth and Family Services and a two-term position on the Council on Youth Policy in Washington, DC. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Louisville, College of Urban & Public Affairs where he teaches graduate courses in nonprofit management. He has facilitated planning sessions for nonprofits in the Louisville area and throughout the Southeast US, Ireland, and India.