Kevin Connelly, executive director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, will talk about “Social Innovation and Promising Collaborations” at the next Idea Afternoons.

Kevin Connelly is founding director for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Before that, he was executive director for YMCA Safe Place Services from 1991 to 1999. He served as chairman of the Southeastern Network for Youth and Family Services and a two-term position on the Council on Youth Policy in Washington, DC.

Connelly is an 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

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the mezzanine  theater of the Jefferson International Center, 620 South Third St, next to the Henry Clay.

There is parking in the public lot across the street and admission is free.

Idea Afternoon, which is a spinoff from Idea Mornings, typically includes a half-hour of socializing followed by a 30-minute presentation.

Those who wish to stay past 5:30 for Q&A with Connelly or to continue the discussion with other guests, are welcome to remain with us until 6 p.m.

About the Center for Nonprofit Excellence: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence was founded in 1999, funded by the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana, Metro United Way, and Metro Louisville government. The center is an access point for information, best practices, professional development, and hands-on consultation. Membership stands at more than 400 groups and individuals, and CNE serves nearly 1,000 more.