Our President and CEO Amy Luttrell recently joined three Louisville-area nonprofit executives to offer insight on the demand, challenges and trends of the local nonprofit industry following a period marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, for Louisville Business First.

Luttrell discussed in length the demand of our nonprofit to assess barriers and place individuals into jobs, our Louisville Career Center, plans for West Louisville expansion, our Second Chance Conference and our Soft Skills Academy, among much more.

While discussing challenges that are ahead for area nonprofits, Luttrell said the services we provide at Goodwill are in demand now more than ever, in wake of the pandemic.

“Fewer Kentuckians are employed now than before the pandemic,” she said, “so there will be even greater demand for Goodwill’s services, both from people who are unemployed and from employers who need workers. We’re learning better ways to extend our reach by combining technology with the personal touch, and to help people stabilize their lives so they’re well positioned to step into career tracks.”

Joining Luttrell for the discussion were Keith Inman, president of Kosair Charities, Chris Stevenson, president and CEO of Cedar Lake and Brett Bachmann, president and CEO of Heuser Hearing Institute and Learning Academy.

Read the full discussion here: