DRO Logo was founded by sisters Deborah Waggoner and Della Rae and began operating in Portland, OR in April 2008. Four years later, on July 1, 2012, Della Rae and Susan Spalding of Louisville, KY successfully expanded the services of to the Greater Louisville area. Interest from both donors and nonprofits grew quickly.

Operations in Portland, OR ended on December 31, 2013, when Della made the decision to pursue new career opportunities. However, in an effort to ensure the work of would continue, Della very generously gifted to the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE).

Since providing support to the nonprofit community is priority to CNPE, the team was excited to incorporate the program into its organization. CNPE's goal is to grow and strengthen so the community will continue to benefit from this valuable resource for years to come.

CNPE organization members are eligible to become members of at no additional cost. Participating organizations will have a listing in's online directory of nonprofits and will also be able to reserve in-kind donations posted by donors from across the Greater Louisville community.  For further information about, please click here.  CNPE members if you would like to sign up for this member benefit, click here to register.

To become a Center for Nonprofit Excellence Member, click here to enroll.  If you wish to just be a member only, you may do so for the applicable fee listed in the table below.  To apply, please fill out our online application and mail a check made payable to the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Attn: Darlene Whitney, 323 W. Broadway, Suite 501, Louisville, KY 40202.  Applications will be approved when  tax-exempt status has been verified and payment of the membership fee has been received. 


 Annual Budget

CNPE Annual Membership (includes both) Annual Membership


Less than $50,000



$50,001 - $99,999


















Over $5,000,000



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