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Welcome to AFP Bluegrass

Welcome to the AFP Bluegrass Chapter website! We are committed to supporting development professionals throughout the central Kentucky region. Our chapter has over 100 active members, who serve as development directors, fundraising consultants, grant writers, volunteer fundraisers, foundation executives, and other individuals dedicated to fundraising and philanthropy.

If you are a development professional, a volunteer involved in the philanthropic process, interested in fundraising as a career, or just want to know more about AFP, we welcome you!

AFP Bluegrass Chapter hosts monthly luncheon program meetings normally on the third Wednesday of January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, and October. Members and guests have the opportunity to network and learn best practices from other skilled nonprofit leaders. Educational opportunities are provided through regular luncheon meetings, National Philanthropy Day, and audio conferences.


October 19, 2016, Annual Meeting and Program, Sal's

November 1, 2016, National Philanthropy Day, Marriott Griffin Gate

November 29, 2016, Brown Bag Webinar, "High Net Worth Donors", Christian Appalachian Project 

December 13, 2016, Brown Bag Webinar, "Cold Calling and Prospecting for Development Officers", Christian Appalachian Project 

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Sep 19 - Advancement Associate for Annual Giving
Lexington Theological Seminary is seeking candidates for the position of Advancement Associate for annual giving. Individuals interested in this professional opportunity should share our common desire to work towards the Seminary’s educational mission of preparing individuals for ministry through a new and forward thinking model of seminary education. ... more >
Sep 15 - Philanthropy Officer
The Philanthropy Officer position responsibilities include: Working with the Philanthropy team members to implement an annual plan for the major gifts program to achieve the charitable giving objectives and strategic plan goals of the organization Working with the Philanthropy team members to grow an ongoing major and planned giving program, and securing major gifts from a portfolio of top prospects Authentically reflecting and portraying the mission of Christian Appalachian Project ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 19, 2016): Getting Your Welcome Email Right, Data-Driven Nonprofits, More!
(Sept. 19, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Sep 20 - 100 Percent Chapter Board Participation
The following AFP chapters have led by example and achieved 100 percent board participation in the 2016 BE the CAUSE Campaign. These chapter boards serve as motivation and inspiration to chapter members to make their gifts. ... more >
Sep 14 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 12, 2016): Copywriting Secrets, Gen Z & Direct Mail, Donors Do Research, More!
(Sept. 12, 2016) Our weekly round-up of the top blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your goal. ... more >
Sep 14 - What I Learned From Serving on AFP’s Conference Education Advisory Committee
Sarah David shares what she learned from reviewing the hundreds of proposals to speak at AFP’s International Fundraising Conference—and what it means for you as a presenter and a participant! ... more >