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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.

Upcoming Events

April 18 - AFP Bluegrass Day at the Races, Keeneland Phoenix Room (Sold  Out)

May 16 - "The Power of the Party", Kaelyn Query, Lex Effect, Malones Prime Events



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Mar 5 - Cedar Lake Foundation Executive Director
Reporting to the CEO of Cedar Lake, the Executive Director of the Cedar Lake Foundation serves as the leader of the fundraising arm of this nonprofit organization. In partnership with the CEO and with the help of a team of 3 staff members, the Executive Director is charged with developing, communicating, and executing all strategic philanthropic fundraising initiatives to support Cedar Lake’s mission and programs. ... more >
Apr 25 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of April 25, 2018): Email Subject Lines, Using Data, Breaking Out of the Mundane & More!
(April 25, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
Apr 25 - Apply Now for the 2018-19 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will offer a one-year doctoral dissertation fellowship of $5,000 for the academic year 2018–2019. This fellowship will be awarded to a scholar whose primary research focus is in the area of women’s philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior and giving. ... more >
Apr 25 - Leadership Study Offers a Roadmap for Nonprofit Transformation and Growth
(Apr. 25, 2018) A new study asked more than 1000 nonprofit leaders about their leadership styles, strategic planning, fundraising and succession planning, finding many organizations are not ready to confront imminent leadership changes, ... more >
Apr 23 - AFP Board for 2018
AFP membership has approved the association's proposed slate of board of directors for 2017. ... more >