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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

September 20 - "Generosity of Spirit" with Anna Bates, CFRE, Vice President, National Christian Foundation, Malones Prime Events, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

October 18 - Program and Annual Meeting - Malones Prime Events, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

November 10 - National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, Griffin Gate Marriot Resort, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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Sep 15 - Chief Advancement and Communications Officer
Henderson Community College, a comprehensive two-year college in northwestern Kentucky, is looking for a Chief Advancement and Communications Officer who directs fundraising and development efforts at the institution, serves as Executive Director of the College Foundation, Inc., develops, manages and handles the college's marketing plan, initiatives and budget and oversees the Preston Arts Center. ... more >
Sep 13 - Development and Administrative Assistant
Provides administrative support to all LexArts staff and volunteers, with priorities in development, finance and operations. Maintains donor database including procedures for record creation and updating; gift processing; data entry and tracking; report creation; and donor recognition and correspondence. Serves as communications hub for Board of Directors, answers phones and assists visitors, assists with meetings and events and with the ArtsPlace facility. ... more >
Sep 20 - Become a Detective for Good
(Sept. 20, 2017) Sarah Richards, a Young Professional member, talks about her “detective work” for her cause as a prospect researcher and finding the clues for engaged donors and inspired gifts. ... more >
Sep 20 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 20, 2017): Getting the Second Gift, Instagram Tips, Killing Independent George & More!
(Sept. 20, 2017) 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 >
Sep 13 - International Survey Reveals Trends, Preferences and Habits behind Philanthropic Giving Worldwide
(Sept. 12, 2017) Donors around the world overwhelmingly prefer to give online, according to the inaugural Global Trends in Giving Report. ... more >
Sep 12 - AFP Top Ten (Week of September 13, 2017): Overcoming Donor Resistance, Thank-You Letters, Standing Out Using Social Media & More!
(Sept. 13, 2017) 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 >
Sep 8 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >