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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.


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Jun 22 - Director, Major Gifts Kentucky/Tennessee
Come join the largest charitable organization in the nation! The Salvation Army has an outstanding career opportunity in our Kentucky & Tennessee Division for a highly successful Major Gifts professional to lead and expand their skills and grow with one of the oldest and most successful development programs in the United States. ... more >
Jun 18 - Table Reservations and Honoree Information
Please complete the form to reserve an honoree table, reserve a table, or reserve individual seats. ... more >
Jun 11 - Senior Director of Development, College of Business & Technology
The Department of Development and Alumni Relations of Eastern Kentucky University is accepting applications for the Senior Director of Development for the College of Business & Technology. Eastern Kentucky University is at a pivotal moment in its history—energized by new leadership, and preparing to launch the largest fundraising campaign in its history. EKU is seeking a rising star to work closely with the College of Business & Technology to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major and planned donors to advance a culture of philanthropy at EKU. ... more >
Jun 24 - IRS Advisory Panels Calls for Review of Charity Form 990, Mandatory E-Filing
(June 24, 2015) The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT), of which AFP President and CEO Andrew Watt, FinstF, is a member, has recommended that the Internal Revenue Service institute mandatory electronic filing of the Form 990. ... more >
Jun 24 - Top Ten (Week of June 24, 2015): From Figures to Fundraising: How to Apply Giving USA
(June 24, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how to allocate a marketing budget to your social media strategy; the president’s role in a fundraising campaign; using volunteers to beta-test your organization; nine rules for ethical donor prospect research; how to nurture happy fundraisers; and more! ... more >