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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.


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

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Oct 28 - Director of Development
This senior management position is responsible for assisting the President & CEO, VP External Affairs and Board with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives in fundraising. The Director of Development will be an experienced major gifts fundraiser with a proven track record of securing major gifts, building long-term relationships and moving prospects and donors through every stage of the giving cycle in order to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within the organization. ... more >
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 >
Dec 2 - Complimentary Live Webcast (Nov. 22, 2016): How to Innovate With Confidence
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy-Canada and Vitreo Group are pleased to present a complimentary live webcast on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on How to Innovate With Confidence. ... more >
Nov 30 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 30, 2016): Donor Communications, Top-Heavy Philanthropy, 2017 Trends, More!
(Nov. 30, 2016) 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 >
Nov 28 - Take It From An Experienced Millennial: Asking a Millennial For Money is Difficult
(Sept. 3, 2013) As if you didn’t already know that. But did you know there ARE ways to get through to Millennial donors? Who better to take a cue from than a successful Millennial himself—who, yes, does give. ... more >
Nov 15 - AFP Top Ten (Week of November 16, 2016): Robo-Advisers, Stronger Fundraising Secrets, Training Board Members, More!
(Nov. 16, 2016) 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 >
Nov 15 - 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 >