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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.


June 15, 2016, Monthly Luncheon, Sal's, “Leading Happy and Healthy Fundraisers”Mr. Charles F. “C.F.” Callihan, II, Louisville Ballet

July 19, 2016, Brown Bag Webinar, Christian Appalachian Project, "How Social Justice Fuels Philanthropy", Simone Joyaux, ACFRE

August 16, 2016, Brown Bag Webinar, Christian Appalachian Project, "Engage Your Board in Fundraising", Sandy Rees, CFRE

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

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May 14 - Development/Fundraising Manager
Easter Seals Cardinal Hill, a nonprofit service agency, has an opening for a Development Manager. This position requires a highly motivated professional with a strong background in fundraising, including donor relations, event management and marketing. The Development Manager works with the Executive Director and Management Team to coordinate all aspects of fundraising and marketing for the organization. Five years’ experience and a college degree in a related field is required. Required experience: •Non profit or related experience: 5 years Required education: •Bachelor's ... more >
Apr 12 - Major Gift Officer
Major Gift Officer ... more >
Feb 21 - Friends of Diversity 2015
AFP Bluegrass Chapter named a 2015 Friends of Diversity Designation Chapter. ... more >
May 24 - AFP Top Ten (Week of May 25, 2016): Women’s and Girls’ Causes, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, More!
(May 25, 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 >
May 18 - Leaving a Legacy for Your Community
(May 18, 2016) May is National LEAVE A LEGACY™ Month across Canada. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage Canadians to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice. An article by Roger Ali that charities can use in their own communications as well. ... more >
May 18 - How to Make a Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect
(May 18, 2016) Too often we measure success in dollars raised and forget that long-range fundraising is all about building relationships. AFP had a chance recently to chat with Gail Perry about donor visits and cultivation, the subject of her upcoming webinar on May 26. ... more >