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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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May 26 - Senior Director of Development, EKU Athletics
The Department of Development and Alumni Relations of Eastern Kentucky University is accepting applications for the Senior Director of Development for EKU Athletics. 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 EKU Athletics to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major and planned donors to advance a culture of philanthropy at EKU. ... more >
Apr 20 - Resource Development Coordinator
Lexington Habitat for Humanity is seeking a Resource Development Coordinator. The main responsibilities are for event management and social media. ... more >
Mar 18 - Professional Resources
Resources for professional fundraisers ... more >
May 27 - AFP’s 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 >
May 27 - Finalists Selected for National Philanthropy Day® Honors Recognizing Top Donors, Volunteers
You’ve chosen the finalists in each category of AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Honors. Check out the new NPD website and learn more about their stories. ... more >
May 27 - Top Ten (Week of May 27, 2015): You're Fired Until You Have A Solid Monthly Giving Program Launched
(May 27, 2015) Learn about this topic and more in this week’s top ten, including how smartphones are taking over the world (and what to do about it); why crowdfunding isn’t the “Hail Mary” you think it is; integrity in storytelling; social fundraising campaigns; exhorting fundraisers to actually lead; and more! ... more >
May 27 - Take Part in a New Survey: What’s Your Nonprofit’s Major Gift Potential?
Have you ever wondered how much you could really raise in major gifts? Are major gifts a realistic source of fundraising revenue for YOUR organization? A new survey by fundraising academic Professor Adrian Sargeant and fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE aims to deliver the answers to these questions. ... more >
May 22 - Comments of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Cancer Charities Charged With Fraud by FTC
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) released this statement in response to the recent action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against three national charities, Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society. ... more >