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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

February 21 - "Exploring the New Tax Bill" with panelists, Timothy R.Burcham, Burcham Solutions Group, Danielle Clore, Kentucky Nonprofit Network; Mike Delzotti, UK Markey Cancer Center Foundation, Malone's Prime Events, 3373 Tates Creek Road; 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

March 21 - "Stay Out of Jail in 25 Easy Steps" - Ben Mohler, ACFRE, Assistant Vice President for Development, Eastern Kentucky University, Malone's Prime Events, 3373 Tates Creek Road; 11:45 am - 1:00 pm


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Nov 9 - College Philanthropy Director Associate - Director of Extension Philanthropy
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Feb 18 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of February 19, 2018): Donor Meetings, Reactivating Lapsed Donors, When Goals Don’t Matter & More!
(Feb. 19, 2018) 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 >
Feb 18 - Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report Shows Four Percent Giving Growth in 2017
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Feb 14 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of February 12, 2018): Special Valentine's Day Top Ten: All About Donors and Donor Love!
(Feb. 12, 2018) 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 >
Feb 14 - Global Trends in Technology and Social Media Use Among NGOs
(Feb 14, 2018) The third annual Global Technology Report analyzes how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use web, email and mobile technology, online fundraising tools and social media, as well as manage data and security. ... more >