March 2018  

President's Report


Did you know that our local AFP chapter is transitioning to a new website as of April 1?  This new platform, brought to you by AFP Headquarters and Higher Logic, promises to be much more user friendly and we couldn’t be more excited about making the switch!


You will now have one simple login username and password for both AFP International (IHQ) and our Greater Louisville chapter, making for a better integration between IHQ and your local chapter.  The new site will also integrate with social media, will be easier to navigate making it much more user-friendly and will allow us to communicate more efficiently and effectively with our members.


You will notice a few minor changes along with this transition.  Beginning in April, our e-newsletters and program announcements will be coming from MailChimp and our monthly program surveys will come from Survey Monkey.  Please bear with us as there will likely be a learning curve to all of this, but the end result will make it all worthwhile!


As we get closer to the switch, we will send out more detailed information to make sure this is an easy transition.  We promise to try and make this as seamless as possible for each of our members!



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Welcome New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members to the Greater Louisville AFP Chapter:

  • Amanda Featherstone, AFP Greater Louisville Chapter Administrator
  • J.T. Henderson, Nations of Coaches
  • Linda Romine, Apple Patch Community, Inc.
  • Abby Shue, Fund for the Arts
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Membership Corner

Did you know that as an AFP member, you have access to an international online mentoring program? 

This AFP program has been designed for members who are seeking short-term advice on a fundraising topic, such as how to start a simple bequest program, or what would be the best career move after being an annual fund director. This program will help you find an experienced member of AFP with the expertise you need.  Check it out yourself at



Congrats to Cathy Ober Galante, the new Donor Relations Manager at Home of the Innocents


We love to recognize our members!  Please let us know if you have a new job, received a promotion, received a new certification or any other great news, so we can share and recognize you!

Self-report or give another colleague a shout out! Send all news to 


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Job Listings

Classified Job Listings

To submit job listings, please send a document (.pdf or .doc format) that includes: (a) information about the position (such as a job description) AND (b) directions for applying to the position to Please also let us know a date when you would like us to remove the posting (if not notified otherwise the position will remain listed for 30 days).  Current job listings are also included in the monthly e-newsletter, and on the AFP Greater Louisville Chapter Facebook Page.  

Effective April 2014, the price for a job listing is $25 if the hiring organization has an employee who is an AFP member in good standing. The price for a job listing is $50 if the hiring organization does not have an employee who is an AFP member in good standing. The fee is due at the time of the listing request.   

AFP Greater Louisville reserves the right to refuse any job listing deemed inappropriate. 

Visit our Job Listings page for full details about the following job positions:

  • Chief Development Officer, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
  • Membership Development Manager, Olmsted Parks Conservancy
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Save the Date!

March AFP Meeting:

Wednesday, March 28

11:30am Networking

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch & Meeting

Fundraisers act as the bridge between beneficiaries, donors and volunteers often with limited time and money. How do you add new momentum to your development strategy with little to no resources? Join us for a panel discussion where industry experts will share creative, yet practical tips on how to stretch your budget and maximize your fundraising dollars in the areas of marketing and direct mail, events, volunteers, planned giving and grant writing. 


Dawn Lee, Tammy Moloy, Suzanne Guss, Lauren Roebuck, and Karen Olson

Dawn Lee is the President and CEO of WHAS Crusade for Children. The WHAS Crusade for Children has been changing children’s lives since 1954. For the last ten years Dawn has worked with firefighters, board members, community leaders and her staff to raise money through an annual telethon, which helps children with special needs. She is also committed to growing their endowment to ensure that 100% of each donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children goes to the children.

With 26 years of non-profit sector experience in large-scale markets such as Los Angeles, Boston, Nashville, and Washington, DC, and her hometown market of Louisville, Kentucky, Tammy Moloy brings a wide-array of knowledge and capabilities to her work as Partner and Senior Consultant at Ashley|Rountree and Associates, the region’s leading provider of consulting services to nonprofits. Through the design of efficient and effective fund development plans, she has helped numerous nonprofits fulfill their mission, such as New Directions, Kentucky YMCA Youth Association, and the Episcopal Church Home. Through her work on executive searches she has placed Executive Directors at organizations such as Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass, the Bluegrass Center for Autism, and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Suzanne Guss, J.D., has over 30 years’ experience in planned giving. She worked at University of Louisville for 24 years and moved to the Kentucky Center for the Arts in 2011 where she created their first planned giving program. She retired from the Center in 2017 and is now a planned giving consultant for Ashley Rountree & Associates.

Lauren Roebuck has over 18 years’ experience in managing nonprofits like the Arts & Culture Alliance and other professional industry organizations. She started her career as a journalist and writer and, five years ago, started her own business to utilize her skills and love of writing to support nonprofits as a contract grant writer. She is the staff grant writer for Ashley Rountree & Associates as well as having many of her own clients.

Karen Olson, is Vice President of Sales for Allegra Marketing Services, a print communications company. In this role, she works closely with national, regional and local clients with special emphasis in Direct Mail and the Nonprofit market. Passionate about nonprofits, she has served on special event committees and boards, volunteers with events and is a trusted advisor to nonprofits in the community. Since 1998, she has worked closely with nonprofit clients to help them communicate effectively with donors and volunteers, increase attendance at events and help with fundraising campaigns. Olson understands how to get things done quickly and on budget. Olson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism Graphics and Magazine Design from Ball State University and a Direct Mail Certification from the DMA.



$20.00 Member Ticket
$25.00 after 12:00 am March 24

$40.00 Guest Ticket
$45.00 after 12:00 am March 24

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Diversity Award

2017 Friends of Diversity Award

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Louisville Chapter has also been named a 2017 Friends of Diversity Designation Chapter. Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Friends of Diversity Designation for performing specific activities designed to increase diversity and inclusion within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy.




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Ten Star Chapter

2017 10 Star Gold Award

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Louisville has been named a 2017 Ten Star Chapter!  Every year, AFP, the largest association of professional fundraisers in the world, honors chapters for achieving goals that align with key objectives in its long-range strategic plan. Chapters receive the Ten Star Award for performing specific activities designed to increase professionalism within fundraising and public awareness of the importance of philanthropy. Just one-third of all AFP chapters are named Ten Star Chapters, so the Greater Louisville Chapter is one of a select group of chapters to earn this honor.


Congratulations to the 2017 AFP Greater Louisville Board and all our members!


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Artist Opportunity

Opportunity for Artists:

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is looking for members everywhere who are Artists, Poets, and Photographers to exhibit their artwork at the Member Art Showcase – part of the AFP International Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s Diversity Art Showcase and the upcoming 55th AFP International Fundraising Conference on April 15-17, 2018, in New Orleans, LA.


The Diversity Art Showcase spotlights youth art, a local professional artist, and the artwork of AFP members. The Showcase strives to portray the uniqueness, value, and diversity of people through art, photos, and poetry.  We know there is a lot of talent among our members, so we’re calling all AFP member artists, poets, and photographers to participate. Members do not have to attend the conference to participate. 

Types of Artwork Accepted: Painting, photography, drawings, sketches, collages, quilting, computer art, mixed media, and sculpture. Poetry submissions can include rhymed poetry, free verse, experimental and Haiku. 

Important Dates:

March 16th:  Deadline for members to register their artwork by completing this online form.

March 31st: If shipping your artwork, this is the deadline your artwork should be received by AFP Headquarters. Ship to: 4300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203-4168, Attn: Heba Mahmoud

April 14 @ 1:30pm: Deadline to set-up your artwork if you are personally delivering it. Bring it to: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Halls C & D, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

April 15-17: Art Showcase @ the 55th AFP International Fundraising Conference



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