November 2017  

Upcoming Monthly Meetings

Career Progression

December 06, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Sponsored by 

Hurstbourne Country Club
9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane
Louisville, KY 40222

As we approach the end of the year, many of us begin thinking about our New Year’s resolutions.  We begin devising plans to make changes in our diet and exercise regimes, personal habits or career paths.  In fact, statistics reveal that about 41% of Americans annually make resolutions. Maybe in 2018 you are thinking about making a job change?  Or perhaps you love your organization, but want to be promoted to a position with higher pay and more responsibility? 

Whether you are brand new to the fundraising profession or a long-time veteran, you are sure to learn something from this session on “Career Progression”.  Join Mike Schultz, Lynnie Meyer and Christen McDonough Boone, three of the area’s top fundraising leaders for a panel discussion where they will share their wisdom, insights and experiences on how they have advanced in their own careers.  Some of the topics that will be addressed are:

  • How do you know when the time is right to make a change?
  • What are some important networking strategies? 
  • How do you look for a new position without jeopardizing your current one? 

These questions and more will be answered at the AFP Louisville Chapter meeting in December.  This will be the last meeting of the year, so plan to attend this fun and informative event. 


$20.00 Member Ticket
$25.00 after 12:00 am December 2

$40.00 Guest Ticket
$45.00 after 12:00 am December 2

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Annual Giving Summit - January 2018!

Annual Giving Summit with Lynne Wester

January 24, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Norton Health Learning Center
9500 Ormsby Station
Louisville, KY 40223

Annual Giving Summit with Lynne Wester

Wednesday January 24, 8 am - Noon

Norton Healthcare Learning Center 

For more information and to register go to

Donor Retention isn’t Speed Dating

The concept behind speed dating is to meet as many people as possible as quickly as possible—and 99% of them you’ll never see again.  Actually, that’s not too far off from the statistic that 80% of donors never make a second gift.  What can you do to develop a successful donor retention program, what works and what doesn’t, and how can you improve your retention rate?  Learn how to form a lasting relationship with your donors.

Donor Relations for Annual Giving Donors

Regardless of gift size, today’s annual fund donors expect more than a gift receipt acknowledging their contribution. Donors are looking to see the impact their philanthropy and the collective resources of the annual fund are having on the institution. As we recognize that retaining donors is essential for long-term success, creating robust stewardship programs for your annual fund donors across all levels is mission critical. In this session, we will explore the various messages and channels that have proven to be effective touches in annual fund stewardship.

Lynne Wester strongly believes that donor relations is the key to unlocking fundraising success and that organizations must be as dedicated to the donor experience, or DX, as they are to the ask itself. Sometimes referred to as the Olivia Pope of fundraising, Lynne helps organizations when they need it the most – when crisis or opportunity arrive.

Lynne and her teammates at the Donor Relations Guru Group partner with nonprofits large and small on a variety of initiatives from developing sound strategy and vision to utilizing technology and creating meaningful donor engagement - all designed to positively affect the fundraising bottom line. Her guidance has led her clients to be recognized on the national stage for fundraising innovation, creative communication, and groundbreaking donor relations work.

The DRG website in a unique industry tool filled with resources, samples and thought leadership on donor relations and fundraising. Lynne is regularly featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and CASE Currents and has authored three books of her own on a myriad of industry topics.

Lynne received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina, holds a Masters in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from BayPath University, and proudly sports a DUCKtorate from the Disney Institute.



$35.00 Member Ticket
$55.00 after 12:00 am January 10

$55.00 Guest Ticket
$75.00 after 12:00 am January 10

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Membership Corner

Welcome to New Members:

Liz Magee, Director of Development with the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies

Lauren Wigginton, Donor Relations Coordinator with Norton Healthcare 

Membership Special! 

New members can receive $50 off in the professional and associate categories when they join from October 1-Nov. 31 using code NPD2017.

Celebration Corner: 

Let us celebrate YOU in 2017!

Please submit your career milestones, years of service, new job, promotion, or other exciting news in your life as a fundraiser - Self-report or give another colleague a shout out! Send all news to monthly. We'll need your news by the 1st of the month to be included in the next newsletter. Anything received later may be added to the next month's news.

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Job Listings

Classified Job Listing

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. 

Job Posting
Oct. 2, 2017

Development Assistant

Louisville Orchestra

Job Posting
Oct. 5, 2017

Director of Philanthropy

Christian Appalachian Project

Job Posting
Oct. 9, 2017

Development Director

Kentucky Waterways Alliance

Job Posting
Oct. 9, 2017

Director of Mission Advancement

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Job Posting
Oct. 11, 2017

Director of Major Gifts

American Printing House for the Blind

Job Posting
Oct. 17, 2017

Job Posting
Oct. 19, 2017

Job Posting
Nov. 14, 2017

Advancement Associate

Presentation Academy

Job Posting
Nov. 14, 2017

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