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American Red Cross - Regional Chief Development Officer Kentucky Region.

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.  

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference. 

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, tothe Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Womens Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions. 

At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine! 

We are currently seeking a Regional Chief Development Officer for our Kentucky Region.  

The first Kentucky chapter of the American Red Cross was chartered in 1917. Today, there are five chapters in Kentucky which comprise the Kentucky Region. The Kentucky Region of the American Red Cross serves 116 counties in Kentucky, 3 in Southern Indiana and 5 in Southern Illinois. 

The Kentucky Region is headquartered in Louisville, KY.



The Regional Chief Development Officer (RCDO) will be responsible for strengthening and growing the donor base and the development program within the KY region to meet assigned financial goals.  You will drive a strong revenue-oriented culture based on market-driven targets in order to strengthen and grow the donor base and the development program to meet assigned financial targets.  You will lead staff and leadership volunteers in planning, managing and implementing fundraising development strategies for the Region.  You will represent the region to cultivate donor and sponsors to meet monthly, quarterly and annual revenue. You will support the Regional Executive to drive a strong revenue-oriented culture based on market-driven targets. You will lead a development team in planning, managing and implementing fund development strategies for the Region. You will manage a team and be responsible for hiring, training, coaching, evaluating and managing performance.



  • Develop and execute annual and multi-year fundraising strategies for the region. Grow annual revenue in the short-term, while diversifying the donor sponsorship base towards long–term sustainability. 
  • Lead focused growth by working directly with top donor prospects in coordination with the Region’s Development Staff. 
  • Develop a written plan and implement a program to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward appropriate donors at the $5,000 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the American Red Cross.  
  • Act as a senior leader in the Region and direct the Regional Development team with respect to strategic decisions for the organization. 
  • Accountable for achieving or exceeding Region’s minimum fundraising target and managing to meet the fundraising expense target. Revenue target may increase due to major domestic disasters.  
  • Cultivate relationships and serve as the primary staff liaison for representatives of large corporations and foundations for solicitation and stewardship purposes. Collaborate with national headquarters development and donor recruitment staff to identify and maximize fundraising opportunities. Serve as the primary staff liaison for the Boards Philanthropy Committee. Orient new Board members to their fundraising responsibilities and ensure they receive the necessary support to be successful volunteer fundraisers. 
  • Work with Leadership to determine reporting structure for the fundraising staff in the Region based on the Regional structure and ensure the use of best practices for measuring staff members’ performance.  

·        The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $115,000 + incentive.

·        You will be eligible to participate in an incentive plan based on annual individual and organization performance. 

·        Note that American Red Cross salaries are aligned to the specific geographic location in which the work is primarily performed. Other factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role.



  • Bachelor's degree required with a minimum 10 years of fundraising leadership experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required. Experience with increasing philanthropic revenue from diverse constituencies, developing and implementing broad-based fundraising programs, and knowledge of “best practices” in development.  
  •  Advanced degree is highly desirable. 
  • A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required. 
  • 7 years of management experience (Management experience cannot be substituted) 
  • Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g. Raisers Edge, Ability to work on a team within a collaborative environment and ensure the highest customer service orientation. 
  • Requires frequent travel within the Region. Occasional travel within the Division and to Washington, DC. 


  • Knowledge of current trends in philanthropy 
  • Collaborative leader who focuses on accuracy, consistency, and best practices 

We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn. 

  • Medical, Dental Vision plans 
  • Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • PTO:  Starting at 15 days a year; based on FLSA status and tenure 
  • Holidays:  11 paid holidays comprised of six core holidays and five floating holidays 
  • 401K with 5% match 
  • Paid Family Leave 
  • Employee Assistance  
  • Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term 
  • Service Awards and recognition 




DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).

Voices of Hope Lexington - Development Manager

Development Manager
Voices of Hope Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky
The Development Manager will assist the President/CEO in leading a cohesive team seeking and applying for various funding sources. A seasoned fundraiser will use expert communication skills and a keen sense of initiative to identify fundraising opportunities, develop relationships with potential donors, and manage fundraising campaigns. By identifying funding sources, writing grant proposals, and pursuing strategic leads, the Development Manager will funnel opportunities for Voices of Hope to meet its financial goals and carry out the powerful mission of uplifting those in need of recovery support.
  • Community Relations: Promote awareness of the organization’s mission and form strong relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Donor Cultivation and Communications: Create a network of dedicated donors and funding sources; endure all donors receive regular communications via email, mail, calls, and visits. Implement VOH Donor Communications Plan.
  • Event Planning: Plan fundraising initiatives to help the organization meet financial goals including an annual signature fundraising/mission-focused event.
  • Donor Prospecting: Research individuals, corporations, foundations interested in the Voices of Hope mission. Research past fundraising efforts through private, government and other major gifts.
  • Grant Cultivation and Management: Research and pursue governmental funding opportunities. Write grant applications and fundraising proposals. Ensure all follow-up requirements are met.
  • Donor Campaigns: Strategize and successfully execute fundraising campaigns such as an annual appeal and giving days.
  • Manage Development Budget and Policies: Manage the department budget and track goals. Develop and maintain development objectives and policies for the organization.
  • Work with and assist the CEO: To prepare grant applications and fundraising proposals, jointly present proposals, prepare annual budgets and projections in collaboration with departmental supervisors, other duties as assigned.
  • At least three years of successful fundraising experience.
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization.
  • Experience working in an organization with multiple grants.
  • Experience with contracts and grants management including proposals, press releases, and fundraising communications.
  • Experience with large event planning and coordination.
  • Confidence in public speaking.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and uphold cultural humility principles.
  • Ability to record data and complete documentation within established guidelines.
  • Strong attention to detail and a passion for research.
  • Ability to successfully balance priorities while managing multiple tasks and planning events.
  • Excellent analytical abilities that can be applied to aligning the organization’s mission and values with available funding opportunities.
  • Legal or accounting experience is a plus.
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, public relations, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • CFRE, involvement with AFP or similar certification preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, eblast platforms and the use of various databases including donor management systems.
  • Be able to complete I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Be able to complete a background check (prior convictions may not necessarily disqualify an applicant).
Salary Description
$55,000 - $65,000
Benefits include medical, dental, paid time off and paid holidays.

Bluegrass Care Navigators - Director of Philanthropy - Grants

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Director of Philanthropy - Grants

Lexington, KY • Administrative Management

Job Type



Director of Philanthropy - Grants

Location: Lexington, KY 

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm; Position will require team member to work in office daily upon hire, during a 6-month introductory period. After introductory period is complete, team member may be eligible to work remotely.

At BCN we are committed to a work setting that treats all team members with fairness, dignity, and respect. We offer our team members an opportunity to grow, to develop professionally, and to work in a team environment. You can help our team make a lasting difference for our families. Join #TeamBCN where your work matters and your time is valued.

We Offer:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Remote and Hybrid work opportunities (select positions)
  • Autonomy in your workday
  • Flexible Schedules to support work/life balance (select positions)
  • Mileage Reimbursement for work-related driving
  • Up to 24 days of PTO accrued within the first year of employment
  • 8 Paid Holidays (including day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve)
  • Educational Assistance up to $3,000 per year & College Tuition Discounts
  • Free Continuing Education Credits

About the role:  

Under the supervision of the Director of Philanthropy & Marketing, the team member in the Director of Philanthropy- Grants position develops, implements, and manages the overall direction of the agency’s grant program and creates content for all written communications to grantors - including grant proposals, grant reports, grant acknowledgements and case statements. The Director of Philanthropy- Grants utilizes writing expertise to tell specific stories to current and prospective philanthropic donors. This position requires high level initiative and ability to work independently to be successful.   


  • Bachelor’s degree, five years’ experience in fundraising and a minimum of three (3) years grant management/and proven writing experience required. Federal Grant administration experience a plus. 
  • Self-directed with the ability to work with little supervision.  
  • Ability to handle various situations with calmness and stability.  
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.  
  • Possess a passion for writing and have the ability to tell a specific story to the audience.  
  • Knowledge of data systems and analysis.  
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in confidential matters.  
  • Flexibility to work evening and weekend events.  
  • Excellent Computer skills.  
  • This position does not require the team member maintain a valid driver’s license or to drive a motor vehicle as a part of their regular assigned duties. However, if the team member does elect to drive a motor vehicle while in the performance of their job duties, they must maintain a valid driver’s license in the state in which they reside, and they must comply with state insurance laws governing liability, property damage, and bodily injury. 
  • Team members will be expected to comply with Bluegrass Care Navigators (BCN) Employee Health, infectious disease, and vaccination policies. 


Salary Description


Blue Grass Community Foundation - FGL Associate Director

Job description

Fund for Greater Lexington

The primary function of Fund for Greater Lexington (FGL) is to raise funds for its permanent endowment and then invest grant funds to incubate transformative community projects. FGL has an initial goal of raising $30m in five years for its endowment to enable its work. FGL achieves its vision, mission and objectives through the active and dedicated participation and commitment of its board of advisors, who are responsible for ensuring FGL is successful in achieving results.

To support the work of the Advisory Board, the Executive Committee of the Board is seeking a qualified Associate Director that can support FGL with the following activities.

FGL Associate Director, responsibilities include:

Support fundraising, including but not limited to

  • Support and coordinate the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy to meet and exceed fundraising goals
  • Work with the Board and Fundraising Committee to execute the fundraising strategy particularly around cultivating individual donors
  • Prospect research to help identify potential donors, sponsors, and grant-making organizations
  • Plan and execute events and campaigns to generate funds and engage donors
  • Collaborate with the BGCF communications team to create and distribute fundraising materials, including appeals, website updates, social media posts, and any needed reports
  • Develop and manage a stewardship strategy for new and existing donors, ensuring timely and personalized acknowledgements, updates, and impact reports
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with FGL board members and community partners, to support fundraising efforts
  • Monitor and evaluate fundraising activities, analyze outcomes and make recommendations for improvement to maximize effectiveness
  • Write formal donor proposals and other sponsorship and grant applications, ensuring alignment with FGL objectives and donor requirements
  • Conduct thorough research to identify new funding opportunities and stay updated on current trends and practices in nonprofit fundraising, particularly within the Arts and Culture and Greenspaces areas
  • Record and track all fundraising activities, including prospect meetings and communications

In addition to fundraising, the Associate Director would support the FGL Board more generally and its committees and project teams. This work would include:

  • Support FGL board meetings and committees by scheduling meetings, developing agendas, ensuring appropriate follow-up
  • Coordinate with various BGCF departments and resources to further FGL’s work, such as Communications, Legal, etc.
  • Prepare materials for, support and participate in internal and external presentations and meetings
  • Work with FGL pillar teams (Greenspaces and Arts and Culture) to establish and actively manage and engage of advisory committees to support each of the inaugural projects of FGL
  • Work closely with the project chairs to develop advisory committee agendas and schedule, attend and capture outcomes from regular meetings and facilitate follow up.
  • Attend and actively participate in assigned meetings, convenings, site visits and special events
  • Lead special projects that may emerge
  • Assist in building relationships with strategic communities and organizations
  • Work with BGCF communications team to develop a comprehensive communications strategy for FGL, including social media campaigns



  • Proven experience in developing and executing on fundraising goals, as well as planning and executing successful fundraising events and campaigns, demonstrating creativity and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and effectively communicate FGL’s mission and fundraising needs
  • Excellent persuasive writing and storytelling abilities, capable of crafting compelling donor communications, fundraising appeals, and grant proposals
  • Proficient in utilizing any available fundraising software, donor databases, and other relevant technology to streamline fundraising efforts and track donor relationships
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, managing multiple projects and deadlines concurrently
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with an eye for detail and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively
  • Strong analytical skills, capable of interpreting data and metrics to drive fundraising strategies and measure success
  • Commitment to maintaining ethical fundraising practices and confidentiality
  • Team player willing to take on any activity from basic administrative tasks to supporting the execution of a $30m fundraising strategy



  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of related professional work experience.
  • Proven experience in fundraising, individual donor cultivation, event planning and/or grant writing.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, best practices, and legal compliance related to fundraising activities.
  • Familiarity with local community resources, philanthropic foundations, and government funding sources.
  • Understanding of nonprofit operations and financial management.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, during fundraising events or campaigns.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 5 years

Ability to Relocate:

  • Lexington, KY 40507: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Lexington, KY 40507

Please apply at

The Secretariat Center - Executive Director

The Secretariat Center Executive Director


The Secretariat Center is now actively searching for a new Executive Director to build on the organization’s successes and lead it into the next chapter. The Board is actively pursuing an innovative and forward-thinking leader who not only aligns with The Secretariat Center’s mission but also boasts a compelling history of executive leadership and remarkable success in securing significant charitable contributions.

The Secretariat Center's mission is to prepare off-track Thoroughbreds for happy, healthy, and successful post-track careers by rehabilitating and giving them a broad-based foundation of skills to ensure a harmonious match with their adopters.  We advocate for the athleticism and versatility of the Thoroughbred and provide educational opportunities through horsemanship.

The Secretariat Center's vision ensures a second career for Thoroughbreds by combining a passion for horses, meaningful partnerships, and the belief that all equines deserve care, kindness and a purpose beyond the racetrack.

Working off the principle that It is the responsibility of the Thoroughbred industry to ensure the safety and welfare of registered thoroughbreds after their days at the track are done, the Secretariat Center proudly maintains our accreditation with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. By partnering in this industry-united initiative, the Secretariat Center and other accredited organizations are held to the highest standards of conduct in their care, retraining, and rehoming efforts.


Executive Director Summary of Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership, oversight and management of the Secretariat Center Program (“Program”) and Equine operations. This position reports to the Board of Directors (“Board”). Summary of Executive Director responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the Program, operations, staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Work with the board to determine Program values, mission statement, strategic goals and financial targets.
  • Establish short and long term goals in collaboration with the Board to deliver the strategic
     objectives and Program mission.
  • Build and enrich alliances and partnerships with other organizations; community outreach.
  • Ensure the effective management and care of the horses in the adoption Program.
  • Enhance fundraising program.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to the board.
  • Provide direction and oversight for all Human Resources matters including staff management, recruiting, hiring, training, development, performance evaluations, etc.
  • Develop and implement policies, processes and procedures for Program and staff.
  • Ensure safety of all program human and equine participants or partners.


Executive Director Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree: required. Masters degree; MBA preferred.
  • Previous 5-10 years non-profit industry knowledge required.
  • Equine Non profit experience is strongly preferred.
  • Equine management experience is preferred.
  • Proven fund raising skills mandatory.
  • Previous Executive Leadership experience required.
  • Knowledge of profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow management, budgeting.
  • Previous experience with Non Profit governance.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Must be highly driven, keen problem solver, able to make decisive and difficult decisions in a
     fast paced environment, ability to work under pressure, delegate effectively.
  • Strong leadership skills, entrepreneur, visionary, ability to challenge status quo to drive for
     future Program growth and staff development.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for the position is $70,000 - $80,000 commensurate with relevant education and experience; the position is bonus and benefits eligible.


Candidates should submit their candidacy materials by March 20, 2024. Materials should be submitted to Lewis Prewitt, President of Prewitt Management Consultants, LLC at

The Secretariat Center is an equal opportunity employer.                                                                               


Lexington Rescue Mission - Annual Giving Coordinator

Job Description
Department: Development
Position: Annual Giving Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Development

Summary: The Annual Giving Coordinator is responsible for ensuring donors receive exceptional care and service. This position also supports the efforts of the development team to acquire new donors, build strong and lasting relationships with donors, and raise the revenue needed to support the ministry of the Mission. The position also manages marketing, community relations and communication for the Mission.

1. Coordinate annual direct mail campaign with Delia Martin Agency to cultivate current donors, acquire prospective donors, and reactivate lapsed donors. Provide donor files and reports, edit fund-raising appeals, write newsletter articles, and capture client testimonies to give Delia Martin Agency in a timely manner.
2. Coordinate community relations, including creating and implementing an annual media plan for radio, television, and print publications that bolsters the direct mail campaign. Manage the organization’s website, social media, e-mail marketing, and online profiles (GuideStar, Charity Navigator,, etc.) to accomplish fund-raising objectives and strengthen the mission’s reputation in the community. Ensure client testimonies and stories are captured on video to support these efforts.
3. Develop and update marketing materials as needed, including an annual report, mission brochure, program brochures, presentation boards, magnets and flyers. Ensure that up-to-date and quality photographs are available for these materials by arranging for photographers to shoot special events and at all mission locations.
4. Assist in coordination of special events, including the Walk for Warmth and the Banquet and Silent Auction. Responsibilities will include marketing and promoting events, recruiting participants, coordinating volunteers, on-site event management, budgeting, and thanking sponsors, donors, and volunteers.
5. Manage the first-time donor bonding campaign to encourage first-time donors to give a second contribution and become loyal donors to Lexington Rescue Mission. Pray for new donors regularly.
6. Manage monthly giving club, the Bread & Life Circle, to recruit new members, ensure current members who respond via mail receive the in-house, monthly mailing, and update credit card and ACH information as needed for donors whose gifts are deducted electronically. Coordinate appreciation efforts for monthly giving club members, and pray for and with members regularly.
7. Develop a plan for the BGCF GoodGiving Campaign, including recruiting ambassadors to serve in the BGCF GoodGiving campaign to reach new donors online using peer-to-peer fund-raising.
8. Develop a plan for the KYGives Campaign, including recruiting ambassadors to reach new donors online using peer-to-peer fund-raising.
9. Secure video footage of client and donor testimonials to be used to bring awareness to the Mission through sharing with donors, and through social media and other outlets.
10. Other duties as assigned.

Organized, pays close attention to detail, quick learner and a strong team player. Have a strong and growing relationship with the Lord.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree and three-five years fundraising and marketing experience preferred.
Understanding of effective fundraising practices and professional ethics.
Skills and Abilities
Computer proficiency.

Forward a resume and cover letter to Kim Livesay at