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Kentucky Historical Society Foundation - Foundation Director

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The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation is a fundraising organization with its own board of directors that provides financial support for programming to the Kentucky Historical Society. 
Foundation activities include creation and implementation of a comprehensive development plan to include activities ranging from the annual Fund for KHS and honorary and memorial gift programs to the Kentucky History Half Marathon.
KHSF is seeking a strategic, creative, adaptable, and confident self-starter to lead the Foundation through growth and impact in the Commonwealth. A successful Foundation Director will be energized by the opportunity to create a renewed development program that supports the mission of the Kentucky Historical Society, to deepen the engagement with supporters of all kinds, and to raise awareness of the Kentucky Historical Society, working with a team dedicated to its mission.
The Foundation Director will provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction to the philanthropic efforts in support of the Kentucky Historical Society’s mission, programs, and services. They will be able to digest and synthesize multiple funding needs, then implement a comprehensive development program that expands private support of the Kentucky Historical Society.
The development program will engage both current and next generation supporters in annual and campaign-specific fundraising plans. These plans, developed in partnership with the KHS Executive Director and leadership team, will utilize programs such as The Fund for KHS (annual fund); major, planned, corporate, and foundation giving; and stewardship/ fundraising events.
The Foundation Director will have administrative responsibility for daily operations. The Foundation Director is employed by the KHSF Board of Directors, but will work collaboratively as a member of the KHS leadership team under the direction of the KHS Executive Director, who serves as KHSF Secretary. All will be responsible for meeting specific, measurable fundraising goals in support of the care and acquisition of new historical collections, the cultivation and publication of historical research, and activities promoting Kentucky history education.
• Development Strategy & Plan: Working with the KHS Foundation Board and KHS leadership team, create and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising plan inclusive of corporate giving, foundation giving, individual donor giving, grants, membership, planned giving (i.e., bequests), events, and other potential revenue-generating income. Oversee development and implementation of stewardship strategies across campaigns to include acknowledgements, annual endowment reports to fund donors, and necessary engagement activities; work with administrative staff to manage donor activities, including oversight for the receipt and acknowledgement of donations and collection of pledges, ensuring that donor intentions are honored.
• Supporter Engagement and Cultivation: In collaboration with the KHS team, the Foundation Director will be responsible for cultivating and engaging KHS supporters, including the Foundation board, donors and grantors of all kind, and prospects.
• Donor/Membership: Collaborate in the implementation of a donor/membership model inclusive of existing benefits and audiences and looking ahead to future audience needs; the Foundation Director will be responsible for increasing the reach and number of donor/members and assist in managing annual renewals year over year.
• Relationship Management: The Foundation Director will be the primary point of contact and entry to donor contacts and programs; the Foundation Director will be responsible for maintaining accurate donor records through effective data management strategies, such as updating and maintaining all records in the constituent management system, Altru, in partnership with Foundation staff.
• Development Messaging & Reports: Work in partnership with the KHS program managers and KHS Marketing Communications Director to establish strategic and engaging messages and create donor packages for philanthropic opportunities in addition to directing reporting needs for all public and private funds. This includes
message creation for use by KHS existing and would-be ambassadors.
• Budget: The Foundation Director will manage a development budget annually and allocate funds according to the needs for the year.
The ideal candidate will be self-directed in seeking programmatic funds in support of the priorities and strategies set by the Kentucky Historical Society. Ideal qualifications include:
• Demonstrated development experience with a particular focus on identifying and successfully pursuing both private and public funding opportunities.  
• While a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is preferred, we are looking for successful execution in previous roles.
• Success in non-profit board management and engagement, campaign leadership, major gifts, planned giving, implementing new and innovative strategies, and leadership.
• Effective communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully engage leadership, prospects, donors, and constituents across the Commonwealth.
• Knowledge of Commonwealth of Kentucky communities
• Experience with oversight and management of a donor database.
• At least 4 years of experience in the development field with a knowledge of the local, regional, and national fundraising landscape.
• A passion for the KHS mission, love of Kentucky history, and the ability to effectively communicate passion for the KHS mission to various constituencies.
The Kentucky Historical Society is prepared to offer a base salary in the range of $100,000 to $120,000, commensurate with experience, and a competitive benefits package including a bonus opportunity based upon performance.
Ashley|Rountree and Associates has been exclusively retained by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation for this search. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume here. For confidential questions or inquiries, contact Angie McCorkle Buckler at All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.
Kentucky Historical Society Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, people who are differently-abled, women, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ applicants. The Kentucky Historical Society Foundation celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Bluegrass Land Conservancy - Director of Advancement

Director of Advancement

Organization and Background

Bluegrass Land Conservancy (BLC) is a community-supported, nonprofit, accredited land trust working to protect land in Kentucky’s Bluegrass region through permanent conservation easements. We envision a thriving community where land is protected to sustain our identity, economy, and quality of life.


As the first nationally accredited land trust in Kentucky and a top 3 ranked regional land trust in the country, BLC has a 29-year history of mission-driven success and sound fiscal management. BLC has successfully cultivated a strong and wide-reaching group of private, nonprofit, and community partners along with a dedicated donor base that has resulted in the permanent protection and long-term stewardship of tens of thousands of acres of farmland and natural lands for the benefit of future generations.


In 2023 the BLC Board laid out a bold 30-year vision for the future of BLC, which was bolstered by the announcement in late 2023 that BLC was awarded the largest combined grant in the country from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – totaling $45.7 million for landowners in Kentucky. In early 2024, BLC was allocated $4 million from the KY General Assembly in the biennial budget to grow its staff size in order to support the administration of the NRCS program. This projected staff growth be made sustainable through the successful execution of a large-scale comprehensive fundraising campaign, which has been studied and the BLC Board has committed to executing over the next 3-5 years.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an impactful organization that is poised for success!


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Advancement plays a vital role in the implementation and advancement of Bluegrass Land Conservancy’s mission by increasing contributed revenue, partnerships, and community awareness. The Director of Advancement will be responsible for crafting, implementing, maintaining, and growing a comprehensive, diversified, and strategic development and communications effort, in alignment with organizational goals and Land Trust Alliance (LTA) standards and practices. 

Desirable Leadership Attributes


A key member of BLC’s senior leadership team, the Director of Advancement should be an experienced, enthusiastic individual of high integrity and a passion for the mission, who has demonstrated persistence and his/her/their ability to be creative, solve problems, listen, collaborate, and be able to represent the organization in appropriate situations while engaging and participating with the staff team to provide a unified front. The Director of Advancement will be a smart, decisive strategist with diverse interests and an amiable personality.


The Director of Advancement must excel in the following characteristics:


- Judgment/Creativity/Entrepreneurial Savvy – The Director of Advancement must be adept at overcoming challenges regularly and is responsible for making quick, sound decisions in collaboration with the ED, Board, and staff. It is imperative that he/she/they possess the analytical skills that enable him/her to rapidly assess the situation, pursue and evaluate input from staff and stakeholders, and develop creative solutions.


- Trustworthiness and Respect for Others – Every individual and business gives Bluegrass Land Conservancy their support voluntarily. This support is directly tied to the trust they have in the organization and its leadership and staff. The Director of Advancement must be respectful and trustworthy.


- Engaging Personality and Communication Skills – The Director of Advancement will represent Bluegrass Land Conservancy to existing and potential donors and supporters. It is imperative that he/she/they have the skill set needed to speak with passion and conviction about the mission of Bluegrass Land Conservancy and the importance of charitable giving. The Director of Advancement must interact with others and communicate in a way that inspires support, confidence, and trust.


Comprehensive Campaign

-          An important and early focus of the Director of Advancement will be to help oversee and execute a successful 3-5 year multi-million-dollar comprehensive campaign, in line with a recently completed feasibility study and BLC Board commitment.

o   The focus of the campaign will be to meet the immediate growth needs of BLC while solidifying the long-term sustainability of one of the top land trusts in the country – creating a lasting impact for future generations.

o   In addition, a successful campaign will help bring $45.7 million in federal funds, and a total of over $90 million in economic impact into the Commonwealth over the next 5 years, while permanently protecting tens of thousands of acres of important farmland and natural lands.

-          The Director of Advancement will work with the Campaign Cabinet, BLC leadership staff, and consultants to support the ED and Board in related fundraising activities, including relationship management, development of materials, direct asks, and donor recognition.

Development and Communications Program Management

-          In concert with the above initiative, the Director of Advancement works to envision, execute, and grow the Bluegrass Land Conservancy (BLC) annual development program, including major gifts, corporate giving, grants, planned giving, annual campaigns, and fundraising events, with a goal to increase revenues to $1.5M+ annually within 5 years.

-          Acts as the lead fundraising professional for BLC and should expect regular contact with current and potential major contributors in order to cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts.

-          Oversees an effective donor stewardship program to maintain productive relationships with existing, former, and future donors, including corporate partners and foundations, ensuring that BLC is recognized as a preferred, reliable, and productive conservation organization. 

-          Works closely with the Executive Director and Board to support and guide all fundraising visits.

-          Manages a growing team of Development and Communications staff members to implement, maintain, and grow comprehensive, diversified, and strategic development and communications efforts, increasing the number of donors, revenue to the organization, and overall community engagement.

-          Oversees BLC’s communications program to meet organizational objectives, increase support and visibility, and grow a community conservation ethic.


The Director of Advancement will be thoroughly committed to Bluegrass Land Conservancy’s mission.  He/she/they should have concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications including:

-          Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in business, fundraising, nonprofit management, or other relevant field or equivalent experience in fundraising or related field.

-          Prefer at least 6 years’ experience of front-line development work in progressively more responsible positions that directly relate to the duties stated above, including demonstrative ability to implement and expand comprehensive fundraising programs.

-          Experience working on or managing a successful major campaign, achieving a 7-figure or greater result, including participating in 6-7-figure asks.

-          Proven management experiences achieving ambitious fundraising goals of at least $500K annually in organizations where public charitable support accounts for the majority of the budget.

-          Experience managing other employees and/or project teams.

-          Experience in developing, budgeting and implementing annual and strategic development plans with the ability to analyze, evaluate and prepare reports regarding development program results.

-          A historical and/or working knowledge of the Bluegrass region.

-          Ability to attend daytime, evening, and weekend events and a desire to attend as many events as possible and practical for the organization across the region.

-          Interest in all aspects of BLC and a dedication to promoting BLC’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with Board Members, staff, and donors.

-          Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.

-          Successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.

-          Excellent oral and written communications skills.

-          Impeccable organization and memory retention skills.

-          A capable professional with a style of open communications, accountability, and engagement in generating ideas.

-          Ability to travel the Bluegrass region with a valid driver’s license.


General Schedule

Full-time, salaried position. 

Administrative Support

Administrative support is limited. BLC has an Operations Manager who is available to assist all employees in a limited capacity for administrative needs and BLC plans to hire a future Administrative Assistant in the next 3-5 years; however, the Director of Advancement should be prepared to handle some of his/her/their own correspondence, filing, records, and report formatting.

Direct Employee Reports

The Director of Advancement currently has two (2) direct reports, including a Development and Events Manager and a Communications and Marketing Manager. Additionally, there is a future Development Assistant that may be hired in the next 2-3 years.

Salary, Benefits, and Schedule


-          The Director of Advancement may work fully out of the BLC offices in Lexington, KY, in a hybrid capacity, or remotely from their home or other location within the Bluegrass region, with an understanding that the demands of the job may include regular travel to Lexington or Louisville and across the Bluegrass for meetings and events. Work location will be arranged at time of hire and may be adjusted if needed as agreed upon by the Executive Director.


-          Annual salary commensurate with experience, with a starting range of $90,000 - $140,000.

-          Salary increases based upon measurable development performance.

-          Year-end bonus and retirement contributions determined annually.


-          Benefits include full employee health and dental insurance.

-          Access to a 403b retirement plan.

-          Paid vacation, holidays, personal days, and sick days as detailed in the BLC Personnel Manual.


-          Full-time, salaried employment.

-          The Director of Advancement will be expected to attend events and meetings that occasionally may occur during evenings or weekends. 

-          Flexible schedule and compensatory time off, at the approval of the ED.


Bluegrass Land Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We strive for, encourage, and protect diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. 

Please send cover letter and resume to Jessie Hancock at  Position will remain open until filled and applicants will be evaluated as submissions are received.



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

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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


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