Monthly Meetings & Events

FREML generally meets the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at Beargrass Christian Church in St. Matthews. Coffee and networking begins at 8:00 a.m.; the program presentation begins about 8:20 and wraps up around 9:00. Visitors and guests are welcome!

  • 8:00 a.m. – Coffee and networking
  • 8:20 a.m. – Program presentation

Beargrass Christian Church
4100 Shelbyville Road
(Corner of Shelbyville Road and Browns Lane in St. Matthews)
Park in front and enter through the glass double doors.

Sept 14th: Navigating Corporate Relations

August 10th: Field Trip to Louisville Urban League Sports and Learning Complex

July 14th: Summer Social at Louisville City FC game (Get Tickets here)

June 8th: The Next Generation of Donors

May: Community Centric Fundraising

April 13th: Strategic Planning with Dave Neumann

March 9th: TBA

February 9th: Self-Care is Not Selfish


November 10th: Virtual Meeting Click Here
Volunteer Management and Engagement
Speaker: Julie Spry

October 13: Learn To Lead with KY GPA
Register Here

September: Help with LinkedIN with Martin Lindsey
Password: [email protected]


July 14th, 2020- Cancelled 

June 9th, 2020

May 12th, 2020

April 14th, 2020- Click Here: VIRTUAL MEETING
Impact of the Pandemic On Local Nonprofits
Speaker: Robin Miller and Micah Jorrisch
Start Time: 8:15 AM

March 10th, 2020
Informed Delivery
Speaker: Joe Warren, USPS

February 11th, 2020
Data Segmentation
Speaker: Karen Olsen, HighNote

January 14th, 2020
Women in Philanthropy
Speaker: Jackie Ackerman, IU Lilly School of Fundraising

December 10th, 2019
Annual Holiday Breakfast

November 12th, 2019
GLP’s Deep Drivers of Competitiveness
Speaker: Ben Reno-Weber, Greater Louisville Project

October 8th, 2019
How Nonprofit Handle Difficult Issues
Speaker: Glenn Kosse, VP Development & Alumni Relations, Bellarmine University

September 10th, 2019– Location: Beargrass Christian Church
Annual Fund- Success is a Lousy Teacher
Speaker: Mark Roundtree, Partner, AshleyRoundtree

August 13th, 2019- 8am

July 9th, 2019
FREML SOCIAL 4:30 to 6pm
Location: Falls City Beer Taproom
Address: 901 E. Liberty St.
Louisville, KY 40204

June 11th 2019
Board Relations
Speaker: Abby Shue, Chief Advancement Officer, The Speed Art Museum

May 14th, 2019
Knowing Your Next Move
Speaker: Susan Barry, President, Community Foundation of Louisville

April 9th, 2019
Grants Management
Speaker: Jessica Leutzow, Family and Children’s Place

March 12th, 2019
FREML Half Day Summit!! 8:30am to 12:30pm
Speaker: Lilly School of Fundraising
Location Change: Kosair Charities
Register Here!

February 12th, 2019
Developing Major Gifts
Speaker: JP Davis, Sr. VP at Fund for the Arts

January 8th, 2019
Leading From Within: Authentic Leadership as Vision’s Ally
Speaker: Gregory Nielsen, Nielsen Training & Consulting, LLC

December 11th, 2018
Point, Click, Post: How to take quality photos with your phone
Speaker: Sam Draut

November 13th, 2018
The ABC’s of Prospect Portfolio Management
Speaker: Linda Speed, President Community Foundation Southern Indiana

October 16th, 2018 DATE CHANGE
Q&A on Tax Reform in Kentucky
Speaker: Micheal Fine with Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP

September 11th, 2018
Form 990
Speaker: Lisa Jessie

August 14th, 2018
FREML Field Trip
Topic: Re-branding and $7.6MM capital campaign completion
Location: BsideU for Life
Time: 8:00 AM

July 10th, 2018
FREML SOCIAL – 4:30 to 6:30
Location: Monnik Beer Co. – Second Floor Event Space
1036 East Burnett Avenue

June 12th, 2018

May 8th, 2018
Benefits of Outsourcing Your Events
Speaker: Ina Miller, Co-Owner of Ina Marcella Events

April 10th, 2018
Social Media
Speaker: Linda Schuster

March 13th, 2018
Compression Planning: Better Decisions, Quicker
Speakers: Cecilia Peredo and Becky Crump

February 13th, 2018
Philanthropy under the New Tax Act & Other Conversation Topics for your Donors
Speaker: Beth Anderson, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP

January 9th, 2018
The Local Way
Speaker: Dan Crutcher

December 12th, 2017
Holiday Breakfast- Please RSVP
Share Your Inspiration!

November 14th, 2017

October 10th, 2017
Half Day Summit with KyGPA
Location: JCPS Gheens Academy 

September 12th, 2017
Retirement Planning for the Nonprofit Professional
Speaker: Seema Sheth, Northwestern Mutual

August 8th, 2017- FIELD TRIP
Location: Waterfront Botanical Gardens

July 11th, 2017
Location: Sullivan’s Tap House

June 13th, 2017
Building Your Brand
Speaker: Katie Pilkington, CCPP

May 9th, 2017
Nonprofit Ethics Q&A
Speaker: Steven Koven, UofL

April 11th, 2017
Assume nothing: Identifying the assumptions that can doom your program to failure
Speaker: Alecia Kennedy

March 14th, 2017
Engaging Millennial Volunteers
Speaker: Ben Reno-Weber

February 14, 2017
The Dark Side of Special Events (tax implications)
Speakers: Anne Monell, Heather Singleton, and Stephanie Ubelhart

January 10th, 2017
Crowd Funding
Speaker: Darcy Thompson, Louisville Story Program