Community Announcements

  • Kick off the New Year with AFP-RI

    Start off 2020 on the right foot, join us for professional development and networking through a number of events that have recently opened.
  • NOW OPEN - 2019 National Philanthropy Day!

    National Philanthropy Day

    Each November, local chapters of the Association for Fundraising Professionals throughout the world set aside one special day to recognize the significant impact of philanthropy and it's called National Philanthropy Day (NPD).
    Since 1987, The Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island (AFP-RI) and more than 100 non-profit organizations have come together to honor outstanding philanthropic contributions of corporations, small businesses, individuals and groups. Through philanthropy and volunteering, these individuals and organizations have made a real difference in the lives of men, women and children in Rhode Island and southeastern New England.
    During the National Philanthropy Day event, recognition is given to more than 100 Partners in Philanthropy by non-profit organizations who want to honor outstanding volunteers and donors. Learn more about how your organization can thank and honor your Partners in Philanthropy; a person or organization that has furthered the achievement of your organization’s mission through significant generosity, outstanding leadership or exemplary volunteer contributions.
    AFP-RI has proclaimed Friday, November 22, 2019
    as National Philanthropy Day in Rhode Island!

    This year, we invite attendees to donate a ticket(s) to this year's National Philanthropy Day to support our state's smaller non-profits doing amazing work.  If you have an extra ticket(s) that you aren't going to use, let us know and we'll find a local non-profit that can use it! Please email for more information.

    If you have questions or comments, you may call or email: 
    AFP-RI Chapter Office++
  • SAVE THE DATE - 2019 National Philanthropy Day

  • 2019 Meet the Funders

    We're bringing it to you like never before.
    New space, new format, new funders. 

    Meet the Funders
    Friday, September 20, 2019
    7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Cranston Country Club, Cranston RI

    Say bye to the panel and hi to your generous neighbors. When we say rub elbows, we mean it.

    So, save the date or sign up now!

    But whatever you do, don't miss out. These tickets will go fast.

  • Rhode Island’s 2018 CFRE Recipient

    We would like to congratulate Beth Watson, CFRE of the Sisters of Mercy – Northeast Community on receiving her CFRE Certification in 2018.