Meet the AFP-RI Book Club: A little bit of structure and a whole lotta fun.

When:  Sep 24, 2020 from 5:30 AM to 7:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP RI, Rhode Island Chapter

Are you a fundraising go-getter with a penchant for procrastination? Sick of staring at that stack that just keeps growing…

Do YOU need a (gentle) kick in the professional development pants?

Meet the AFP-RI Book Club: A little bit of structure and a whole lotta fun.

Starting in September we’re doing this together.... open to anyone who wants to read and learn (non-AFP members welcome!)

  • Who: Fun AFPeeps, non-member friends… and YOU, we sure hope!
  • What: AFP-RI Book Club (Um, yay!)
  • When: September 24th 5:30-7pm
  • Where: Zoom (for now…)
  • Why: ‘Cause learning together is so much better! (Plus, who doesn’t love a self-imposed accountability structure?)
  • How: Register here through Eventbrite

Buy your copy NOW (or petition your library to do so for you)

Read the book

And the first book is… Donor CARE:  How to Keep Donors Coming Back After the First Gift by John Haydon (click the link to get your copy NOW!)

(Check for availability at Ocean State Libraries)

About the Author:

This book was John Haydon’s last gift to his beloved sector before passing (too soon) in February. John was one of the most sought-after digital marketing experts in the field. He helped thousands of charities do better marketing and improve fundraising results as a speaker, trainer, and consultant. He authored several books about Facebook marketing (Wiley) and contributed to the top-seller, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 (Wiley). John also created the widely-viewed mini training series "Hump Day Coffee Break.”

Other ways to get pumped for book club #1:

  1. Peruse John’s Twitter feed
  2. Check out his website
  3. See how some of the leaders in our field have remembered him
  4. Watch this (slightly less cool) book club discussion
  5. Check out his Hump Day Coffee Break mini trainings on YouTube

We can’t wait to see you there! <3,

Your AFP-RI Professional Development Committee


P.S. Save the dates and buy the next books (or check for availability at Ocean State Libraries):

October 29th 5:30-7pm The Fundraiser’s Guide to Irresistible Communications by Jeff Brooks

December 10th 5:30-7pm You Can’t Take It With You: The Art and Science of Legacy Fundraising by Fraser Green, Holly Wag, and Charlotte Field


Online Instructions:


RI, Rhode Island Admin