Welcome to the Rhode Island Chapter!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island Chapter (AFP-RI) is dedicated to improving the skills of fundriasing professionals, increasing the participation of members and non-members alike in chapter activities and expanding our professional and career opportunities to embrace the diversity of our communities.

MISSION: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy.

AFP-RI Board of Directors
Left to right back row: Marissa Tuccelli; Susan DeRita; Erica Donnelly, CFRE; Joanne Patterson; Vernell Clouden; Kelly Nevins; and Mike Gianfrancesco
Left to right front row: Amy Gravell; Patrick McAssey, CPA; Christine Pellegri, MPA, CFRE; and Geri Manning


  • Special offer for AFP RI members and friends:

    Today (Nov 15) and tomorrow  (Nov 16) you can download a FREE kindle edition of The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits.

    Our own Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE is a contributor to the book and she let us know of this special opportunity to get it free. You may recognize some of the other contributors, including Pamela Grow, Sandy Rees and Marc Pitman. The book, is designed for small shops and those new to fundraising whether staff or volunteer. It includes  worksheets, case studies and strategies to help you:
    • Develop your vision/Case for Support
    • Engage your board members in fundraising
    • Share a good story
    • Fine tuning your silent auction
    • Win  foundation grants
    • And more…
  • Now Open: 2018 National Philanthropy Day

    AFP-RI has proclaimed Friday, November 16, 2018
    as National Philanthropy Day in Rhode Island!
    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.

    Please Click Here to Nominate your Partner in Philanthropy

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