Community Announcements

  • May 20, 2020 - Real-Time Audit by Tom Ahern

    First of its kind NEW format available to you exclusively through Tom’s local AFP chapter...

    Real-Time Audit by Tom Ahern
    Instant, granite-engraved, no-fail fixes to your most pressing donor communications challenges.

    Screen share the last thing you sent your donors (or the one you’re about to send) and Tom Ahern will tell you 3 things to dramatically improve its chances of success.

    Who's Tom Ahern? Well, as it happens, one of the world's top experts on donor communications lives in Rhode Island. And in the age of COVID-19 you’ll really want to know his secrets to success.

    Join us on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 from 10:00am-11:30am

    A link will be sent later to all who have registered so you can can join the event.

     Chapter Sponsor

  • March 27th Event Postponed

    Due to the current status of the COVID-19 virus, the AFP-RI team has decided to postpone the March 27th professional development meeting. We will be in touch as new information becomes available.
  • New Events Now Open Through 2020!

    With the hope of easier schedule planning in mind, the AFP-RI Chapter is excited to announce that we have opened SIX different programs through the end of October! Please plan ahead with us, and take a look at the programs we are offering in the coming months - more details will be added over the next few weeks. For any questions, please feel free to reach out to the office at
  • 2019 Census of Directors and Chief Executives of Rhode Island's Largest Nonprofit Organizations

    This report provides a baseline for nonprofits to consider what can be done to diversify the leadership pipeline for their organizations at both the CEO and board level. From a fundraising perspective, we believe diversity is critical to increasing the dollars raised towards the mission and expanding donor networks.
  • 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.