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


  • Register Now for The CFRE Application Process: Step-by-Step Webinar

    Whether you’re just starting your CFRE application or putting the finishing touches on it, join CFRE International for this free webinar. The CFRE Certification Manager will walk you through filling out the application.

    You’ll get tips to help ensure your application contains all the correct information plus an in-depth look at the application’s main sections and a live Q&A to have your questions personally answered.

    Tuesday, September 25 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. 60 minutes. Free. Register Here. 
  • Diverse Communities Scholarship program

    The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy is pleased to offer the Diverse Communities Scholarship program for members of diverse communities to attend the AFP International Fundraising Conference San Antonio, TX, March 31 - April 2, 2019. 

    AFP is pleased to offer $1,500 scholarships ($799 conference registration fee + some travel expenses) for each of the currently identified AFP diverse communities. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the diversity scholarship campaign, for your generosity and for helping to ensure the success of this program.

    AFP’s diverse communities include: African-American/Black, Asian, People with Disabilities, Faith-based, LGBTQ, Hispanic, Jewish, Rural, or another underrepresented community. 

    The application process will open September 1 – October 31, 2018.  Deadline for application submission is October 31, 2018. Selected candidates will be notified by email by December 1, 2018.

    2019 Diverse Communities Scholarship Application

    This scholarship opportunity is open to members and nonmembers and we encourage you to distribute to the colleagues in your personal and professional networks.

Our Events

  • Meet the Funders

    Oct 26, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM (ET)
    Providence, RI, United States