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; Chrsitine Pellegri, MPA, CFRE; and Geri Manning


  • Step up and become a Certified Fund Raising Executive: Apply before July 15

    If you’ve been considering submitting a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) application, now is the time to put yours together! Submit your application by the July 15 deadline to get one step closer to becoming a CFRE. Once your application is approved, you’ll be eligible to sit for the CFRE exam. Learn more here.
  • RI Gives Day

    On Tuesday, June 5th, AFP-RI and more than fifty other non-profit organizations all over Rhode Island are participating in the First Annual RI Gives Day.  Through the grassroots participation of non-profits across Rhode Island, RI Gives Day is a day of RI philanthropy.  Tell your friends, mark your calendar and join in the fun!

    As a friend and loyal supporter of AFP-RI, I know that you believe in the power of philanthropy. I hope that you will consider joining us on the first RI Gives Day, by making a gift to AFP Foundation’s Be the Cause campaign.

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