Association of Fundraising Professionals - Rhode Island Chapter
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Advancing philanthropy through education, training and advocacy


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

For more information about the Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island, who we are and how to get involved click on What is AFP-RI  or contact us directly.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), is an international member organization that provides education and support for individuals involved with fundraising for non-profits. 

This website is designed for those who raise funds and/or work with a nonprofit organization in Southern New England.

  • Are you interested in improving your fundraising skills?
  • Finding an interesting training session?
  • Networking with other fundraising professionals?

We've got something to interest you!

On this site you'll find information about:

  • becoming a member of AFP,
  • upcoming educational workshops, 
  • attending CFRE review courses
  • scholarship opportunities
  • philanthropy events,
  • volunteer opportunities and more
CONTACT the Rhode Island AFP Chapter directly or


AFP, an association of professionals throughout the world, advances philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy. You can learn more about AFP, by visiting our international website at

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to promote high ethical behavior in the fundraising profession and to preserve and enhance philanthropy and volunteerism.

Members of AFP are motivated by an inner drive to improve the quality of life through the causes they serve. They serve the ideal of philanthropy, are committed to the preservation and enhancement of volunteerism; and hold stewardship of these concepts as the overriding direction of their professional life. They recognize their responsibility to ensure that needed resources are vigorously and ethically sought and that the intent of the donor is honestly fulfilled.

To these ends, AFP members, both individual and business, embrace certain values that they strive to uphold in performing their responsibilities for generating philanthropic support. AFP business members strive to promote and protect the work and mission of their client organizations. To read more, click here.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights. To read more, click here.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 233 chapters throughout the world. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. Our chapter in Rhode Island serves the needs of fundraising professionals in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut. We're working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. AFP is the fastest-growing association in the fundraising profession! Why? Because AFP offers the best networking opportunities, an unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards, and the most exciting and cutting-edge educational and professional advancement opportunities. The Rhode Island Chapter is 200 members strong and offers exceptional benefits.