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


 What is a Partner in Philanthropy?

A Partner in Philanthropy is a person or business which has furthered the achievement of your non-profit organization's mission through significant generosity, outstanding leadership or exemplary volunteer contributions.

How do I honor my Partner(s) in Philanthropy
Each year at the National Philanthropy Day Celebration, your Partner(s) in Philanthropy will be honored in front of a large audience from our local philanthropic community for their commitment to your organization.

Your organization may honor up to two (2) Partner(s) in Philanthropy at the celebration. A business or group of two or more equals one Partner.

The 2016 tribute will happen on November 18, 2016, National Philanthropy Day. Stay tuned for our announcement of when you can begin submitting your Partner in Philanthropy information for recognition at our National Philanthropy Day 2016 event.


Having trouble writing a special tribute to your Partner?
Click here to see this PIP idea starter for some samples from last year.

To view Partner and Philanthropy recipient videos click here.

How will my Partner(s) be honored?

  • Name, photo and comments from questions displayed on event video screens before event and during Partners in Philanthropy recognition
  • Through a special address by our keynote speaker
  • In a group recognition ceremony with nearly 100 other Partners
  • With a written tribute of the Partner's exemplary work (and photo) in the event program book
  • With the presentation of an individualized certificate and pin.
Suggested TLC for Your Partner(s)
  • Provide thoughtful answers regarding your Partner's involvement and photo of your Partner(s) to be included in the slideshow and in the program
  • Arrive in time to greet your Partner(s) or drive to National Philanthropy Day (NPD) with your Partner(s)
  • Be sure to have your photo taken with your Partner(s) in the NPD photo booth
  • Make sure your Partner's family and business associates, along with your board members and other organization representatives are invited (AFP will send the invitations or give them to you).
Contact Christine Pellegri and Amy Gravell for more information.