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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 diversity.

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May 22 - Director of Individual Giving
The Director of Individual Giving is a new position at the College Crusade that is responsible for helping the organization meet annual fundraising goals. The Director will work in partnership with College Crusade leadership (staff and board) to identify potential financial champions and ambassadors for the organization and coordinate/lead cultivation and solicitation efforts. The Director will partner closely with the organization’s special events team to integrate major gift cultivation efforts with annual fundraising events. The Director will also ensure systems are in place to manage effective and timely communication with donors and prospects. In celebration of the College Crusade’s 30th anniversary in 2019, the organization will launch a major giving campaign. The Director of Individual Giving will lead a campaign team and serve a critical role in soliciting and managing donor engagement and stewardship. In 2020 and beyond, the Director will lead and manage additional individual giving efforts aimed at enhancing the organization’s service delivery model and scholarship program. We are looking for a self-starter who is a strong internal and external collaborator and who has the skills required to significantly expand the College Crusade’s current individual donor base, cultivate major gifts, and develop other stewardship opportunities. Our Mission: The mission of the College Crusade of Rhode Island is to increase high school graduation, college and career readiness, and college completion for youth in Rhode Island’s low-income communities. ... more >
May 22 - Development & Events Coordinator for Athletics
The development and events coordinator for athletics assists with coordination and implementation of an athletics-focused donor relations and stewardship program, as well as oversees athletic development-related events. The coordinator works closely and collaborates with the office of donor relations and engagement to best support the University’s priorities and strategic initiatives through meaningful stewardship. The position reports to the associate athletic director for development with additional reporting to the associate vice president of donor relations and engagement. ... more >
May 22 - Grant writer, Corporate & Foundation Relations/Business Engagement Center
This position is responsible for working with URIF development staff, URI faculty, and other parties as needed to support efforts to develop and strengthen corporate and foundation (C&F) relationships for the benefit of the University. The grant writer should be strategic-thinking, detail-oriented and entrepreneurial with superior writing skills to assist in identifying national and international C&F prospects and in developing and implementing appropriate solicitation strategies. As a member of the C&F/BEC team, this position reports to the executive director of corporate & foundation relations/executive director of the business engagement center. ... more >
May 18 - Executive Revolutionary
The Rhode Island Urban Debate League is seeking an entrepreneurial institution-builder to bring our “RIUDL Revolution” to the next level. As chief executive officer, the RIUDL’s next leader will be a proud fundraiser, a visionary change-maker, a business-savvy negotiator, a big league team player, and an inspirational motivator. This search process is the result of a well-planned succession strategy following an 8-year tenure of the organization’s first-ever Executive Director. The Board is implementing an established plan that proposes some overlap between the current and new leader. The new Executive Director will lead the development of RI Urban Debate League into a sustained, substantial and powerful force for innovation and student success in Rhode Island’s urban schools. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required. For full details about the position and how to apply please visit ... more >
May 16 - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
Running a small non-profit organization is no easy endeavor. AFP talks with Amy Wolfe, president and CEO of AgSafe, about how to identify essential aspects of finance, work/life balance, self-care and many others as they pertain to running a small shop. ... more >
May 16 - Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness
Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness is a tool for educating board members, donors, volunteers and staff about how to view, understand and think holistically about fundraising costs and investments. Read about the project and sign up for a free webinar on talking about fundraising costs and effectiveness! ... more >
May 15 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of May 16, 2018): Donor-Centricity, Stewarding Monthly Donors, Understanding Legacy Giving & More!
(May 16, 2018) Our weekly round-up of blog posts, articles, videos and other resources to help you keep on top of latest trends and reach your fundraising goals. ... more >
May 15 - Universal Charitable Deduction Bill Introduced in Congress
(May 15, 2018) A new bill in Congress would allow all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction, even if they didn’t itemize their taxes. ... more >
May 15 - Louisiana Bill to Ban Professional Certifications Defeated in Committee
(May 15, 2018) Work by AFP and other associations has led to significant changes to a Louisiana state bill that would have prohibited the use of professional certificates such as CFRE and ACFRE. ... more >