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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 diversity.

2018 Grant Opportunity from Collette

Collette, a RI based global tour operator, has established a signature program, Learning Explorers, within its current philanthropy giving program. The focus of this special grant will be youth literacy.  

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2018

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Feb 15 - Gift Processing Associate
Overview: The Gift Processing Associate has primary responsibility for maintaining all gift transactions, acknowledgements, and donor files, as well as preparing all necessary gift reports for The Wheeler School and Breakthrough Providence. Key Qualifications: • The Raiser's Edge or similar fundraising software experience strongly preferred • Filing experience (both paper and software files) • Able to prioritize in a fast-paced work environment ... more >
Feb 15 - Application Support Specialist
The University of Rhode Island Foundation The URI Foundation Application Support Specialist provides assistance on the use of the advancement database and engagement tools used by the URI Foundation and Alumni Association for communication with alumni, parents, and friends, and creates data queries to produce lists to support organizational needs. The Application Support Specialist reports to the URI Foundation Director of Reporting and Analytics. ... more >
Feb 14 - Grants and Administrative Assistant
vBCF seeks a full-time (40 hours/week) Grants/Administrative Assistant to support its grantmaking and office operations tasks. The position is based in Newport, RI . ... more >
Feb 7 - Rhode Island Assistant Director of Philanthropy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more. ... more >
Feb 7 - Director of Development
As we prepare for our bicentennial celebration in 2022, the RIHS, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is looking for a skilled fundraiser with a minimum of five years’ experience in development, with supervisory experience, who can also help raise our profile; in addition, the successful candidate will understand that convincing the community to give to us is predicated upon what we can give back to the community. The RIHS’s members, supporters, sponsors, and partners are crucial to our strategic plan; therefore, the Director of Development will play a key role in cultivating, maintaining, and enhancing these relationships. Duties and Responsibilities Create and implement a dynamic annual development plan and strategy; Oversee and manage membership program Oversee and manage the RIHS Annual Fund; Manage relationships with Board of Trustees, donors and prospective donors, as well as fundraising volunteers and staff; Identify, qualify, research, cultivate, solicit, and steward high-level supporters Work with senior leadership and the Communications Manager to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy; Work with Executive Director to implement comprehensive and integrated planned giving, endowment, and legacy naming opportunity programs; Develop, achieve, and report on key financial and development goals; Manage Development Committee Work with staff across departments to coordinate grant proposals and reports; and Proficiently use the DonorPerfect database as a fundraising tool TO APPLY Email cover letter, resume/CV, and the names of three references to, attention C. Morgan Grefe, RIHS Executive Director, with “Director of Development” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. ... more >
Feb 14 - AFP Top Ten Fundraising Tips (Week of February 12, 2018): Special Valentine's Day Top Ten: All About Donors and Donor Love!
(Feb. 12, 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 >
Feb 14 - Global Trends in Technology and Social Media Use Among NGOs
(Feb 14, 2018) The third annual Global Technology Report analyzes how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use web, email and mobile technology, online fundraising tools and social media, as well as manage data and security. ... more >
Feb 9 - AFP Board for 2018
AFP membership has approved the association's proposed slate of board of directors for 2017. ... more >