The INE offers workshops and convenings to share best practices in nonprofit management and governance.
|Staff of area nonprofits enjoyed "speed dating" to meet and talk with some of Rhode Island's corporate funders. Our partners for this fun and informative session were Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, CVS Health, Fidelity Investments, and the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island.
Check out our current schedule
(Click on the event title for more information on the program and to register.)
Executive director peer learning lunch
Dates: meets the third Thursday of each month
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM at Rhode Island Foundation
Target audience: executive directors, especially those new to their roles
It’s lonely at the top! We hear this from executive directors all the time, especially those who are new in the role. To help executive directors connect and network with a group of peers, join us for an informal luncheon and peer learning group. This is a monthly lunch meeting designed to help executive directors (especially those new to their role) learn on the job. Informal coaching and resource sharing will be part of every meeting, and lunch will be provided. Meetings will be facilitated by INE staff, but the content and topics will be determined by the group members.
Board chair peer learning breakfast
Dates: meets every six weeks at Rhode Island Foundation; next meeting is December 8, 2015
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Target audience: nonprofit board chairs
This informal peer networking breakfast is designed to help board chairs learn on the job. Informal coaching and resource sharing will be part of every meeting. Meetings will be facilitated by INE staff, but the content and topics will be determined by the group members.
Fund development for board members
Presenter: Simone Joyaux, ACFRE
Date: December 1, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Target audience: Board members and senior staff. Since this training is
targeted towards board members, senior staff must bring at least one
board member in order to attend.
Fee: $25 per person or $15 per person for teams of two or more.
This intensive training will clarify the roles and responsibilities of the board in fund development and bring greater clarity, strength, and purpose to your organization’s fund development plan. Topics explored will include:
- What you need to know as board members to do fundraising better
- What you need to know as board members to leave your staff alone and let them do fundraising better.
- Why fundraising isn't doing so well
- What you should expect from your staff to support your help with fundraising (e.g., Joyaux's concept of enabling)
- What your staff have every right to expect of you - and what they should not expect of you.