Upcoming Offerings

The INE offers workshops and convenings to share best practices in nonprofit management and governance.

Check out our current schedule

(Click on the event links for more information on the program and to register.)

Informing, Engaging, and Activating your Key Audiences: A Social Media Education Series for Nonprofits

Social media is an important way for nonprofits to communicate directly with their audiences, build new relationships, and move the broader community to action. Tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest should be used as carefully and as strategically as any other communications activity and integrated into your overall outreach plans. This three session, free series - co-sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island - is designed to support Rhode Island nonprofits in learning more about current best practices in using social media – from establishing a presence and building followers to engaging and activating those followers on your organization’s behalf. All sessions will be presented by Kate Haranis, account director, Denterlein.
Session one: Establishing a presence, August 26, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Session two: Creating a discussion, September 23,  9:00 - 11:00 AM
Session three: Turning interest into action, October 15,  9:00 - 11:00 AM 

Peer learning group for new executive directors
Starts September 18, 2014 and continues on third Thursday of each month; 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Facilitator: Jill Pfitzenmayer, vice president, INE; content and topics will be determined by group members
Fee: Free (limited to 10 executive directors with less than one year of experience)

10 quick tips: free/low cost software for nonprofits
September 26, 2014; 12:00 – 1:15 PM with optional networking and coffee until 2 PM
Presenter: Kathleen Malin, vice president, technology & operations management, Rhode Island Foundation
Fee: Free

Finance 201: strategic planning
October 1, 2014; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presenter: Larson Gunness, Gunness Financial
Fee: $10.00 per person

Hands-on communications: tools & strategies for sharing your story – a discussion
October 10, 2014; 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Presenter: Kath Connolly, The Learning Community
Fee: $10
per person

GET Your big message on those small screens: a how-to web design workshop
October 16, 2014; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenter: Ann-Marie Harrington, president & founder, Embolden
Fee: $15 per person

10 quick tips: how to fail spectacularly
October 31, 2014; 12:00 – 1:15 PM with optional networking and coffee until 2 PM
Presenter: Jill Pfitzenmayer, vice president, INE, Rhode Island Foundation
Fee: Free

Endowments 2.0
November 6, 2014;  9:00 – 11:00 AM
Presenter: Gail Ginnetty
Fee: Free

Legal issues for nonprofits 

November 18, 2014; 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Presenters: Jack Partridge, Esq., and Kimberly McCarthy, Esq., Partridge, Snow & Hahn
Fee: Free

10 quick tips: ask a grant programs officer
November 21, 2014; 12:00 – 1:15 PM with optional networking and coffee until 2 PM
Presenter: Jenny Pereira, grant programs officer, Rhode Island Foundation
Fee: Free

Auditing your fundraising program
December 3, 2014; 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Presenter: Gayle Gifford, ACFRE
Fee: Free

Social Media Strategies
Coming in Spring, 2015


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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