Upcoming Offerings

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.)

Leadership Development


Executive director peer learning lunch

Dates: beginning September 17, 2015, we will meet the third Thursday of each month
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM at the Rhode Island Foundation
Target audience: executive directors, especially those new to their roles
Fee: FREE!
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.

STrengthening your organization’s professional development plan
Presenter: Cindy Butler, SPHR, Butler & Associates
Date: October 8, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Target audience: executive directors, senior staff, and board members
Fee: $25 per person or $15 per person for teams of two or more
In this workshop, explore creative approaches to assess the professional development needs of your staff. Cindy Butler, SPHR, of Butler & Associates, will provide information around how nonprofits of any budget size can deepen and improve staff development. Learn how you can weave free and low cost professional development opportunities into the culture of your organization.

TSNE Executive Transition leadership report
Presenter: Hez Norton, director of partnerships and learning initiatives, Third Sector New England
Date: October 29, 2015
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Target audience: senior nonprofit staff and board members
Fee: FREE!
What do nonprofit leaders need to succeed? The INE and Third Sector New England (TSNE) partnered to survey executives and board members in Rhode Island to discover the challenges and opportunities facing our leaders and organizations. Now in a new report, Leadership New England, TSNE has compiled the findings from more than 1,200 leaders around New England. Join us for a presentation and discussion on the state of nonprofit leadership in our region. Learn more about the Leadership New England data, explore challenges that many of our nonprofits will face in the coming decade, and discuss strategies that will contribute to a thriving nonprofit sector.

Board Development


Board chair peer learning breakfast

Dates: beginning October 27, 2015, we will meet every six weeks at the Rhode Island Foundation
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Target audience: nonprofit board chairs
Fee: FREE!
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.

Planning for future board leadership
Presenter: Nzinga Misgana, nonprofit consultant
Date: November 6, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Target audience: Senior staff and board members
Fee: $25 per person or $15 per person for teams of two or more
This training will offer practical ways for boards to plan for future transitions. Questions we’ll explore will include: How can boards deepen their bench? How can boards tee up the next generation of leadership on the board and executive level? How can boards diversify leadership in an organization? What questions should boards ask regularly to help prepare for successions? And how can board members instill a culture of succession planning on an organizational level?

The exceptional nonprofit board: moving from good to great
Presenter: Jill Pfitzenmayer, Ph.D., Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence
Date: November 17, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Fee: FREE!
A high-functioning board will help propel your organization forward and enable it to better achieve its mission. Learn tools and best practices for elevating the performance of your board from good to great in this essential training. All are welcome. 

Fund Development


Intro to grant writing and fund development

Presenter: Jill Pfitzenmayer, Ph.D., Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence
Date: October 21, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Target audience: open to those new to fundraising and grant writing
Fee: FREE
Learn the basic elements that every fund development plan should have in place during this introductory-level training. We'll cover grant writing basics, application preparation, and participants will be offered the opportunity to get gentle feedback on a pending grant proposal.

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.

Organizational Development


Info breakfast: HealthSource RI

Presenters: Cheryl Del Pico and Marti Rosenberg, The Providence Plan
Date: October 14, 2015
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Target audience: open to all
Fee: FREE!
Is your organization looking for a new way to purchase health coverage? Do you want to know more about your client’s health coverage options?

HealthSource RI, Rhode Island's health benefits exchange, is a one-stop marketplace for Rhode Islanders and employers to find, compare, and purchase health coverage. Whether you’re buying health insurance for the first time or exploring your health insurance choices, HealthSource RI has many options to fit your organization’s needs and budget.

Some Rhode Islanders will qualify for no cost insurance or tax credits to help pay their monthly health insurance bills. . Nonprofit organizations can purchase insurance at any time during the year. Open Enrollment for individuals and families starts on November 1, 2015. Come learn more about the options for your organization – and what your clients need to know – at this free, informational breakfast.

Address

LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Directions

Contact

(401) 274-4564
info@rifoundation.org

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