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What does philanthropy mean to us?
By Neil Steinberg / June 9, 2014
We are often asked: what is philanthropy, and can my contributions really help meet the needs of the community?

Nonprofits honored for work to be admired
By Chris Barnett / June 5, 2014
Our Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence honors five nonprofits with Best Practice Awards.

Where do you find your organization’s best learning?
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / June 3, 2014
Only a truly great organization is strengthened through the process of learning from its mistakes.

Celebrating a year of inspiration
By Chris Barnett / June 2, 2014
Hundreds of business leaders, donors, grant recipients and community leaders gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center for our 2014 Annual Meeting. Here is what CEO and President Neil Steinberg told them.

Christine Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund
By Jean Cohoon / May 28, 2014
This fund, which “broadens perspectives and enhances personal growth” of students participating in travel and career internship programs abroad, honors URI graduate and adventurer Christine Grinavic who was lost at sea in 2007 at age 26.

Urban farming takes root in Providence
By Chris Barnett / May 27, 2014
A greenhouse will soon rise on a vacant, city-owned lot near a neighborhood school.

Lynn Taylor is helping RI defeat Hep C
By Jessica David / May 21, 2014
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, so it seems appropriate to catch you up on the work of Lynn E. Taylor, MD, 2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellow.

Primary care reform initiative highlights success
By Connie Grosch / May 20, 2014
Data shows reduced rates of costly inpatient hospitalization, improvement in patient health outcomes and higher quality patient experience.

Boston Fed names Adrian Bonéy to advisory council
By Chris Barnett / May 16, 2014
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston names Adrian Bonéy to its New England Community Development Advisory Council

10 Quick Tips: Ask a Grant Programs Officer
By Connie Grosch / May 8, 2014
A workshop for nonprofit organizations looking to improve their grant-seeking skills.

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