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Investing in our teachers
By Toby Shepherd / June 27, 2014
The Rhode Island Foundation has highlighted professional development as one of the Foundation’s three core strategies for achieving educational success in our state.

Leadership: visible or invisible?
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / June 24, 2014
Do you know who the invisibles are in your organization? Are there invisibles in leadership roles at your organization? How does your organizational culture recognize and reward invisibles?

John Barnett named CFO
By Chris Barnett / June 23, 2014
John Barnett is named vice president of finance and chief financial officer. In his new role, Barnett directs the finance, accounting, budgeting and investment functions for the $800-million community foundation.

OpportunitySpace RI opens doors to city-owned properties
By Chris Barnett / June 18, 2014
Four municipalities have launched an on-line database of government-owned properties.

Funders at the Foundation
By Connie Grosch / June 17, 2014
Funders visit the Foundation for a briefing on community-led organizing as a strategy for change; another group of funders comes to discuss sustainable food systems and networks as part of 2014 New England Food Summit.

Five Questions with Dan Sullivan
By Jean Cohoon / June 16, 2014
Dan Sullivan and his wife, Kathy, established a donor advised fund at the Foundation in 2012. Here, Dan answers questions about the causes they support, what inspires him to give, and his hope for Rhode Island’s future.

$60,000 available to groups serving Jewish community
By Chris Barnett / June 11, 2014
Jewish community, religious and educational organizations have until June 27 to apply for $60,000 in grants.

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.

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