Upcoming Opportunities

 

The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence (INE) provides opportunities for nonprofits to strengthen organizational capacity through topic-focused workshops.

INE workshops enable staff, board members, and volunteers representing Rhode Island nonprofit organizations to learn skills and techniques that will enable them to better achieve their mission.

 

 Larson Gunness, of Gunness Financial, instructs attendees on 'creating and managing a budget.'
INE workshops enable staff, board members, and volunteers of Rhode Island nonprofit organizations to learn skills and techniques that will enable them to better achieve their organizations' missions. Here, Larson Gunness, of Gunness Financial, instructs attendees on "creating and managing a budget."

Check out our programs

Click on the event title for more information on the program and to register. All programs will be held at the Rhode Island Foundation.

Introduction to grant writing

This workshop will walk participants through the typical components in most grant requests, including the Rhode Island Foundation grant application, and includes tips for how to write a competitive proposal. 
Target audience: Open to all
Date and time: February 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Presenter: INE staff

Board chair peer learning meetings

We will convene board chairs (grouped by organization budget size) to share best practices and learning around key issues. All meetings are held from 9-10:30 a.m. over breakfast.

Target audience: Board chairs from organizations with budgets less than $500k
February 23: succession planning
April 27: board recruitment/orientation
June 22: board engagement
August 24: board chair/ED relationship
October 26: running your board meeting
December 14: board role in strategic planning

Target audience: Board chairs from organizations with budgets more than $500k
March 23: succession planning
May 25: board recruitment/orientation
July 27: board engagement
September 21: board chair/ED relationship
November 16: running your board meeting

Introduction to fund development: part I 

This program will cover the fundamentals of a successful fund development program: what to include in a fund development plan and understanding funding sources as the foundation for that plan – specifically the acquisition and retention of individual donors.
Target audience: Any organization with no development staff.
It is highly recommended that participants attend parts I and II to get the most out of the program.
Organizations are encouraged to send at least two attendees to each workshop.
Date and time: March 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Presenter: Keith Tavares, program officer, INE

Introduction to fund development: part II

This program will dig deeper into the fundamentals of a successful fund development plan: how to implement a successful fund development plan, to include strategies for engaging, cultivating and soliciting funding sources.
Target audience: Any organization with no development staff.
It is highly recommended that participants attend parts I and II to get the most out of the program.
Organizations are encouraged to send at least two attendees to each workshop.
Date and time: March 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Presenter: Keith Tavares, program officer, INE

How to be a successful board fundraiser for your organization

Aimed specifically at board members with passion for mission and limited experience around fund development, this program will provide concrete steps to make every board member a fundraiser.
Target audience: All board members
Date and time: April 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Presenters: Jill Pfitzenmayer, vice president, INE, and Keith Tavares, program officer, INE

Introduction to board service

If you are a first-time board member, come learn more about your responsibilities and how you can best serve your organization’s board.
Target audience: New board members
Date and time: May 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Presenter: Jill Pfitzenmayer, vice president, INE

Address

LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Directions

Contact

(401) 274-4564
info@rifoundation.org

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