Upcoming Offerings

The INE offers workshops to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations.

 
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

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Board Development


How to make your great board an exceptional board
Date: Thursday, April 13
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Presenter: Jill Pfitzenmayer, Ph.D., Rhode Island Foundation
Target audience: Seasoned board members; attendance at introduction workshop suggested
This program will lay out the difference between good governance practices and the practices of an outstanding nonprofit board. We will discuss board engagement strategies, methods for turning board meetings into highly productive sessions, and other tools to bring new energy to your board.

Finance 101: Understanding What the Finance Committee is Saying
Date: Thursday, May 18
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Presenter: Larson Gunness
Target audience: New and seasoned board members
Want to have a better understanding of what's being presented by the finance committee? Want to feel comfortable in your ability to assess the financial health and performance of your nonprofit? Regardless of your training and background, you CAN become conversant, even competent, in reading and drawing conclusions from financial statements. In this session we'll discuss the basics of financial statements, how you can find your way in to understanding them, and how financials should be linked to overall strategic planning. It'll be fun!

PEER LEARNING NETWORK MEETINGS FOR BOARD CHAIRS

Date: Continues through June 2, 2017

These peer networking sessions are designed to help board chairs learn on the job and build out a network of peer support. Facilitated by INE staff, the content and topics of each meeting will be determined by group members. Action-oriented next-steps, resource sharing, and informal coaching will be provided at every meeting and incorporated into subsequent meetings.

  • April 21, 2017;  9:00 – 11:00 AM
  • June 2, 2017;  9:00 – 11:00 AM

Leadership Development


Peer learning network meetings for new executive directors
Date: Continues through June 8, 2017
Time: all meetings take place from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

This monthly peer networking program is designed to help new executive directors with less than one year of experience learn on the job and build out a network of peer support. Facilitated by INE staff, the content and topics of each meeting will be determined by group members. Action-oriented next-steps, resource sharing, and informal coaching will be provided at every meeting and incorporated into subsequent meetings.

  • April 11, 2017
  • May 12, 2017
  • June 8, 2017

Address

LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Directions

Contact

(401) 274-4564
info@rifoundation.org

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