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.

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.

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

Lobbying and Election-Related Activities for Public Charities

This workshop will focus on federal and state lobbying and advocacy rules for nonprofits. The emphasis of the training will be placed on federal tax law rules regarding electoral activities for 501c3 organizations, including:

  • How can you continue to advocate for your issues during election years?
  • How can you educate the public through candidate forums and questionnaires?
  • How can you ensure voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts are conducted legally?
  • How can you safely support or oppose ballot measures without being partisan?
  • What are the key issues that well-intended nonprofits should be on the lookout for during federal election season?

Target audience: Priority will be given to representatives of nonprofit organizations on a first come, first serve basis; limit of one person per organization
Date and time: June 5, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Presenters: Nikhil Pillai, counsel, Bolder Advocacy Initiative, Alliance for Justice; and Stacy DiCola, associate director of public information, Office of the RI Secretary of State
 

Address

LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
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Contact

(401) 274-4564
info@rifoundation.org

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