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Jill Pfitzenmayer
Jill Pfitzenmayer
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2015 Nonprofit Best Practice Awards- Now accepting nominations!
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / February 25, 2015
The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence (INE) best practice award program honors the passion and impact of five Rhode Island nonprofit organizations. Each award includes an unrestricted grant of $1,000 and a tuition waiver for up to two board/staff members in any INE program for up to a year after the award.

What I have learned from the Rhode Island Fellows
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / August 1, 2014
Listening to their stories and experiences, I have learned that our nonprofit executives are a passionate, talented and tireless group of leaders.

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?

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.

Are you getting the board members you need?
By Jill Pfitzenmayer / April 23, 2014
There are many board members who fit that profile and who bring passion, talent and treasure to their role. But are you shortchanging your organization because you’re thinking too narrowly about board membership?

By Jill Pfitzenmayer / March 25, 2014
The Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence (INE) best practice award program honors the passion and impact of five Rhode Island nonprofit organizations.

Featured Post

  • RI Foundation awards $285,000 to Newport County nonprofits Posted last week
    The grants, through our Newport County Fund, will underwrite a host of activities ranging from workforce training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and protecting vulnerable seniors.
  • $2.6 million awarded for behavioral health care Posted 3 weeks ago
    Six nonprofit organizations will use $2.6 million in grants to support primary and secondary prevention models and high-quality, affordable behavioral health care services across the state. The funding is the first from the Behavioral Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.
  • Vision and commitment Posted last month
    Hundreds of community and business leaders, donors, grant recipients, and other partners gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 16 for our 2019 Annual Meeting. Here are highlights of what our President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg told them.
  • Making science come alive Posted last year
    Thanks to our Carter Spark Grant, Narragansett Elementary School students just learned a lot about life around Narragansett Bay. Special education teacher Karen Festa used the grant to bring Save the Bay’s living “Bay Classroom Experience” to school.
  • Roger Williams' ideals come to life in scholarship recipients Posted last year
    The Rhode Island Foundation is sending seven high school seniors off to college with scholarships honoring Roger Williams, the state’s founding father.The four-year, renewable scholarships are through the Carter Roger Williams Initiative, which was launched last year by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter.
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