Nonprofit Capacity Building

We provide capacity-building opportunities for local nonprofit organizations through topic-focused workshops and learning opportunities, enabling staff, board members, and volunteers to learn skills and techniques that will allow them to better achieve their missions. We value our nonprofit partners and the work they do and we are committed to strengthening the sector. Learn about upcoming opportunities.

We support nonprofits by sharing best practices, providing tools, doing good research, and encouraging leadership. We provide tools and information to promote:

  • Good governance
  • Sound management
  • Cross-sector collaboration
  • Reliable research

Our work

The Newport County Community Mental Health Center accepts its 2016 Best Practice Award.

One of our offerings, the Board Bootcamp Leadership program, helps to "boot up" the next generation of nonprofit leaders.

Since 2008, we have provided training, technical assistance, funding, and support to nearly 3,000 program participants representing more than 1,100 organizations. We believe strong leadership is a cornerstone for nonprofit success.

Strong infrastructure means that organizations have the capacity to deliver services more effectively. We have provided multi-year capacity-building and support to more than 30 nonprofits.

More about our capacity-building work 

Attendees applaud the 2016 Best Practice Award recipients.

2018 Best Practice Awards

See video highlights of the great work our 2018 Best Practice Awardees are doing in the community.

Nonprofit emerging leaders are paired with experienced mentors.

Nonprofit emerging leaders

Our Nonprofit Emerging Leaders program is providing unique learning opportunities for aspiring leaders through a year-long mentoring program.

Through the blog, our  Jill Pfitzenmayer offers insights on nonprofit leadership, Foundation Fellows, and more.

Nonprofit insights

Our Jill Pfitzenmayer offers insights on nonprofit leadership, Foundation Fellows, and more.

Read Jill's blog posts.


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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