Upcoming Opportunities


We are proud to provide opportunities for nonprofits to strengthen organizational capacity through topic-focused workshops.

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

Check out our programs

Capacity building workshops

These workshops will be held at the Rhode Island Foundation and will be facilitated by our Jill Pfitzenmayer and Keith Tavares. An optional networking lunch (12-1 p.m.) for attendees will follow all presentations.

Successful Board Fundraising
April 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Participants will learn concrete steps to make every board member a fundraiser. This workshop is aimed specifically at board members with passion for mission and limited experience around fund development.

Introduction to Grant Writing
May 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Participants will learn typical components in most grant requests, including the Rhode Island Foundation grant application, and tips for how to write a competitive grant proposal.

Board chair learning breakfasts

This monthly convening, specifically for new and seasoned board chairs, will include a mini-workshop and peer discussion focused on specific topics. Breakfast meetings will be held in Providence and at locations around the state.

Board committee structures
April 5, 9-10:30 a.m.
Rhode Island Foundation

Please check back for additional breakfast sessions.

Board Bootcamp Leadership Program

April 26 and 27
Rhode Island Foundation
We are seeking active, passionate Rhode Islanders who are looking for ways to serve their community and make a lasting difference by helping to shape the state’s critical nonprofit sector through board service. Learn more.


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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