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 offerings around the state

We kicked-off regional, three-part sessions – board chair peer learning breakfasts, office hours with Foundation staff, and executive director networking lunches – in Newport and are continuing them around the state this summer and fall. Each session is free; registration is required.

Board chair peer learning breakfasts, 9-10:30 a.m.
Designed for new and seasoned board chairs, these sessions will include a mini-workshop and peer discussion focused on specific topics. Please see topics and registration links below.

Office hours, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Foundation staff will provide individual, confidential technical assistance and share expertise with organization leaders seeking guidance and support. Board members and senior leaders may sign up for a 30-minute appointment with a Foundation staff member of their choice (noted below). Jill Pfitzenmayer will provide guidance around board governance issues, Keith Tavares will provide support around fund development issues, and a Grant Programs Officer will provide guidance from a funder’s perspective. To register, contact Keith Tavares at (401) 427-4054 or or Jill Pfitzenmayer at (401) 427-4006 or

Executive directors networking lunches, 12-1 p.m.
Join nonprofit executive directors in your community for an informal opportunity to network, share information, and problem-solve over lunch. Please see registration links below.

  • June 7: South Kingstown Land Trust Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown
    9-10:30 a.m. - Board chair peer learning breakfast: Board role in fundraising
    9 a.m.-12 p.m. – Office hours 
    Technical Assistance provided by:
    Jennifer Pereira, Vice President of Grant Programs
    Jill Pfitzenmayer, Vice President of Capacity Building
    Keith Tavares, Capacity Building Officer
    12-1 p.m. – Executive directors networking lunch
     
  • September 13: Warwick (specific location TBD)
    9-10:30 a.m. - Board chair peer learning breakfast: Board chair/executive director relationships
    9 a.m.-12 p.m. – Office hours 
    Technical Assistance provided by:
    Ricky Bogert, Grant Programs Officer
    Jill Pfitzenmayer, Vice President of Capacity Building
    Keith Tavares, Capacity Building Officer
    12-1 p.m. – Executive directors networking lunch
     
  • November 8: Northern Rhode Island (specific location TBD)
    9-10:30 a.m. - Board chair peer learning breakfast: Board recruitment and orientation
    9 a.m.-12 p.m. – Office hours 
    Technical Assistance provided by:
    Inés Merchán, Grant Programs Officer
    Jill Pfitzenmayer, Vice President of Capacity Building
    Keith Tavares, Capacity Building Officer
    12-1 p.m. – Executive directors networking lunch

Board chair learning breakfasts at Rhode Island Foundation

October 11: Board role in strategic planning
December 6: Board role in fundraising

Address

LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Directions

Contact

(401) 274-4564
info@rifoundation.org

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